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1935 Davis 2021

Davis W. Denman

November 9, 1935 — May 15, 2021

Johnston Township- Davis W. Denman, age 85, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family.
Davis was born November 9, 1935 on the family farm to the late Daniel and Mary Denman. He was a graduate of Johnston High School. Davis proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1963. After his Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Air Force, Davis returned to the family farm. During his lifetime he managed and expanded Denmandale Farms. Davis was active in organizations supporting land conservation, innovative farm practices and family farms. Daughter Robin and sons Dan and Dave joined Davis in running the farm. Recently, grandson Daniel joined the family business. As Grandpa, Davis enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s plays, concerts, and sporting activities.
Davis was married to the love of his life for 63 wonderful years. He married Bette Gae Lee on June 21, 1958. They made their home and raised their family at Denmandale Farms. He was a member of Johnston Federated United Methodist Church where he served as a Trustee and on the Finance Committee.
Davis was a farmer, he was the CEO of Denmandale Farms; he gave his time to the Trumbull County Soil and Water for 30 years, he was a 4-H advisor for 28 years, the DFA serving on its Board, the Ohio and National Beef Boards,
Besides his parents, Davis is preceded in death by his aunt and uncle, Ethelyn and Randolph Denman, fondly remembered as Aunty and Tub; and his beloved granddaughter Katheryn Denman.
He is survived by his beloved wife Bette (Lee) Denman; his children, Darlene Denman (Jim Jones), Robin Denman (Mike Logan), Daniel (Marya) Denman, Dee Denman (Frank Susan), and Davis W. (Nicole) Denman, Jr.; his grandchildren, Crystal, Carey, Daniel, Julia, and Laura Denman; and a sister Susanne Thather.
Friends may call 5-8PM Thursday, May 20th at the Lane Funeral Homes. Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St. in Cortland. Where the funeral service will be 11AM Friday with Pastor Ron McIlvain, officiant. Interment in Johnston Township Cemetery with Military Honors.
Memorial donations may be made to Johnston Federated United Methodist Church, 6262 Youngstown-Kingsville Rd. Farmdale, Ohio 44417; OFSWCD Auxiliary Scholarship Fund c/o Trumbull County Soil and Water, 520 W. Main St. #3 Cortland, Ohio 44410, and to Southern Care Hospice, 5401 Ashley Circle, Suite E Austintown, Ohio 44515.
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Visitation

Thursday, May 20, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lane Funeral Homes - Shafer-Winans Chapel

164 North High Street, Cortland, OH 44410

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 21, 2021

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164 North High Street, Cortland, OH 44410

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Johnston Township

, Johnston, OH 44410

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