VAUGHAN DAVIS passed away on Feb. 19, 2005, after a lengthy, yet
courageous battle with cancer. Born in Batesville, he was raised in
Little Rock, where he graduated from Central High School. A veteran of
the U.S. Navy, a member of the American Legion and Disabled American
Veterans, Charles spent a number of his 66 years in the car business, as
did his late father and both grandfathers. Midway through his life, he
took up truck driving as a second career, where he developed friendships
all over the country. Always the comedian, Charles created laughter
wherever he was around people, and most felt he had missed his calling.
After retiring, Charles spent his final years in Heber Springs, where he
enjoyed his friends and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Vaughan
Davis, Sr. and is survived by his mother, Mrs. June McClue Davis
Roberts, of Little Rock; brothers, Gene M. Davis and Gary L. Davis of
Arizona; sister, Junelle Dawson of Maumelle; daughter, Sherry Lynn Davis
Bell of West Linn, Oregon; sons, Steven Vaughan Davis of Vancouver,
Wash., and Scott Allen Davis of Ft. Walton, Fla., both serving in the
U.S. Air Force. Also surviving are five grandchildren and three uncles,
John C. Davis of Heber Springs, Crawford and Sid McClue, both of
Arizona. Charles will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 23, and the
family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m. at Olmstead Funeral Home,
Inc. in Heber Springs. A graveside funeral service will be held
Thursday, Feb. 24, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville by Rev. Phillip
Drennan at 1 p.m. with military honors. Arrangements by Olmstead Funeral
Home, Inc. of Heber Springs.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Tuesday, February 22, 2005