Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Mercer County native Melvin W. Davis, 82, Bryan, died at 3:10 a.m. Jan. 23, 2012, in his home.
He was born Dec. 9, 1929, in Mercer to Orval K. and Evelyn Counterman Davis. On Jan. 23, 1955, he married Donna Mosier, who died June 10, 2005.
Surviving are children, Deborah (Steve) Hunziker, Columbus, Denise Weisner, Bryan, Brent (Nancy) Davis, New Hudson, Mich., and Michael (Jessica) Davis, Bryan; siblings, Richard Keith Davis, Rockford, and Sharon Ames, Fort Wayne; sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Royce) High, Ohio City, Dorothy Mosier, Bryan, and Nancy (Dave) Hersh, Atlanta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a daughter, Cheryl Davis.
He attended barber college in Dayton, was a barber for more than 50 years and and was co-owner of Mel & Jim's Barber Shop, Bryan. He also was a bus driver for Bryan City Schools for 27 years.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Bryan, and Bryan American Legion and attended the Bryan Senior Center. He served with the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Service is 11 a.m. Friday at Krill Funeral Home, Bryan, the Rev. Barry Sweet officiating. Burial will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan, with graveside military rites conducted by Bryan American Legion.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospital and Wellness Center Hospital Hospice.
Condolences may be left at krillfuneralservice.com.