Rev. George Miller Davis
December 22, 2012
The Rev. George Miller Davis, 87 years young,
of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, died and received
his heavenly birthday on December 13th, 2012
at the Hospice House in the John Knox Village Care Center,
Lee’s Summit, MO.
A requiem memorial mass will be offered for Fr. Davis at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lee’s Summit (416 SE Grand Ave), MO on January 9th, 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow, Fr. Mark McGuire presiding.
A requiem funeral mass will be celebrated as well at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Kokomo (602 W Superior St), IN on January 12th, 11:00 a.m. with a family visitation prior from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Bishop Ed Little presiding.
Fr. Davis was born January 14th, 1925 to Miller Abbot Davis & Johnnie Bird (Hines) Davis in Broken Bow, OK. He received a BS (1949) and a M..Ed. (1955) both from the University of North Texas.
Following a brief teaching career, he studied at General Theological Seminary in New York City and was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church in 1959 and a priest in 1960. He served as the Vicar of St. Mark’s Church in Arlington, TX (1959-1960), Vicar of St. Laurence Church in Grapevine, TX (1959-1960), Vicar of Good Shepherd Church and college chaplain in Wichita Falls, TX (1961-1967), Asst. Rector of Trinity Church in Ft Wayne, IN (1967-1973), and as Rector of St. Andrew’s Church in Kokomo, IN (1973-1991).
He was a veteran of World War II having served in the medical corps and saw action particularly at the Battle of the Bulge. He was also a chaplain for much of his ministerial life with the Fraternal Order of Elks.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Davis of the home; four children - Frank Davis of Houston, TX; Bill Davis of Houston, TX; Marynell Townsend and husband Terry of Cambridge, OH; and Adam Davis and wife, Jenn of Las Vegas, NV; four step children - David Johnson and wife Janie of Jefferson City, MO; Bruce Johnson and wife Bobbie of Ashburn, VA; Douglas Johnson and wife Sue of Independence, MO; and Anne O’Leary and husband Mark of Zionsville, IN. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 25 great-children.
He was preceded in death by his first two wives, Betty and Carol and also by his step son Brian and wife Cecile.
The family has asked that memorial contributions be directed to either; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 416 SE Grand Ave, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 OR St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 602 W. Superior St., Kokomo, IN 46901.
(Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home,115 SW 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063)