Weldon Edward Davis, 98, went to be with his savior April 22, 2017 in Oklahoma City.
He was born August 13, 1918, in Jonesboro, AR to Vinnie Mae and John Edward Davis. He married the love of his life, Mary Agnes Rice, October 8, l938.
Mr. Davis is a veteran of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart medal while serving as a paratrooper. He was also a member of General Eisenhower's honor guard.
Weldon worked for the Oklahoma City Police Department, retiring as Assistant Chief of Police in 1972. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and served as its Charter President. Weldon also worked for the A.B.L.E. Commission and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.
Survivors include his daughter, Becky Smith and her husband Randy, of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren, Kelly Walker, of Dallas, TX; Jennifer Stricklin and her
husband Toney, of Oklahoma City;and Casey Walker and his
wife Alicia, of Oklahoma City; four great-grandchildren, Shelby Walker, of Las Cruces, NM; Lauren
Baldwin, of Charleston, SC; Tyler Walker, of Oklahoma City; and Macy
Walker, of Oklahoma City; stepchildren, Dan Smith and his wife Vicki, of
Dallas, TX; Michael Smith and his wife Rebecca, of Valencia, CA; Jan
Schafer and husband Kris, of Albuquerque, NM; and Galen Smith, of
Albuquerque, NM; nephews, Bill White, of Eureka Springs, AR; Franklin
White and his wife Judi, of Houston, TX; and Curt White and his wife
Betty, of Houston, TX; niece, Judy Johnson, of Houston, TX; and dear
friends, Gary and Helen Walker, of Grove, OK.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mary Agnes Davis; the second love of his life, Virginia Davis; Mildred Davis; parents, John Edward and Vinnie Mae; and sisters, Juanita, Alice, Sara, Jean, and Ruth.
Grave marker for Weldon E.
Davis in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Chapel Hill Memorial
Gardens Cemetery, Oklahoma City (Oklahoma county), Oklahoma.
Weldon registered for the
draft in Oklahoma City, OK on 16 October 1940. He had married Mary
Agnes Rice two years earlier on 7 October 1938. She is listed as
the primary contact on his draft record. She preceded him in death
in 1995 and the two rest in the same plot..
T/4 Davis was transferred
from the 17th Airborne Division to Hq 2nd, 508th PIR on 19 August 1945.
On 2 October 1945, he was
relieved and attached to the 19th Reinforcement Depot, APO 176 for
trans-shipment to the United States.