Charles Frank Davis, 72, of Trenton, MO, formerly of Alexandria, MO, died Friday, April, 12, 2019 at the Eastview Nursing Home in Trenton.
He was born on February 14, 1947 in Keokuk, IA, the son of Charles M. and Alice M. Arthur Davis.
Charles was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He enlisted on September 15, 1967 and received his Honorable Discharge on May 24, 1972. Most of Frank’s service time was spent in Vietnam where he served in the Combat Unit USARV 25th Infantry with the Division Tropic Lightning. He was wounded in combat and was awarded three Purple Hearts. He also received the Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. He received multiple qualification badges for light weapon infantry.
He had been employed at Foote Mineral in Keokuk.
Frank enjoyed fishing and watching old western movies. He also enjoyed watching Andy Griffith and his favorite movie was Rambo. Frank was very talented at playing the Jew’s Harp. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and he enjoyed playing his Jew’s Harp for them and taking them for rides around Alexandria.
He is survived by two daughters, Nicole Davis and Tiffany Davis both of Keokuk and four brothers, John Davis of Wayland, Jim Davis and his wife Beverly of Kahoka, Bill Davis and wife Marilynn of Warsaw and Steve “Moe” Davis and his wife Connie of Keokuk, one sister, Mary Alice Davis of Keokuk, six grandchildren, Stephanie Feikert, Trent Rockelman (Chloe), Kelsee Dobler (Jacob), Brendon Baumle, Breckon Housewright and Brock Davis, three great-grandchildren, Landyn Stark, Trevor Hall and Jaedyn Dobler and one on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Tom Davis.
Graveside services with military rites will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Keokuk National Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 11 am – 12:45 p.m. at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk with the family meeting with friends at that time.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com