Earl E. Davis, Jr.

Born: Thu., Sep. 14, 1933
Died: Sun., Oct. 2, 2011


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Oct. 06, 2011
Location: Dean W. Kriner, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Oct. 06, 2011
Location: Dean W. Kriner, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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Earl E. Davis, Jr., age 78, 67 W. Overlook Street, Orangeville (Stoney Brook Circle) died at his home early Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011.

Born in Bloomsburg on Sept. 14, 1933, he was the only son of the late Earl E., Sr. and Lydia (Fortner) Davis.. He resided in the Bloomsburg area for much of his lifetime.

He was a 1951 graduate of the former Scott Township High School and also attended Indiana University of PA and Penn State University.

Earl was last employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue as a revenue investigator, retiring in 1996 after 23 years employment. Earlier he was employed as the manager of Hess's Tavern, Bloomsburg from 1961 to 1972. He also operated a stand at the Bloomsburg Fair from 1971 to 1988.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Espy.

Earl was a life member of the Bloomsburg Elks Lodge 436, where he was a Past Exalted Ruler and a past District Deputy; the former Winona Fire Co.
and of the Fireman's Relief Association.

He was active in politics, serving as a member of the Columbia County Democratic Committee.

Earl served as the Superintendent of Ticket Takers for the Bloomsburg Fair Association from 1986 to 2005.

He served with the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Valley of Bloomsburg Post 273, American Legion and a life member of the Ft. McClure Post 804, VFW.

Surviving are his former wife, Shirley L. (Derr) Davis, Bloomsburg; a daughter, Kelly J. Hoover, Berwick; two sons: Michael Rupert and his wife Kim;  Christopher E. Davis and his wife, Jan. E. Bryan-Davis, both of Bloomsburg; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, with his pastor, Rev. Gordon E. Smith officiating. Interment with military honors by the combined VFW group  will be in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:30 a. m. to 11 a. m. Elks memorial services will be at 10:45 a. m.

The family will provide flowers. Friends may send contributions to the Bloomsburg Chapter, American Red Cross for local flood relief, 119 E. Seventh St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

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Mary Boudman
   Posted Thu October 06, 2011
Ed & I were so sorry to read of Earl's passing . We've known Earl for so many years & have many wonderful memories of the many laughs we shared. It just wasn't Fair without a trip to the Fair stand ( when he had it ) or the pit stops at his office. He was a great guy & I know you all have many wonderful memories - these will bring you comfort at this tough time . Sympathy to you all !

Susan Starr Balmoos
   Posted Thu October 06, 2011
Dear Chris and family, Sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a great guy and will be missed. Thinking of all the times hanging out in the fair stands. Sorry we could not make it to the services. I had to work and my dad is not in good health so he was on able to come either> Just to let you know the Starr family is thinking of you:)

Max and Martha Starr
   Posted Fri October 07, 2011
Our very deepest sympathy to the family. We have a lot of good memories of of shared times with Earl.

Jeff Giger
   Posted Thu October 13, 2011

Sorry to see your Dad pasted. He went on the fair board the same year my dad did, they had many fun times. I remember you and your Dad having many fun times at the fair together (solving problems). My mom was saying, on one of the trips she helped him with his medicine. Hope to see you around. God bless you and your family.

richelle fessler
   Posted Fri October 14, 2011

I will always remember your father as being wonderful to work with. In this career he had to be stern but he was always fair. My father and him had many laughs telling their jokes and sharing their stories with each other. You were there for him when he needed you.

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