MOUNT VERNON — Cecil C. Davis, 64, of McManis Road, Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at his residence following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Cecil was born Jan. 14, 1945, at Watkins Branch, Grundy, Va., and moved to Knox County in 1952. He was a graduate of Howard High School, had been employed at Pittsburgh Plate Glass Industries in Mount Vernon and retired in 2002 from the Anheuser-Busch Co. in Columbus.
Cecil is survived by Carole Newton (a former Fredericktown resident) his companion for the past 14 years and the love of his life; surviving spouse, Susan (McMahon) Davis of Mount Vernon; his mother, Edith E. (Stiltner) Davis Harris of Mount Vernon; his son, Craig W. Davis of Chicago, Ill.; his stepdaughter, Adina (David) Ryan of Mount Vernon; four granddaughters, Ashli Nixon, Whitney Mentzer, Brooke Mentzer and Kristen Davis; his son-in-law, Russ Mentzer of Mount Vernon; brother, Neil C. (Alice) Davis of Danville; brother, the Rev. Roy L. Davis of Millwood; sister, May K. (Mack) Davis Street of Georgia; brother, Dorse W. (Darlene) Davis of Fredericktown; sister, Zella A. (David, Ret. Major USAF) Davis Toney of Mount Vernon; sister, E. Louise (Keith) Davis Carroll of Ocoee, Tenn.; five nephews; six nieces; aunt, Caroline Sturgeon, and uncle, George Stiltner, both of Grundy, Va.; uncle, Arthur (Gladys) Davis of Mount Vernon; and special friend, Don Givens of Columbus.
Cecil was preceded in death by his father, Cecil M. Davis; his brother, Arland Davis; maternal grandparents, Everett and Vicie Stiltner; and paternal grandparents, William and Ruth Alafare Davis.
Cecil was a devoted member of The Old Country Church on U.S. 62, near Millwood, where he enjoyed leading the singing. He loved his home which he helped build. Cecil shared a special love with his mother. He spent a great deal of time outdoors mowing, gardening, feeding the wild birds, deer and stray cats. He also enjoyed driving his pickup truck. Cecil had a wonderful sense of humor, often giving nicknames to those he loved. In recent years, Cecil and Carole enjoyed their winters in Arizona.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Workman Cemetery in Danville.
Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society and left at the funeral home or to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To send an online condolence or share a memory of Cecil C. Davis, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Cecil C. Davis.