Joe L. Davis, Jr.

August 16, 1940 ~ February 26, 2019 (age 78)



Joe L. Davis, Jr., 78, of Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle.

Born August 16, 1940 in Rich, MS, he was a son of the late Joe L., Sr. and Beulah (Tolbert) Davis.

Joe was a retired truck driver for ABF with over 32 years of service.  He was a member of the Teamsters and a member of the Scottish Rite Masonic Lodge in Missouri.

 He had also worked at the Carlisle Walmart for several years as a Greeter.

Joe was a member of Victory Tabernacle, Carlisle.

He was preceded in death by: a son Samuel E. Davis, a brother  O. D. Davis; two sisters,  Bradie Turner and Beulah Davis; a wife: Meria Davis.

Surviving are his wife:  Vickie ( Thorson) Davis; three daughters:  Mary Davis, Fayette, MO; Linda Davis, Kansas City, MO;  Bradie Davis, Phoenix, AZ; five sons: C J Davis; Melvin Davis, LeeAndrew Davis, Joe L. Davis III and Julius Davis, all of Kansas City, MO; four stepdaughters: Teri Newhouse-Berry, Louisiana; Amanda Thorson and Darlene Brown, Carlisle; Denise Enoch, Greensboro NC; three step sons:  John and Jimmy Thorson, Carlisle and Eric Clark, Virginia. He is also survived by many grand & great-grandchildren; his first wife Ethel Mae Davis and his very good friend Hodges Robinson.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Victory Tabernacle, 472 E. North St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Glenn Yohn officiating.  Burial will follow in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens.  Viewings will be at the Ronan Funeral Home, 255 York Road, Carlisle, on Monday, March 4, 2019 from 6-8 PM and also at the church on Tuesday from 10 AM until time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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