Wyatt Deeble “Bud” Davis, 83, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, February 21, 2005, at a hospital in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Born Oct. 2, 1921, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late John Wyatt Davis and Alena Douglas Davis.
Bud served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, including operations against enemy forces at Guadalcanal, after which he served in the U.S Naval Reserves from 1949 to 1953.
Bud retired from Fairfax County, where he was employed as a cross connection control official. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge 22, Moose Lodge 1655, and Fredericksburg Rod & Gun Club. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, 1st Marine Division Association, and National Rifle Association.
His wife, Martha Lingenfelter Davis; three brothers, Douglas E. Davis, William A. Davis and James C. David; and three sisters, Alma Davis Benton, Comelette Estelle Davis and Laverne Davis Liptrap, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his daughters, Julia Davis Perkinson and her husband, Bill, of Richmond, Alma Davis Smith and her husband, P.J., of Richmond, and Marti Davis Esarey and her husband, Kimo, of Goose Creek; a stepdaughter, Judy Bauserman Chase of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Lois Davis Kidd of Logan, Utah, and Barbara Jean Davis Hicks of Springhill, Fla.; five grandchildren, Ashley Esarey Lister, Andrew Esarey, Morgan Esarey, Lauren Smith Johnson, and Hunter Smith; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Bud's life will be held with his family and friends at the Fredericksburg Rod & Gun Club, outside Fredericksburg on U.S. 17 at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26. A chapel service followed by inurnment with military honors will be held at the columbarium in Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday, March 29, at 3 p.m.
DAVIS, WYATT D
CPL US MARINE CORPS
- DATE OF BIRTH: 10/02/1921
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/21/2005
- BURIED AT: SECTION 8-AA ROW 73 SITE 2′
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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