PLAINS – Donald Lee Davis, 85, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Meade District Hospital.
He was born Aug. 10, 1928, to John and Anna (Metzger) Davis in Olds, Iowa.
He married Beverly Ann Mulholland Aug. 12, 1955, in Greeley, Colo. She died Jan. 11, 2000.
He attended grade school in a three-story brick building, graduating at age 16. He then attended Santa Anna Junior College. He later attended Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Iowa, graduating with a bachelor of arts in education. He later attended Colorado Teachers College receiving a masters in education administration. He then attended Stanford University, graduating with a doctorate degree in education administration.
He was a teacher and a coach in Grand River. He was later drafted into the United States Army, serving two years during the Korean War. He served as a high school principal in Craig, Colo. He later joined an education consulting firm, Davis, MaConnel, and Ralston, traveling the United States consulting schools upon requests from the school boards.
He attended the Plains United Methodist Church and was a member of the Plains Lions Club.
He enjoyed golfing, gardening, and attending sporting and school events of his grandchildren.
He is survived by two daughters, Kim Eakes and husband, Ron, Plains, and Jill Whippo, Garden City; two brothers, Dean Davis, New London, Iowa, and Jerry Davis, Salem, Iowa; three sisters, Maxine Seburg, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, June Hunter, Glendale, Ariz., and Dorothy Graber, Mount Pleasant; and five grandchildren, Laura, Kathy and Jason Eakes and Lucas and Aubrey Whippo.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Brad Davis; a brother, Ken Davis; a sister, Arlene Kramer; a granddaughter, Kristen Eakes; and a son-in-law, Bob Whippo.
• Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Plains United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow at the Plains Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Plains Library or the United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.