Robert R. Davis
May 26, 1938 – July 25, 2014
Robert R. Davis, age 76, of Middletown, DE and formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 25, 2014.
Born in Wellsburg, WV on May 26, 1938, Mr. Davis was a son of the late Cecil Leroy Davis and Faye Beaver Davis. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force. Mr. Davis made his career with the Chrysler Corporation, where he was employed as an electrical tester and retired in 1998 after 30 years of dedicated service.
An aviation enthusiast, he enjoyed watching airplanes from the Summit and New Castle airports fly over his homes. In his leisure time, Mr. Davis liked watching classic Western movies and his favorite television shows and also enjoyed woodworking. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend who will be deeply missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nadine M. (Patterson) Davis, stepdaughter, Darlene L. Truitt and sister, Eilene Beagle. Mr. Davis is survived by his sons, Robert A. Davis, James M. Davis, Brian K. Davis (Sharon) and Philip E. Davis; stepdaughters, Linda J. Tharp (Harry), Cheryl A. Bartell (Lamar) and Wendy S. DeKalb; brothers, Franklin D. Davis (Janice) and Alvin A. Davis; 18 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandson.
A viewing will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday evening, July 30, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 am on Thursday morning, July 31, 2014 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Dept. of Delaware, PO Box 407, Camden, DE 19934.