Charles O. Davis Sr.

February 16, 1928June 22, 2013

Charles O. Davis, Sr., 85, of Lima, died at 6:21 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health Systems. He was born February 16, 1928, in Salem, W.V., to William E. and Mary L. (Cottrill) Davis who preceded him in death. He had been married to Ruth E. Davis, who died February 11, 2013. His special companion of more than 20 years, Mary Seffernick, whom he loved dearly, survives in Lima. Charlie retired from the Maintenance Department at Dana. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy. Surviving are 8 children: Charles O. Davis, Jr., Donald W. (Kim) Davis, Sandra K. Spiller, Larry E. Davis, Susan J. (Sam) Crish, Sharon E. “Sherry” Davis, Aaron (Anissa) Davis and Gale A. (Teri) Davis all of Lima; a sister, Zelma Patricia “Patty” House of Baltimore, MD; a brother, Ralph Davis of Lima; grandchildren: Jason Davis, Jenna Twining, John Seidel, Jeremie Seidel, Shane Dotson, Shawn Dotson, Sam Crish, Matthew Tenney, Ashley Moore, Audrey Moore, Taylor Davis, Quinten Vandemark, Marisaa Davis, Alexis Davis, Quinn Davis, Brandon Ward, Alec Ward and Trey Ward; and twenty great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by the following siblings: Onie Davis, Kenneth Davis, Eugene Davis, Phyllis Ash, William E. Davis, Harold Davis and Eleanore Boop. Funeral services will begin at11:00 a.m., Friday, June 28, 2013, at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, with Rev. Ed Rinehart officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery, with military rites by V.F.W. Post 1275. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2-4, and 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at


  • Funeral Service Friday, June 28, 2013
  • Calling Hours Thursday, June 27, 2013

Charles O. Davis Sr.

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Wayne Fowler

July 13, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. I worked with Charlie in the maintenance department at Dana Corp. in Lima for nearly 20 years. Charlie was a good man and a hard worker.

July 1, 2013

Charles: Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I wish I had known you were living in Lima. I would love to have a cup of coffee with you someday..
Vonda Switzer

Mary £. Bryant

June 28, 2013

You will always live in our hearts and prayers.

June 26, 2013

To Sue, Sam and the family of Mr. Davis,

Cathy and I wish to express our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Davis. We will remember him and all of you in our prayers.

Larry and Cathy Garlock

Dalarie Ford

June 25, 2013

Susan you and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Jessica Kelley

June 25, 2013

Grandpa Charlie - I will miss your welcome hug everytime I came to visit... lots of love... Love always Jessie

Frances Donnal

June 24, 2013

My sincerest sympathy to his family.

Mary & Gary Hufeld

June 24, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.