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Keith Davis

June 3, 1937 - November 16, 2022
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Keith Davis, age 85, of Massillon, died Wednesday, November 16, 2022, while in the care of Aultman Woodlawn Compassionate Care Center at Canton.

Born in Nottingham, England on June 3, 1937, Keith was a son of the late Joseph W. and Freda N. Joyce Davis.

As a young teen, Keith moved to the United States to live wi…

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Keith Davis, age 85, of Massillon, died Wednesday, November 16, 2022, while in the care of Aultman Woodlawn Compassionate Care Center at Canton.

Born in Nottingham, England on June 3, 1937, Keith was a son of the late Joseph W. and Freda N. Joyce Davis.

As a young teen, Keith moved to the United States to live with family at West Point, New York. He later moved to Columbus, Ohio and began his college education at The Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering.

For many years Keith worked in various metal-based industries and enjoyed studying metals within those firms. He spent the greatest amount of his career at Republic Steel where he held various jobs through the years and even was afforded the opportunity to do quite a bit of traveling to other plants throughout the US and other continents. After retiring at age 60 from the former Enduro Steel, Keith worked for five years as an independent consultant forming his own firm, Davis Metallurgical.

Keith enjoyed fishing, watching and feeding the birds, working outside, reading, following the stock market, and gatherings with his family.

On August 27, 1959, he married the former Sondra Lightell; the couple met while Sondra was attending beauty school in Columbus. Together they have four children, Keith M. (Kathy) Davis of Connecticut, Lisa (Mark) Fortune of Michigan, Jennifer (Paul) Cowan of Massillon, and Sonya (Greg) McCue of East Canton, 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Completing their family is his sister, Freda Gardner of South Carolina, numerous nieces, nephews, special cousins, and extended family members.

In keeping with Keith’s wishes, cremation care will take place. The family is planning a celebration of Keith’s life at a later date. The Geib Funeral Center at Dover is handling arrangements.

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Born: June 3, 1937
Died: November 16, 2022

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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.

 

George Niarchos posted on 11/24/22

Excellent metallurgist who was always upbeat and positive. Great guy to travel with to customers.

 

Lisa and Jim Straughn posted on 11/22/22

Jennifer and family, we are so very sorry to hear about your father’s passing. We are lifting all of you up with much lover and prayers!

 

David Fecich posted on 11/22/22

For many years, Keith was a mentor for me at Republic. He will be missed.

 

William and Kathryn Gintz posted on 11/18/22

So very sorry to hear of your loss, Prayers for all.

 

Vivian and Mike posted on 11/18/22

My dear Sondra and your precious, close-knit family, my heart hurts for your loss. Keith was like an institution in himself. What I mean is he was strong in mind and body, independent, statuesque, kind and quick-witted. Always gracious when I came over to Pine Street and your new home. He liked to talk about his flowers, birds and family (not in that order!) His family was his world and what held him together, though you probably wouldn’t ever hear him say that. I know the last few years have been rough and I can’t give you words to heal them. Just know you are in our prayers, thoughts and hearts.

 

Rita, Joseph, Genia, Dominic, Vincenzo, Marc and Lori Lightell posted on 11/18/22

Sondra and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying that you will sense God's peace in a way that brings rest for your hearts. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. "Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon them. May their soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen "

 

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