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Robert Lee Davis "Bus"
17 Oct 1907- 30 Oct 1978
son of Jesse & Ara Henry Davis
m. Thelma Douglas 30 Jan 1937
d. Springfield MO
Robert Lee "Bus" Davis, son of Jesse and Ara Henry Davis, was born Oct. 17, 1907, on Hurricane Creek, and departed this life Oct 10, 1978, in Springfield, MO., at the age of 71 years. On Jan 30, 1937, he ws united in marriage to Thelma Douglass and to this union were born 1 son, Robert Douglas Davis, and 2 daughters, Wilma Lee Lott and Phyliss Jean Allen.  As a true lover of the land, he spent a lifetime  farming, raising cattle, and exerting his knowledge of agriculture and conservation.  Preceding him in death were his parents, Jesse Davis and Ary Henry Davis, twin brothers, Bill and Herbert, and 1 sister Ruby Davis Shelly.  He is survived by his wife, Thelma, their 3 children, Wilma Lee, Doug, and Phyllis; 5 grandchildren, 3 sisters, Beacie Davis, Patsy Roberts, and Nan Moberly; and 3 borthers, Horton, George, and Ralph.  he wa a loving husband, father and grandfather, who embraced the principles of Christianity as exemplified by his caring fo and interest in his fellowman.  he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.  His quiet, simple life may be best described in the words of the poet, William Cullen Bryan: "So live, that when thy summons comes to join the innumberable caravan, that moves to that mysterious realm, where each shall take his chamber in the silient halls of death, thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave, like one who wraps the
drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams."
Contributed by: Christi Scovel

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