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Frederick Julian Davis

Eaton Rapids, Michigan

February 3, 1939 - May 18, 2024

Frederick Julian Davis Obituary

Frederick Julian Davis of Parma,


Passed away May 18, 2024, at the age of 85. Fred was born in Lansing, Michigan, on February 3, 1939, the son of Ford and Helen (Mangles) Davis. He retired from General Motors after 38 years as a Carpenter. Fred played baseball and softball his whole life, he even held an Olympic Gold Medal as a pitcher for 75 years and older. He had many hobbies, he really enjoyed woodworking. Fred made furniture for his home as well as making it and donating it to be auctioned and sold for charity. He enjoyed traveling, for the past 19 years he and his wife would spend a few months out of the year in St. Croix. Fred and Dawn built their dream home in 1991, 40 acres in Parma, also known as “Paradise”. He loved spending time outside, tending to his yard, splitting wood and hunting. Fred will be remembered for his generosity, sense of humor and quick wit.


Fred is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Dawn Davis of Parma; children, Scott Davis of Florida, Kim (Frank) Read of Florida, Todd (Pam) Davis of Lansing, Susan (Chris) VanderMoere of Dimondale; grandchildren, Bill, Fred, Nick, Rhyse, Trenten, Chris, Brittany, JT, Ian, Aidan; 9 great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Martin. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Shelley; grandson, Charlie; two brothers and two sisters.


A Funeral Service will be held at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 12:00 pm with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ele’s Place of Lansing in loving memory of Frederick Davis. To leave condolences for the family, please visit our website www.millsfuneral.com.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Frederick Julian Davis hosted by Mills Funeral Homes.

Frederick Julian Davis of Parma,


Passed away May 18, 2024, at the age of 85. Fred was born in Lansing, Michigan, on February 3, 1939, the son of Ford and Helen (Mangles) Davis. He retired from General Motors after 38 years as a Carpenter. Fred played baseball and softball his whole life, he even held an Olympic Gold Medal as a pitcher for 75 years and older. He had many hobbies, he really enjoyed woodworking. Fred made furniture for his home as well as making it and donating it to be auctioned and sold for charity. He enjoyed traveling, for the past 19 years he and his wife would spend a few months out of the year in St. Croix. Fred and Dawn built their dream home in 1991, 40 acres in Parma, also known as “Paradise”. He loved spending time outside, tending to his yard, splitting wood and hunting. Fred will be remembered for his generosity, sense of humor and quick wit.


Fred is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Dawn Davis of Parma; children, Scott Davis of Florida, Kim (Frank) Read of Florida, Todd (Pam) Davis of Lansing, Susan (Chris) VanderMoere of Dimondale; grandchildren, Bill, Fred, Nick, Rhyse, Trenten, Chris, Brittany, JT, Ian, Aidan; 9 great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Martin. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Shelley; grandson, Charlie; two brothers and two sisters.


A Funeral Service will be held at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 12:00 pm with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ele’s Place of Lansing in loving memory of Frederick Davis. To leave condolences for the family, please visit our website www.millsfuneral.com.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Frederick Julian Davis hosted by Mills Funeral Homes.

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