Sam H. Davis, 81, of Fremont, OH and formerly of Pasadena, CA went to be with his Lord on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Bellevue Hospital. He was born on May 14, 1934 in Abbeville, AL to Ularsee and Nettie (Grimsley) Davis. He attended Henry County Training School.
Sam married Mary L. Sewell in October of 1967 in California and she preceded him in death on July 2, 2006. He was a Supervisor for the State of California Transportation Department for over thirty years until he retired. Sam was a member of Ebenezer Church of God in Christ and had many interests including music, hats and spending time with his family.
Sam is survived by his children, Charlene Fisher, Janie Davis, Barbara Fisher, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ronda (Willie) Brown, all of Fremont, OH, Deborah (Robert) Wade, Sandusky, OH, Brian Davis of California, brother-in-law, Jeff Ferguson, Fremont, OH; step children, Keith Pettiford, Las Vegas, NV, Cheryl Agnew, Cleveland, OH; sisters, Annie (Joe) Lee and Eular M. Gaffney both of Fremont, OH, grandchildren, Felicia Smith, Anthony Turner, Jeremy Davis, Clarence Hill, Erika Davis, Joshua Wade, India Fisher; twenty-three great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild, Faith and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary L. Davis; step children, Thomas Pettiford, Jr. and Robert Pettiford and sister, Alberta Jones.
Visitation: Saturday, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.
Service: Saturday, April 16, 2016; 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor C.J. Burel officiating.
Burial: Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, OH.
Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio
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My heartfelt condolences to the family. My love to all of you. Stay encouraged
Sending our Condolences~
Clarence & Carolyn Lee
Janie our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.
My sincere condolences to the family! It is hard to say goodbye but remember you keep him alive by talking about him and remembering his love. The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Be blessed and celebrate his life by remembering him and keeping each other strong. I pray for peace that passes all understanding .
Love and prayers,
I’m sorry that life is so short to fully appreciate the friends we have.
I was raised on Ferrous and Dickinson streets with fond memories of all who lived there. May Sam rest well with the knowledge that he will be remembered.
Izzy & Wenie Gonzalez (I.E. One of Mela’s boys)
Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. Growing up on Ferrous Street was a unique experience and I have many good memories of Sam as I was growing up.
I love you my sweetheart, I will miss you until the day I die. To Sam’s children you will be 28th me always. And to the rest of the family you know I love you all. You are a very special family.You all are in my prayers.
Charlene and Family… My deepest sympathy and I send prayer and Love to the family as you all go through your loss of Cousin Sam… I love each and everyone… May God carry and give you all strength.. I
Juanita Harris Hampton
My sympathy is with the Davis Family God has picked another Rise for his garden Those we love do not go away they walk beside us every day We love and miss y’all Mildred and Juanita Harris formerly of Fremont,Ohio now living in Fort Valley,Georgia R.I.P. Sam gone but never will be forgotten
Rev. Philis Griffin
Our prayers are with you and your loved ones. May God bless each of you with peace and quiet moments of the wonderful memories you shared with your father. We love you.
The Griffin and Hill Family
Uncle sam you are my heart and soul and you always will be in my heart love you uncle sam
Mine and Colleen’s deepest sympathies and prayers go out to all of you! We love you and will always remember the many positive imprints your family has placed in our lives.
Our Deepest Regards,
Colleen and Elizabeth
Sue Griffin Pasadena, Ca
Barbara and family,
So sorry for your loss. Our blessed assurance is in knowing that we will see him again. May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ rest gently on you all.