Marion J Davis, age 95 of Genola, passed away November 30, 2016. He was born April 3, 1921 in Genola to Glen Ervin and Lilly Johnson Davis. He married Donna Verl Draper March 21, 1945 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Marion graduated from Payson High School and attended Utah State University. In 1941 he had signed to play professional baseball with the Cincinnati Reds but his chance was cut short by the outbreak of WWII. His two brothers enlisted and he returned to help his father on the family farm.
He had worked as a farmer, carpenter and car salesman. He served in various church callings including Bishop’s counselor and also served 15 years on the Santaquin Tintic Stake High Council. He served an LDS mission with his wife in the England Manchester mission and also as an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple for 23 years.
Marion was the recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver award and was an avid sports fan. He served as Justice of the Peace for the town of Genola for several years.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Darla Kay Davis, Provo, Alan & Leslie Davis, Brent & Sherry Davis, Mark & Ruth Davis, all of Genola, Donald & Melanie Davis, Las Vegas, Nevada, Beverly & Jonathan Roberts, Frisco, Texas, James & Tracy Davis, Mapleton; 34 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren with 3 more on the way.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00 am at the Genola LDS Chapel, corner of Main & Center. Viewings will be held at the church both on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 am prior to services. Interment, Genola City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the general missionary fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.