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lyle davis

Lyle E. Davis, age 64, of Kahoka, MO, died Saturday, April 11, 2015 at his home.

Lyle was born December 11, 1950 at Kirksville, MO, a son of Lowell and Loubelle Drake Davis.

He attended grade school at Granger and graduated from Wyaconda High School. He later graduated from technical/mechanical school at Palmyra.

On December 11, 1970, he was united in marriage to Wanda R. Young at the First Baptist Church in Kahoka.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda, of the home; one son, James E. Davis of the home; one daughter, Melissa A. (Randy) Foss of San Diego, CA; grand puppy, Toby; three sisters:
Bonnie Brotherton of Medill, MO, Lisa (Joe) Humes of Wyaconda, MO and Rita (Chuck) Little of Warsaw, IL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Joe (Betty) Young of Kahoka, MO, Alvin (Marilyn) Young of Montrose, IA, Larry (Joyce) Young , Jeanette (Wayne) Zinnert, Leona F. Young, and Vera (Ernie) Morris all of Kahoka, MO; as well as nieces, nephews and their families, cousins, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, J. C. Brotherton and Dennis York; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph “Skeet” and Ava Barwick Young, and grandpuppy, Gizmo.

Lyle was a hard worker all of his life. In earlier years, he worked for Ralph Plenge, Sr. on his farm and at his feed store. He then worked for Sherwood and Sons, St. Louis Diecast in Keokuk, and part-time for Kaiser Quarry and then MFA, both of Kahoka. He also raised cattle and hogs.

Lyle had a talent of creating things out of anything, or as James said “as a
“shade tree inventor”. He had restored two trucks from four old ones that he was very proud of.

Lyle was a member of the South Wyaconda Baptist Church. He and Wanda loved to go dancing on weekends and visit with the friends they made there. He became interested in photographing the wildlife around him, including deer and wild cats, many from his front door. He was an excellent euchre player and recently had began playing at the senior center in Kahoka on Wednesday evenings. He was a faithful blood donor for the Red Cross and was one pint short of twelve gallons. He passed away at his farm while working hard as he always did.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 16, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Rev. Jim Campbell officiating. Special music was “He Touched Me” by the Isaacs, “Homesick” by Mercy Me, and “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” by George Jones.

Honorary pallbearers were James Davis, Melissa and Randy Foss, Eric Young, Chris Young, Leona Young and Gene Bair.

Pallbearers were Andrew Humes, Christopher Humes, Charlie Little, Wayne Zinnert, Bronson Worrell and Robert Webster.

Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials were suggested to the family.

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