PLYMOUTH - Almer N. Davis, 94, died peacefully August 31, 2014 at his Plymouth home with his family at his side. He was born in Newport, June 14, 1920, the son of Alton and Vonnie (Temple) Davis.
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He was educated in Newport and a graduate of Newport High School in the class of 1938. He married Pauline Fraser in Newport on Nov. 4, 1939. Pauline predeceased him on Sept. 10, 2006. Almer was an Army veteran of WW II serving in Company B 71 Infantry in Rhineland and Central Europe. He received the Bronze Star Medal for gallantry in action. Almer, "Bub" as he was affectionately known as, was a "Farmer". He was a dairy farmer with his brother, Kenneth in Etna for over 15 years while working full time at Cummings Mill, now known as Guilford Industries. He was employed at the mill as a shipping clerk, superintendent of the yarns and the lower mill, and then assistant superintendent of the Mill. He was employed there for 23 years. "Bub" went into business for himself in 1961. With his sons, Kevin and Mickey, they built Davis Egg Farms from a 6000 floor bird operation to a 70,000 cage bird complex, a mill and a farm store. They sold eggs all over the state, north to Houlton, south to Portland, east to Eastport, and west to Jackman.
"Bub" was a member of the Barrows-Skidgel American Legion Post 105 in Newport. He was a Member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Newport. Almer started his first band, when he was a teenager, the Band was known "Al Davis and the Rangers". He was co founder and a member of the "Hardly Able Band". Founder of the "Family Circle Band" along with three of his daughters, Becky, Paula and Brenda, they played in Nursing Homes bringing a little joy to people unable to get out. He was also a member of the High on Country Band.
Almer is survived by his wife, Barbara Davis who he married Aug 23, 2008, three sons and their wives, Kent and Beth Davis of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Kevin and Sherry Davis of Plymouth, Milton and Thea Davis of Plymouth, four daughters and their husbands, Becky and Ed Landry of Palmyra, Paula and Joe Peloquin of Plymouth, Brenda and Merle Williams of Plymouth, Melissa and Bruce Brown of Palmyra, his brother-in-law, Dwight Fraser of Brewer, his sister-in-law, Barbara Davis of Etna, 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 39 Grove Street, Newport, with Rev. George Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot at Riverside Cemetery Newport. Following the committal services at the cemetery there will be a time of remembrance and fellowship at the Calvary Baptist Church Hall. Friends who wish may make memorial donations in Almer's name to the Calvary Baptist Church, 39 Grove Street, Newport, ME 04953. To sign and online guest book and leave written tributes please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center - Newport
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Newport, ME 04953
Published in BDN Maine on Sept. 2, 2014