Funeral service for Joel O. Davis, age 94 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Kirk Smith and Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens beside his wife Ruth Rowell Davis. Mr. Davis passed away Monday at Donalson Skill Care.
A native of Bradley County, Arkansas, Mr. Davis was the son of the late Quince Fred and Hattie Neal Davis. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, technical writer for the federal government and a member of the Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include special friends Mark McNeese of Lynchburg, Benny Quick of Fayetteville, Lee Dyer of Fayetteville and Dr. Michael Honeywell. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by daughter Karen Davis and brother Vern Davis.
Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of ones choice.
Mr. Joel had a farm across the road from my mother and father. My mother died in 1987, and my dad lived until 1995. He and my dad were best friends. He was a delight to know and will be missed. He always sent me a Christmas card with the news of Delina on it. Also, I received a letter from him in 2013 letting me know all the news again. I am so sorry we didn’t know and that I didn’t inquire as to where he had gone. I missed his Christmas card this year. RIP Mr. Joel……
Mr. Joel was such a nice man . I have really missed seeing him at Church. He always had something to say and was always complimentary of the music. He will be missed by all at C P Church
Mr. Joel was a delight to know. I loved his sweet smile and his spirit. He will be missed.