Obit: Rev. Keith Davis

davis_keith200Rev. Keith Davis, 88, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Mercy St. Charles Hospital in Oregon, Ohio. He was living in Pemberville, Ohio, southeast of Toledo.

Rev. Davis was a United Brethren pastor for 52 years, serving churches in Mermil, Bucyrus, Smithville, Bowling Green, North Baltimore, Fostoria, and Elmore. He served 25 years at Bethel UB church in Elmore and remained a member there. He also taught middle and elementary school for 22 years.

Viewing: 1-8pm Sunday, March 15, 2015.
Viewing location: Crosser Funeral Home, Elmore-Genoa Chapel, 19550 W. SR 52, Elmore, Ohio 43416.
Funeral: 11am Monday, March 16, 2015.
Funeral location: Bethel UB church, 2920 SR 590, Elmore, Ohio. Pastor Tim Sherman will officiate.

Pastor Davis was born in Wayne, Ohio on April 16, 1927. His father died while Keith was an infant. He grew up helping his mother and siblings on their farm, and selling the produce they raised. He also worked as a salesman for Firestone Tires and was a Fuller Brush representative. Keith received his pastoral schooling from Huntington University, and his B.A. in Education from Bowling Green State University.

Pastor Davis and his wife, Edna, were married in 1952; after nearly 60 years of marriage, she passed away in 2011. He is survived by his four children.

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