Lawrence Davis

Friday, February 22, 2002

Lawrence Randolph Davis, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

He was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Brownwood, Texas, son of Charles N. and Luella Keeler Davis. He and Pauline Devore were married in 1946 in San Diego, Calif. She died June 27, 1990. He and Irene Ferrell were married Jan. 14, 1979, in Cape Girardeau. She died Dec. 10, 1998.

Lawrence moved to Cape Girardeau in 1951 from Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was a routeman for Sunny Hill Dairy until they closed, and then began his own bulk milk transport business, retiring in 1990. He was of the Baptist belief.

He served in the U.S. Navy from Feb. 13, 1941, to Nov. 11, 1946, and was a Pearl Harbor survivor.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth Hope and Neal Peterman of Cape Girardeau, Alison and Allen Dunstan of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Charles Davis of Houston, Texas, James Davis of Bison, Okla.; a sister, Pauline Parker of Houston; four grandchildren, Margaret Dunstan of Memphis, Amanda Peterman of Cape Girardeau, Carrie Peterman of Las Vegas, Nev., and Lars Peterman of Cape Girardeau.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Dr. Derek Staples officiating. Entombment will be in Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum, with military rites by VFW Post 3838.