Donald L. “Don” Davis, 74, Independence, Mo., passed way Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Donald L. “Don” Davis, 74, Independence, Mo., passed way Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Cremation will be followed committal services at Mount Olivet Cemetery to be scheduled at a later date.

Don was born July 12, 1938, in Kansas City, Mo. He earned an Associate Degree from Graceland College in 1958 and a Bachelors Degree from CMSU in 1962. He worked as a commercial appraiser for the Jackson County Assessment Dept. for twenty-five years and had lived in Independence since 1976. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Richards-Gebaur AFB from 1962-68. He was a member of the Ararat Shrine. Don was preceded in death by his wife, Dedria Davis, in 1990.

He is survived by his step-son, James Holcamp Jr. and wife, Jenni, step-grandchildren, Conner and Lauren, and sister, Alta M. Short, all of Independence, Mo.; nephew, Gregory E. Short and fiancée, Nellie Brown, Lake Lotawana, Mo.; niece, Susan M. Short, Higginsville, Mo.; nephew, Steven H. Short and wife, Diana, Kansas City, Mo.; niece, Diane Welch and husband, Steve, Independence, Mo.; and six great-nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.

Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel, Independence, 816-252-7900.
 

 

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