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Charles Davis – Metz Mortuary

    Charles “Charlie” Davis
    Charles J. Davis passed away on April 17th, 2021, which was his 96th birthday. He had been residing at the Hearthstone in York, NE.

    ​Charles (Charlie) was born April 17th, 1925, in York County to Charles W. and Vada E. Davis. He attended Waco Public school through high school and graduated in 1943. He was baptized in the Waco Methodist church. In 1948, he married Hulda Kliewer of Hampton, NE. Charles and Hulda have three children, Dana, Don and Joe.

    Charles farmed with his mother at Waco from 1941 to 1950. He then farmed at Bradshaw from 1950 to 1961, and he then farmed at McCool Junction until 1967. After a public auction, he moved his family to York. In 1968, Charles and Hulda moved to the York Greenwood Cemetery where Charles would serve as custodian for twenty years until 1988. Upon retirement, he bought a home on N. Nebraska Avenue in York and took a job with the City of York Parks Department where he worked until 2008.

    Charles was mechanically gifted and enjoyed operating and repairing machinery as well as tinkering on many projects. He enjoyed visiting with people about the many memories he had growing up. He was an avid reader and his family was very important to him. Charles also had a very tender heart toward animals, and he had several pets throughout the years that were dear to him.

    Charles was preceded in death by his wife Hulda in 2016. He is survived by one daughter Dana (Gene) Jackson of McCool Jct., two sons, Joe E. (Sharon) Davis of Norfolk, NE, and Don Davis of Norfolk NE. He and Hulda greatly enjoyed their eight grandchildren: Brett (Rachael) Davis of Norfolk, Jeff (Leanne) Davis of Omaha, Anthony (Amanda) Davis of Denver, CO, Paula (Stephen) Reynolds of Great Falls, MT, Carey (Kelly) Brunkhorst of Lincoln NE, Bethany Jackson of Goehner NE, Roy (Sarah) Jackson of Spickard MO, and Clark (Amanda) Jackson of Seward NE. They also enjoyed their 17 great grandchildren.

    Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at the Greenwood Cemetery in York, NE. There will be no viewing or visitation as it was Charlie’s wish to be cremated. Memorials may be directed to the Greenwood Cemetery in York. 


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