Veral Gilbert “Buster” Davis was born March 15, 1919 in Mountain View, Missouri, the son of Walter Robert Davis and Grace (Thomas) Davis. He passed away November 22, 2013 at Mountain View Healthcare in Mountain View, Missouri at the age of 94 years, 8 months and 7 days.
Visitation will be Sunday November 24, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral Services will be Monday November 25, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at Yarber Mortuary, with interment at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Buster was married in Mountain View on May 1, 1939 to Eunice Nadine Colter, who preceded him in death on September 11, 1999.
Buster worked for the WPA and was self-employed in the timber industry, owning his own sawmill for several years, hewing ties for the railroad and cutting logs. After this, he worked for Angelica Uniform Co. in Mountain View as a cutter and spreader.
In 1966, Buster was in an accident and was then permanently disabled.
Buster is survived by seven children, Velma Burnett and husband, Chuck, of Liberty, MO, Wayne Davis of Mountain View, Eva Hubbard and husband, Jon, of Parkville, MO, Jeanne Taber of Mountain View, Wanda Throckmorton and husband, Orville, of Warsaw, MO, Eddie Davis and wife, Judy, of Mountain View, Hellen Cummings and husband, Jim, of Mountain View; 20 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren; 20 great great grandchildren; 2 step great great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Buster is preceded in death by his wife, parents, five sisters, and one son-in-law, Howard Lee Taber.