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George Dale Davis, 80, of Kingsville, Missouri, formerly of Holden, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021, at his home.

George was born August 9, 1941 at Gunn City, Missouri, son of Leo Ronald Davis, Sr. and Edna Louise (Davis) Davis.

He graduated from Harrisonville High School and served in the United States Army.

He was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Smith on July 17, 1964 at Elm, Missouri.

The couple made their home at Elm, Holden for nearly 40 years and Warsaw for a couple of years prior to moving to their acreage north of Kingsville.

George retired from Lake City Ammunition Plant after many years of service.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and tinkering.

He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Ruth; two daughters, Vicky Fiedler (Jr) of Higginsville, and Janice Gudde (John) of Centerview; two sons, Russ Davis (Dianne Lockhart) of Kingsville, and Bobby Davis of Holden; daughter-in-law, Sandy Davis of Holden; sister, Helen Powell (Jay) of Warsaw; two brothers, Doyle Davis (Janice) of Warsaw, and Medford Davis of Excelsior Springs; seven grandchildren, J.D. Gudde (Jenni) of Berryville, AR; Jessica Gamblin (Dustin) of Centeview; T.J. “Toby” Fiedler (Meagen) of Warrensburg; Cody Fiedler (fiance, Savannah Portell) of Higginsville; Jacob Carver (Brandie Rogers) of Kingsville; Ashley Moore (Eric) of Lee’s Summit and Faith Davis of Kingsville; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, Sandra Louise; parents, Leo and Edna; two brothers, Bud and Jr.; and two sisters, Nadine Sidebottom and Katherine Tucker.

There will be a private interment at the Kingsville Cemetery, at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden.

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