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Obituary for Virgil Davis



HODGEN – Virgil Dean Davis, 83, of Hodgen, was born May 2, 1937 in Page to Ella Bea and Lola (Warford) Davis and passed away Dec. 26, 2020 surrounded by family in Hodgen.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hodgen First Baptist Church with Bro. Joe Haydon Hall and Bro. Charles Caughern officiating. Interment will follow in Heavener Memorial Park, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Virgil was a long-time resident of the area and a farmer. He was a long-time member of Hodgen First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 24 years. Virgil was a Charter Member and volunteer firefighter for the Hodgen Fire Department. He loved working on his farm, spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Virgil will be missed by all whom loved and knew him.

Surviving family members are one daughter, Sharon Clark, of Lavaca, Arkansas; one son Merwyn Davis and wife Debbie of Hodgen; one brother Ed Davis and wife Irene of Hodgen; two sisters-in-law Phyllis Davis of Heavener and Diane Davis of Hodgen; six grandchildren

Jason York and wife Tracy, Jason Davis and wife Devon, Joshua York and wife Lori, Jennifer Eckstein and husband Tony, Tyler Davis and wife Jamie, and Ashley Brooks and husband Zack; 16 great-grandchildren Jessi Parks, Hunter York, Breanna Rigby, Miranda Faulkenberry, Carson Faulkenberry, Cecilia Earls, Hunter Jones, Mason York, Pierce Davis, Hayes Davis, Hadley Smith, Roark Davis, Haden Jones, Hendrix Davis, Zarae Brooks and Zaybree Brooks; two nephews Kelvin Davis and Dwayne Davis; three nieces Terri Kirkland, Annette Benson and Dedra Davis; numerous cousins and a host of friends

He was preceded in death by his parents Ella Bea and Lola (Warford) Davis; his wife, Nila (Dowell) Davis; and two brothers, Kenneth Davis and Bobby Davis.

Pallbearers are Carson Faulkenberry, Joshua York, Jason York, Zack Brooks, Jason Davis and Tyler Davis. Honorary pallbearers are Hunter York, Hunter Jones and Mason York

Viewing is from noon until 8:30 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. until noon Tuesday at the funeral home. The family will have visitation with friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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