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DAVIS, Marvin 'Red' Marvin Marion Davis passed away peacefully the morning of May 3, 2011, at the age of 78. He was born on October 26, 1932, in Paloma, Illinois to Marvin and Elvira Davis. After serving in the Navy he settled in Palmdale, Calif., where he married Gloria, his wife of 51 years. He is survived by two daughters, Donna Davis of Lancaster, Calif., and Vicki Davis of Fresno, Calif., three grandchildren Tanya Peek, James Peek, and Kriss Peek, two great-grandsons Anthony Peek and Paul Matthew Richard, all of Lancaster, Calif. He is also survived by two sisters, Phyllis Davis of Quincy, Illinois and Barbara Hopson of Riverside, Calif., many nieces, nephews and very special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother James Ross Davis, granddaughter Anna and great-grandson Andrew. 'Red' worked for General Telephone in Lancaster, Calif., until he became owner of three Mobil Service Stations and later Reds Service Center in Palmdale, Calif., accompanied by his wife Gloria. Beginning in 1980, he then worked for the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds and the Palmdale School District until retiring in Springville, Calif., in 1994, where they built their current home. 'Red' had an exceptional talent of know-how to fix or do almost everything. He was happiest on his tractor, working in his shop, traveling in the motor home with Gloria or watching Nascar. He was an honest, hard working and gentle man who was respected and loved by his family and all who knew him. A gathering of friends will take place between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Lancaster Moose Lodge, 44345 N. Division. Remembrances may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

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