Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 26, 2013
Don Earl Davis

Obit Don DavisMay 23, 1935 – March 21, 2013

Don Earl Davis passed away March 21 after complications from surgery. Don was born May 23, 1935 to Eynon Earl Davis and Twila Bell Wray. He spent his childhood in Jerome, Idaho. Don served his country in the Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. After his military service he met and married Johnnie Sue Patrick. Don became a father figure to Johnnie’s sons, Wesley, Larry and James. They were blessed with a daughter, Becky, in 1968. He was preceded in death by Johnnie who died in 1983. Don worked for the federal prison system as a correctional officer and spent time in California, Florida, Georgia and Washington. When he retired from the prison system he wanted to be closer to family. He moved to Utah and lived for a time in Grantsville. It was here he met his sweetheart Carole. They were married in 1994. Don and Carole decided to move to Joseph. While living in Joseph they were called to serve an LDS mission to Geneseo, Ill. They faithfully served for 18 months. After many happy years in Joseph, they recently moved to Tooele to be closer to family and receive medical treatment. Don is survived by his sweetheart of 18 years, Carole J. Davis, sister Vesta (Bill) Turner, children Becky (Brian) Walbeck, Darlene (Richard) Beckstead, Wesley (Mickie) Hallman, Larry (Michael) Hallman, James Bradley, Krista Kalina-Mott, Rick Kalina, Mark (Tia) Kalina and Brady (Chris) Fuller, and all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, brother David and wife Johnnie. A family visitation will be held March 27 at 10 a.m. at the Tooele North Stake Center located at 583 N. 270 East in Tooele. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to help with funeral expenses.

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