Carl J. Davis

GLADSTONE — Carl J. Davis, 94, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone.

Carl was born in Gladstone on May 15, 1925, son of Carl and Eunice (Pineau) Davis. He attended All Saints Catholic Grade School and Escanaba High School, Class of 1943.

He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp on Aug. 12, 1943, serving on the Pacific coast. While on his way to Guam, the war ended. He was then posted to China, repatriating Japanese military until his honorable discharge in August 1946.

On Nov. 18, 1944, Carl married Betty Dishno at St. Bridget’s Church in San Francisco, Calif. She preceded him in death in 2009.

Carl began his career at Mead Paper in 1947. He worked there for 40 years before retiring as a conversion foreman in 1987.

He was a member of St. Joseph and Patrick’s Church, American Legion, Elks Lodge 354, Escanaba Country Club and Mead Corp Foreman’s Club.

Carl loved to travel. He also enjoyed playing golf, woodworking, and indigenous gaming.

Among survivors are his children, Michael (Diane) Davis of Livonia, Mich., and Stephen (Carol) Davis of Escanaba, Mich.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; son, William Davis; and siblings, Robert Davis, Laura St. Peter and Richard Davis.

Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba. The Delta County Veterans Council and Marine Honor Guard will have military rites at 10 a.m. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Deacon Mike LeBeau officiating. A gathering will immediately follow at the multi-use complex on the U.P. State Fairgrounds.

A graveside service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery.

A message of condolence may be directed to the family by visiting crawfordfuneralhomes.net.