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Wilfred C. Davis

November 23, 1930 ~ May 25, 2021 (age 90)


Wilfred C. Davis, 90, of Van Wert passed away at on May 25, 2021 at Van Wert Manor.

He was born on November 23, 1930, in Van Wert, to his late parents, Pryse E. and Georgia (Ashenfelter) Davis. On May 06, 1951, Wilfred married the love of his life, Berneice Alice King.

Wilfred was a graduate of Ridge High School and a lifelong farmer. Throughout the years, he also worked for Ley Equipment, Kill Brothers and finally Aeroquip where he retired after 29 years.

Wilfred was a former member of the Bethel United Methodist Church and of the Middle Point Fox Hunter's Club. He had many hobbies, including farming the 144 year old family farm. Wilfred enjoyed fishing and traveling to Minnesota for his annual fishing trip.

He also loved to hunt, especially fox. Wilfred traveled to all 50 states with family and friends and played cards weekly with his friends. He always looked forward to the annual 4th of July family reunions.

He was a great supporter of Lincolnview and was a basketball season ticket holder for many years. He was also an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons: Charles & Deb Davis of Ohio City, OH; Roger & Tina Davis of Montello, WI; Lester and Cindy Davis of Englewood, FL; brother, Don (Mary) Davis of Dayton; grandchildren: Melissa (Steve) Krindle, Stephanie (Jerry) Hare, Rose (Matt) Powell, Tracy (Keenan) Yelliot, Matthew Davis, Millie Davis, Kasey Davis, Taylor (Patrick) Snead; great grandchildren: Landon Krindle, Ryan Hare, Austin, Rynleigh and Cooper Priest, Harvin Yelliot, Alexandra and Wyatt Powell, Latten Lugenbill and Logan Franks; great-great granddaughter, Annalynn Priest; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Sue Braun, Terry King, Dean (Kathy) King, Linda (Bob) Riley, Rita (Ken) Johansen, Marcile King as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Wilfred was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Berneice Davis; siblings, Jean Evans and Ray Davis; brothers-in-law, Junior King and Leonard King; sisters-in-law: Joann and Shirley King.

Funeral will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home with Reverend Chris Farmer, officiating. Interment will follow in Ridge Cemetery

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral, from 12 to 2 PM on Saturday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial contributions in Wilfred`s memory may be sent to Lincolnview FFA.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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May 29, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

May 29, 2021

2:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

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