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James Ottice Davis
James Ottice DavisAllis Chalmers WD45James Ottice Davis, 88 of Richwood died Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 25, 1933 in Putnam County, West Virginia to the late Ottice Davis and Rosa (Rutan) Harmon.

He was retired from Armco Steel after working their 25 years. His true passion was farming, which he did all his life. He loved being with his family and he was an avid small game hunter when he was able.

On June 1, 1952 he married the former D. Margaret (Stover) in Red House, West Virginia, and she survives. Also surviving are his sons, James (Kathy) Davis, Richwood; Barry (Glory) Davis, Marysville; a daughter, Kathy (Tom) Schmelzer, Richwood; eleven grandchildren, Chad (Rachel) Davis, Kimberly (Jeff) Bowen, Tanya Davis, Emmy (Ryan) Beeson, Tami Chapek, Tim (Holleh) VanSant, Eric Schmelzer, Jennifer (Jonathan Butts) Schmelzer, Marc (Jess) Schmelzer, Abby Davis, Jesse Davis; 14 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, David (Karen) Harmon, Winfield, West Virginia; and three sisters, Donna Eskew, Godfrey, Illinois; Patty Stone, Charleston, West Virginia; and Norma (Terry) Daugherty, Dunbar, West Virginia.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 12:00 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with his son, Jim officiating. Burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 AM to Noon the day of the service at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 1404 Goodale Blvd #200, Columbus, OH 43212.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: William Temple
Richwood, Oh
Mon, Nov 29, 2021 at 9:03 PM

To the Davis family, my condolences of the loss of Jim. He was a great neighbor, and friend, of my family for many years. God bless

#2 from: Brent & KIm Chapman
Tue, Nov 30, 2021 at 7:32 AM

Sending our prayers and sympathies. May all those wonderful memories help carry you thru your loss.

#3 from: Lookabaugh-Pitts Carol
Calgary Alberta Canada
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 8:04 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Davis family during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss.

#4 from: Sue Huffman
Fri, Dec 3, 2021 at 11:25 PM

Sending prayers and hugs to the family

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