SONY DSCRoger William Davis, 88, of Cadiz died Wednesday, Jan. 7, at his home. He was born November 19, 1926 in Somerton, Ohio a son of the late William and Goldie Mae Saffell Davis.

He served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater from 1944-1946. He worked for Consol for 34 years, retiring as the Assistant Superintendent of Reclamation. He was a life member of the Hopedale VFW, Cadiz American Legion Post #34, Cadiz Eagles #2162, Flushing Masonic Lodge, Wheeling Shriners, Antique Automobile Club of America and a special honorary member of the Cadiz Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife Jean Detling Davis; children: Bruce of Cadiz, Dale (Jackie) of Cadiz, Wayne of Grove City, and Paula (Gary) Savage of Alliance; grandchildren: Michele (Mike) Sliva of Cadiz, Angie (Colby) Dearth of Dublin, Megan and Andrea Davis of Cadiz; and his great grandchildren: Aiden Sliva, Peyton and Kellan Dearth.

A private service was held at the convenience of the family at Holly Memorial Gardens with Rev. Pete Tuchek officiating. The Cadiz American Legion provided military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harrison Community Hospital E-Squad, 951 East Market Street, Cadiz, Ohio 43907.

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