Davis, Ernest E., Ithaca, Michigan

Passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Alma. Age 98 years. Ernest was born December 11, 1916, in St. Johns, Michigan, the son of Eugene A. and Myra (Sitts) Davis. He served in the Army during WWII and later was a operator-engineer on the pipeline for 20 years. He was a ham radio operator, and enjoyed farming, traveling, tinkering, and raising African Violets. Having only gone through the 8th grade, he was proud of the fact that in 1972 he received his GED, scoring an A- on the test. Ernest is survived by his children, Douglas (Carolyn) Davis of Elwell, Barbara (Robert) Porter of Marion, Gary of Elwell, and Larry (Nancy) Davis of Ithaca; and his step-children, Mark (Perri) Fitzgerald of Florida, Mary Jo (Dave) Freed of Levering, Troy Fitzgerald of Florida, and Todd Fitzgerald of New Mexico; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; 6 brothers and sisters; his son, Richard; his daughters-in-law, Jean and Karen; and his step-son, Jeff Fitzgerald. Funeral services will take place on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the Barden Funeral Home in Ithaca, with Pastor Ried Martin officiating. Visitation will start at 11:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be in Eureka Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the lIthaca Senior Activity Building, Gratiot County Commission on Aging or to Mid Michigan Hospice. Online condolences may be left at bardenfuneralhome.com.