Destel Clyde Davis was born January 1, 1922 and departed this life Monday, May 22, 2017 reaching the age of 95.
He was the youngest son and last surviving child of the late John and Louiza Gregory Davis.
He married Zula Lexie Perkins on July 6, 1940.
They were blessed with six childrenGene (Vern) Davis, Ralph
(Carolyn) Davis, Kenny (Rita) Davis, Bruce (Donna) Davis, Sandy
(Junior) Worley and Gary Lee Davis; nine grandchildrenSusan (Tom)
Price, Angie (David) Sidwell, Shannon (Tony) McCracken, Kellie
(Shannon) Carter, R.G. (Kristin) Davis, Bryan Davis, Jill (Heath)
Barnett, Danelle (Barron) Holland and Justin Davis; 12 great-
grandchildrenLauren Chavira, Kade Sidwell, Tamara (Ben) Forsyth,
Davis and Caroline McCracken, Dalton and Emma Carter, Noah, Ben and Leah Kate Holland, Reed and Ginny Lynn Barnett.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years; his sonGary
Davis; five brothersArthur, Marvin, Lee, Bill, Willie and a half
brotherWes Gregory; five sistersIda Brown, India Simpson, Lizzie
Dishman, Ruby Jenkins and Norma Webb.
He was a World War II veteran, in the US Army Infantry Division, serving his country in Pearl Harbor and Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
He was a faithful member of the Monticello Church of Christ.
Amazingly at age 95 he was able to drive himself to the Sunday
morning worship services and the next day he entered the hospital for the last time.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery.
Our local DAV Chapter 105 performed military honors.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to: VAMC/Community Living Center Inpatient Hospice, 1101 Veterans Drive, Lexington, KY 40502. Make checks payable to
Volunteer Services/Inpatient Hospice.
Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on May 30, 2017