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Dean W. Kriner, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Sunday January 27th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Harry L. Davis

Harry L. Davis, age 85, of 209 Distillery Hill Road, Benton,  died at the home of his daughter, Renee Kubasek on Thursday, January 24, 2019 and was pronounced dead at 6:50 a. m.

Born in Waller on March 29, 1933, he was a son of the late Walter C. and Iva H. (Yorks) Davis. He attended the Benton schools  before enlisting in the U. S. Army in April, 1953 and served until March, 1955. He was stationed on Okinawa during the Korean War.

Harry was employed by Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Baltimore, Maryland for 30 years, retiring in April, 1987, when he returned to live in Benton.

He was a member of the Waller United Methodist Church. He was an avid  hunter and also enjoyed dancing. He was a life member of the American Legion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Betty Evans, Fay Peterman and Dorothy Shaffer.

Surviving are four children: Harry W. Davis, Baltimore; Leatha A., wife of Joseph Kurilla, Glen Rock; Douglas C. Davis, and his wife Jennilou, Benton; Renee L., wife of Joseph A. Kubasek, with whom he resided during his illness; five grandchildren: Gabrielle Gombert, Amber Kurilla, Andrew Kurilla, Sarah Kubasek, Thomas Kubasek; four great-grandchildren: Logan Cherrington, Layla Cherrington, Jullian Ring, Kaylee Gaffney; a sister, Joyce A. Davis, Indiana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

There will be a viewing on Sunday from 6-8 p. m. at the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Benton. Private burial will be in the Waller Cemetery.

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Dad you were the best father anyone could ever have,I will miss our conversations and all your jokes.You always would lift me up when I was down and never judge me for my faults.You were more than just my Dad,you were my hero,no one will understand the significants of our relationship..I would not be the Woman I am today if not for your guidance and understanding.It will be be hard to go through the rest of my life without seeing you and talking to you.I know you will always be with me if only in spirit.I love you always and forever more than life itself...Love your Daughter.

Leatha Kurilla Jan 26 2019 12:00 AM

Mom, he really cared for you.. he couldnt leave this world until he got your chair and knew you were going to be ok. Its going to be hard without those nightly calls and I know its been very hard since he got too sick to come visit like he used to, but he will always be with you. And he sure did love his family. Harry treated everyone of us in our family good as well from the time he walked into our lives. He will be missed. Hang in there.. they only leave us in body until another day but he will always be with you in your heart

Bonnie Snyder Jan 26 2019 12:00 AM

How do I possibly find the words to explain what you mean to me? You were the best father anyone could ever hope to have. Your love and guidance have made me the woman I am today. You were there for me through all of life's ups and downs, were always supportive, embracing the best and worst of me without judgment. You loved me unconditionally, and because of that love I learned compassion, empathy, strength, and how to love with my whole heart. You were my father, my friend, and most of all my hero. I'm forever thankful for the life you gave me and the times we shared as a family. You were just as wonderful a grandfather to my children as you were a father to me. I will miss you and carry your love with me all the days of my life.Though your light has gone out here on earth, a new light shines bright in the presence of God.

Renee Kubasek Jan 26 2019 12:00 AM

You were the best

Amber kurilla Jan 26 2019 12:00 AM

May you rest in peace Harry. Mom sure is missing you. I will always remember your dancing, telling jokes, and your patriotic sneakers and suspenders.See you on the flip side.

Bonnie Snyder Jan 25 2019 12:00 AM

harry was a very special person. he liked everyone he met. he would do anything for you, it didnt matter who you were iv cared forhim ever since I met him, he called me every night andI am so glad he called me the night before he left us .he was a good man. and I do know that he cared for me too. he loved his family.

jean clayton Jan 25 2019 12:00 AM