Kenneth E. Davis was born to Amos and Esther (Pitts) Davis on November 14, 1933, Scottown, Ohio. He resided in Baltimore, for over 50 years. Kenneth went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, November 30, 2017.
Upon graduating from high school, Kenneth entered the US Air Force. He was stationed in Japan at the end of the Korean Conflict and also helped in the logistics of flights, cargo and crews for the Berlin Airlift. After his enlistment, Kenneth moved back to central Ohio and began working for the Chessie System (CSX) railroad, retiring after 25 years of faithful service. During his time with CSX, he held the office of vice president/president for his local union for several terms. Kenneth also drove school bus for the Pickerington Local School District in the 1970’s. He was an active member of New Beginnings Baptist church for many years. He also was an active member of the Baltimore VFW Post and held the position of Chaplain, a role he truly cherished and was honored to hold, for 20 years.
Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Esther; his brothers. Donald, John and Jim; and sisters, Beulah Mae and Eloise. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Loretta (Chaffin); his children that he dearly loved, Kenneth Andrew (Tracy), Kimberly, Renee (Terry), and Mike (Robin); his nine beautiful granddaughters, Elizabeth, Amelia, Rebecca, Brittney, Michelle, Julie, Jessica, Jamie and Jennifer; 11 great grandchildren; his brother, Carl; sisters, Alma, Nellie and Doris; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kenneth had a great love for his country and veterans that he demonstrated by serving his community as a member of the VFW. One of his other great loves in life was working in his garden; he tried his hand at many different plants over the years, a green thumb extraordinaire. Above all, he had a faith that sustained him through life. Even in his illness, he would share his love of Jesus and could be seen many times praying with residents of his nursing home and sharing the gospel.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
Homecoming service was held December 5, 2017, in the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Baltimore, with Pastor Mark Fennell officiating. Burial followed in Floral Hills Memory Gardens with the Baltimore VFW Post 3761 conducting military rites.
Memorial gifts may be given to FairHoPe Hospice, 282 Sells Rd., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.
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