Howard Eugene “Iron Man” Davis of Owensville, Missouri was born August 1, 1946 in Sullivan, Missouri to Raymond E. and Ruth E. (nee McCune) Davis and passed away Monday, September 20, 2021 at the age of 75 years.
He married Mary E. Blankenship on September 2, 1967 at the Holy Martyrs of Japan Church.
Howard began working at a young age. He enjoyed farming, mowing grass and teaching his grandkids. Howard may have had a stern exterior, but he had a huge heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Ruth Davis; in-laws, Vernon and Bertha Blankenship and Eva Blankenship; three brothers, Lawrence, Donald and Bill Davis; one sister, Carol Davis; brothers-in-law, Sonny, Johnny and Ervin Blankenship, Gene Carey and Butch Hongisto; and two nephews, Danny Davis and Scott Carey.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Davis of Owensville, Missouri; three children, John Davis and wife Trice, Brian Davis and wife Deana and Sara Loeb and husband Jesse; eight grandchildren, Nick Shea, Brendan Shea, Tabitha Davis, Shayla Dicus and husband Brandon, Tristan Davis, Hayden Loeb, Jansen Loeb and Hudsen Loeb; one brother, Bob Davis and wife Peg; one sister, Marilyn Hongisto; in-laws, Teddy Blankenship and wife Darlene, Margie Carey, Therese Wehmeyer and husband Ron, Linda Blankenship, Brenda Stoddard, Laverna Davis and Sharon Fann; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the Holy Martyrs of Japan Church with Father Tim Henderson officiating.
Interment followed in the Holy Martyrs Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.