OSWEGO, NY – Charles E. Davis, 78, a resident of East Oneida Street, Oswego, passed away Thursday December 20, 2012.
Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Flora (Jones) Davis.
He was a US Navy veteran from 1954-58, serving on board the USS Renoake CL-145.
He was third generation owner of R.E. Davis & Son Automotive.
He loved his business and people he dealt with. He was a well-respected businessman.
He was the founder and past president of Tini Time Sportsman club for 40 years.
He was a Mexico volunteer fireman and founding member of Oswego New Car Dealers Association, and a member of the Democratic Committee in Mexico.
Charlie loved spending time at his “cottage” in Henderson Harbor and was well known as the best smallmouth bass fisherman.
Surviving are three daughters, Patty (Mike) Domicolo, Jeanne Davis and Julie (Jake) Restuccio all of Oswego; two sons, Charles “Billy” (Sherry) Davis and Tim Davis both of Oswego; two sisters, Sally Maitland of Pulaski and Dorothy Strader of Georgia; nine grandchildren, Taralea Martelli, Aubree Davis, Charles, Emily and Hayley Domicolo, Elizabeth and Kyle Davis and Lauren and Nicolas Souva; and many lifelong friends who he enjoyed life with.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn (Williams) Davis; and sister, Frances Messena.
Calling hours will be held noon to 3 p.m. Saturday with a service to follow at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.
Donations may be made to the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.