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Lowell W. Davis

Lowell W. Davis
October 6, 1933—August 25, 2018

Lowell W. Davis, 84, left this world early Saturday morning, Aug. 25, 2018, to be with his savior. He was born Oct. 6, 1933 in Pryor, Oklahoma.

Lowell worked many years as an electrician in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area. Prior to retiring, he worked as the Operation Director for Howard County Junior College in Big Spring, Texas, and also at San Angelo College in San Angelo, Texas. He held the Operations Director position for several different Melvin Simon shopping malls, starting in El Paso, Texas, and overseeing the construction of a new Melvin Simon mall while in El Paso. He later transferred to Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he commuted to Washing D.C. to assume the Operation Director position at the Pentagon City Mall. After several years at the Pentagon City Mall, he moved to Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and became the Regional Operations Director for 48 Southeast Services Malls throughout the Midwest and East Coast. Tiring of having to travel every week, he decided to retire from Southeast Services. His last position as an Operations Director was for the St. James United Methodist Church. He decided to permanently retire in 2008.

Since retiring he was able to work more in his wood shop, and he planted and grew a large garden for several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Billye Davis, of Pryor, as well as a son, Joseph Davis, of Tulsa.

Survivors include his wife: Vonna Lee; daughters: Debbie Davis of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Cheryl Ellis and husband Jack of Excelsior Springs, Laura Brown of Mesa, Arizona, Sherlyn Davis of Oakland, Oregon; son: Michael Davis of Oakland, Oregon. Lowell had seven grandchildren and 10 great­grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, with a Celebration of Life service following the visitation at the First United Methodist Church in Excelsior Springs.

Arrangements provided by Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Kearney, Missouri.

By Standard Staff • StandardStaff@leaderpress.com

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