Douglas MacArthur Davis

Douglas MacArthur Davis, 75, of Belington, died Monday, April 17, 2017, in Meadow View Manor of Bridgeport.

He was born April 12, 1942, in Ellamore, a son of the late Wilford L. and Valta Rowan Davis

On March 14, 1964, he married Paula Sue Cunningham, who preceded him in death Sept. 4, 1998.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Poppy Sponaugle; eight brothers, Ira “Bud,” Wilford Lorn Davis Jr, James “Jim,” Harry, Larry “Beanie,” Mason, Donald and Ruhl Davis; and two sisters, Sylvia Zirkle and Lillian Linger.

He is survived by two sons, Brian Keith Davis and wife, April, of Rittman, Ohio, and Joshua Todd Webley and wife, Kim, of Wadsworth, Ohio; two daughters, Christina Waybright and husband, Marty, of Belington and Aaron Heck of Buckhannon; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Artis Davis of Brunswick, Ohio, and Everett Davis of Gould; and two sisters, Lieuthanna Hall of Teter and Macil Robison of Strongsville, Ohio.

Mr. Davis served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Alfred A. Cunningham Destroyer in the Tonkin Gulf. He was a Life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 410, Eagles 4357 in Buckhannon and American Legion Post 96 in Belington. He was a coal miner for Island Creek and Barbour Coal and was a Baptist by faith.

Friends will be received Thursday, April 20, from 5-8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. He will lie in state Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Mt. Union United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Phillips and Pastor Downing Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Union Church Cemetery in Buckhannon. The Upshur County Honor Guard will provide military honors at the graveside.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.