Dizzy "Diz"'s Story
Dizzy "Diz" Dean Davis, 72, of Fairmont, passed away Sunday (July 23, 2017) at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Clarksburg.
He was born in Flemington, on Dec. 27, 1944, a son of the late Arthur Davis and Noca (Knight) Davis.
Mr. Davis graduated from Flemington High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Taylor County Board of Education as a teacher at the technical center in building construction.
Diz was a member of the VFW Post 629 in Fairmont. He was a Christian by faith and was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His favorite pastimes were golf and boating. He was a golfer at Paradise Lake, Tygart Lake and White Day golf courses. He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.
He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Susan King Matheny Curry Davis of Fairmont. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Sabrina Gail Davis Murphy and her husband Wayne of Alabama; one stepson, Ken Morris and his wife Lisa of Tennessee; four stepdaughters, Elizabeth Norris of Alabama, Hillarey Carder and her husband Dan of Masontown, Ashley Gillespie and her husband Scott of Morgantown, and Erin VanGilder and her husband Brent of North Carolina; one brother, Charlie Davis and his wife Debbie of West Virginia; grandchildren, Jeremy Stephens, Leslie Keener and Jessie Stephens; step-grandchildren, Macy Carder, Benjamin Carder, Cayton Carder, Ian Gillespie, Mairin Gillespie, Beau VanGilder, Brooke VanGilder, Slade VanGilder, Cyrus Norris, Andrew Norris, Kesha Lott, Ashley Lott, Ricky Price and Lacy Baraglia; great-grandchildren, Knox Stephens, Callum Stephens, Issac Keener and Sammy Keener; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Melissa "Missy" Norris; one brother, Arthur; and three sisters, Lindy, Mazie and Barbara Ellen.
In keeping with Diz's wishes, his body will be cremated. Full military rites will be performed at the West Virginia National Cemetery at a later date where his cremains will be laid to rest.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.carpenterandford.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Published on July 24, 2017