Merle F. Davis

Lewiston, ME – Merle F. Davis, 71, of Lewiston passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018, after a brief illness at Maine Medical Center.  He was the husband of Arlana J. (McGraw) Davis. 

He was born on January 29, 1947 in Lewiston, ME a son of the late Merle F. & Doris I. (Maddocks) Davis Sr.  He grew up in Auburn, attending local area schools and graduated from Edward Little High School.  Merle left High School in 1964 to serve his country in the US Navy, returning to Auburn in 1967 and eventually graduated in 1972. 

He worked in manufacturing for Bell Manufacturing, Miller Industries and Geiger Brothers until his early fifties and then went on to be a truck driver for Yarmouth Lumber, before retiring about ten years ago. 

Merle was a member of the United Bikers of Maine until he had to give up his motorcycle.  His Motorcycle was very large part of his life, he found many days of joy riding it. 

Besides his wife, he is survived by three children Shane Davis of Falmouth, Kristie Davis-Morin and her husband Rusty of Turner and Chanin Harris and her husband Paul of Rochester, NH.  He also leaves eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren as well as his sister Pearl Stanhope of CA.  He was also the brother of the late Rosalie Jenkins who died this past year. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Gracelawn memorial park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn.

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