Floyd "Zeke" Davis

April 11, 1926 - November 8, 2018
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Floyd A. “Zeke” Davis, 92, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Joseph F. and Anna A. (Swaldo) Davis, Floyd was born April 11, 1926 at Wainwright, Ohio.

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Floyd A. “Zeke” Davis, 92, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Joseph F. and Anna A. (Swaldo) Davis, Floyd was born April 11, 1926 at Wainwright, Ohio.

During his younger years, Floyd worked at Goshen Sewer Pipe, Plant #2. He then went to work for Greer Steel where he retired in 1988.

Floyd was a member of Community Church of the Nazarene at Goshen. He had a passion for serving the Lord and over the years he taught Sunday School, preached sermons and sang worship music while playing his guitar among other things.

He was a sports fan and especially enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians and Browns. Most of all, he cherished his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marjorie (Oppy) Davis whom he married on December 23, 1951; his children, Melvin (Mary) Davis of Ocala, Florida and Marvin (Cindy) Davis and Jo Ann (Larry) Guy both of Goshen; his grandchildren, Erica (Devin) Edmunds of Virginia, Erin (Neil Cook) Davis of Dayton, Mitchell (Diane) Davis of New Philadelphia, Matt (Erin) Davis of Tuscarawas and Marc Davis of New Philadelphia; two great-granddaughters, Harper Edmunds and Norah Davis; a sister, Helen Dalpaiz of Dover; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Davis of Tuscarawas.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Joseph and Robert Davis.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A funeral service celebrating Floyd’s life will be held in the funeral home on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM with Pastor Lee Randolph officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia.

Contributions may be made in Floyd’s memory to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, November 12, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, November 12, 2018

Evergreen Burial Park

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Monday, November 12, 2018

Goshen Community Church of the Nazarene

Address:

2501 David Road SE
NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH 44663

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Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: April 11, 1926
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Condolences for Floyd Davis

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

gc posted on 11/14/18

My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 13,4)

 

Ryan and Kelsey Hill posted on 11/13/18

Our deepest sympathy to everyone during your time of loss. You all we be kept in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Marie Civiello posted on 11/12/18

Joann so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May God be with you and your family during this time.

 

Vicki Shonk posted on 11/11/18

“ Zeke Davis is one of the best guys in Goshen! He was a good man” That’s what Dad said when I told him of Zeke’s passing. From our family to yours, we offer you our deepest sympathies. Earl Lute and Family

 

David and D'Aun Edmunds posted on 11/10/18

To The Davis Family Members, David and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Davis. You have our sincere sympathy on your loss. Our hearts are with you at this sad time. With love, David and D'Aun Edmunds

 

Lisa and Charlie Cook posted on 11/10/18

Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Vicki Offenberger posted on 11/9/18

JoAnn and Marvin, I am so sorry you and the rest of your family. I'd like to offer up this prayer.. Holy Father, Most High Creator. Thank you for your Greatness. Thank you for being our All in all. Thank you for hearing our pleas and answering in our best interest. Thank you for blessing Zeke with a good life and beautiful family. We release him to you, as he heeds your call to come home. We lift the Davis family to you for comfort and peace. We pray your generous kindness will fill their hearts with hope for their futures, and help them hold sweet memories of their husband, dad, grandpa, and brother. We ask for you to blanket them in your loving arms, hold them close, and allow the tears to flow. Grieving is an important step in moving forward. Please help them to feel the love of friends and family around them. Thank you for your Son and the Holy Spirit. In Jesus's name we pray, Amen.

 

Sandy Gallentine posted on 11/9/18

I am so very sorry for your sorrow. He sounds like quite a gentle man and a great Christian.

 

Laurie Medley Townsend posted on 11/9/18

Sorry to hear about Zeke. I remember in Sunday school he would come in the room and say God said there would be light and he would turn on the light switch.

 

Neil Compton posted on 11/9/18

You have my deepest sympathy in this time of loss. I am not able to come for visitation but will uphold the family in my thoughts and prayers. Neil Compton

 

Brad Zimmerman posted on 11/9/18

Marvin, JoAnn and family, I am very sorry to learn of your father's passing. May your memories of life together and good times sustain you in your loss. Sincere sympathy to you.

 

Brad Schumacher posted on 11/9/18

So sorry for your loss.

 

Dave and Ruth Meese posted on 11/9/18

Thoughts and prayers are extended to your whole family in the loss of a dear husband,father, and grandfather. Zeke was a great person and will be missed by all who knew him. God bless all of you.

 

Bette Jane Parrish posted on 11/8/18

Jo Ann, So sorry to learn of your Father's passing. I know he meant the world to you as you did to him. He will be singing praises with the other angels. Prayers & Blessings.

 

Alan and Georgia Johns posted on 11/8/18

So sorry to hear about your loss. Our sympathy is with the family. I worked with Zeke at Greer Steel.

 

Sara Lehigh posted on 11/8/18

So so sorry for your loss. Have lots of great memories. Hard to find a nicer man. Sympathy, prayers, hugs and love. Brent and Sara Lehigh

 

Brian Levengood posted on 11/8/18

Deepest sympathies to you and your family.

 

Tim and Mary Meiser posted on 11/8/18

Jo, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad... memories help to ease the pain. Hugs Tim and Mary Meiser

 

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