OBITUARY

Harold M. Davis

August 2, 1931February 7, 2019
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Name of deceased: Harold Milton Davis Nickname: Hatch (Given to him by his brother-in-law Bill Thomas.)

He was named Harold after the school principal that helped the family. Milton was after his Mother’s brother that was in the Spanish American War.

Born: August 2, 1931 Scranton, PA

Death: February 7, 2019 Age 87 Largo Medical Center

Recent address: Pinecrest Assisted Living 1150 8th Avenue SW #2320 Largo, FL 33770

Former address for over 40 years. 1324 Fairfield Drive Clearwater, FL

Places Lived: Moved a lot as a child in Pennsylvania. Was stationed in Kentucky & Japan. Also lived in Niagara Falls, NY; Ohio; Minnesota; & Florida.

Religion: Baptist. Member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Military service: US Army Korean War Veteran Served as a Medic in Company H Rec’d Bronze Star, Purple Heart, & Combat Infantryman Badge, ect. Additional note: Boxed Middle Weight for the Army. Climbed MT Fuji (how high?) with Chris while stationed in Japan. US Army issued pocket Bible saved his life. The bullet meant for his heart was slowed down by grazing the top of his Bible. Still had bullets in him that could not be removed. His best friend in the Army, Chris – did not survive the war. He did make a trip to see & spend time with Chris’s Mom.

In lieu of flowers please donate in Harold’s memory to: Wounded Warriors

Preceded in death by: Grandson, Kyle Austin Cobb (January 28, 2005).

Survivors Spouse: Marion Daughter Mary-Ellen and her husband Kelvin, & grand-daughter Karissa. Son Todd.

My Dad’s family lived in the coal mining villages when the coal mines were working or Scranton, PA.

Enlisted in the Army at the age of 17 with his Mother’s signature. GED thru the Army. Left for Minnesota to attend trade school paid for by the Army/VA.

Licensed Heating & Air-conditioning technician. The job most liked was with Trudeau & Johnson. The best career decision was going to work for Sears. If it had a motor, it could be fixed.

VA Doctors informed my Dad that he had to leave Minnesota due to the nerve damage from his war injuries or he might lose his arm. He needed to live in a warmer climate – so we moved to Florida. In 1975 the VA Disability changed to 100%.

Loved football & Hockey! Fan of the Minnesota Vikings & Tampa Bay Lightning.

Loved the great outdoors - hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, snow skiing & family picnics.

Enjoyed his cabin on the Snake River in Minnesota. Would even have marksman competition with his brother Joe & his wife Daisy.

There was the famous Hollywood Rat Pack – but they were not as close or had as much fun as Joe, Bob, Mable, & Harold (in later years spouses & kids included).

Other languages spoken: Japanese, conversational Welsh when a child, & a little bit Polish.

Used to make his own beer called Hell’s Brew. Also made wine & cheese. Had the Davis ‘sweet tooth’ and one of his favorite Christmas gifts was a 2 lb. box of Whitman’s chocolates!

He had a beautiful singing voice – could have been a professional singer. Used to sing love songs to my mom and grow roses so that she always had fresh flowers. Thru out the years my Dad would hold my Mom’s hand.

Watched my Dad’s heart melt the first time he held his grandchildren.

Had a very dry sense of humor and enjoyed spending time chatting with people. Nobody was a stranger for very long.

He achieved the American dream by overcoming adversity and poverty.

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Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Celebration Of Life Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Harold M. Davis

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Medical Company
US Army

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David, Ike, Uncle Harold, & Darlene

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Davis Family
1972 in St. Louis Park, MN

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Harold, Mable, & Joe
Being silly for the camera.

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October 2002
Grandper, Grandma, Kyle (7), & Karissa (4).

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Handsome soldier makes the newspaper.

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Grandper's invention for hair replacement makes hospital time fun!

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Sweethearts then & now . . .

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Davis Family - July 1984

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Medical Company
US Army

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David, Ike, Uncle Harold, & Darlene

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Davis Family
1972 in St. Louis Park, MN

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Harold, Mable, & Joe
Being silly for the camera.

FROM THE FAMILY

October 2002
Grandper, Grandma, Kyle (7), & Karissa (4).

FROM THE FAMILY

Handsome soldier makes the newspaper.

FROM THE FAMILY

Grandper's invention for hair replacement makes hospital time fun!

FROM THE FAMILY

Sweethearts then & now . . .

FROM THE FAMILY

Davis Family - July 1984