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Donald Weldon "Toby" Davis, of Duncan, Oklahoma, was born April 2, 1932, in Duncan to Joe Lafe and Ola Belle (Phillips) Davis. He passed away on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at the age of 84.
Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Immanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Southerland, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church West, officiating. Burial will follow at the Duncan Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.
Toby attended Duncan Public Schools. Following graduation, he drove a dairy truck for Larson's Dairy and baked bread for Strain's Bakery. He joined the US Army in 1952, serving until November 1954 when he was honorably discharged.
He married Carol Sue Branson on Nov. 26, 1954, in Raymondville, Missouri. They had two children, Mike and Karen.
He was a postal carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring in April, 1991. While working as a carrier, he was active in the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Toby was member of the Immanuel Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and greeter.
After his retirement, Toby drove cars for Mark Hunt, Benny Wilson and Vic Whitney. He also enjoyed woodworking, making Chicken Foot and Wahoo game boards, can/jar openers and banana stands. He and his wife also loved to travel during retirement.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carol; his children, Mike and wife TaJuana Davis and Karen and husband Terry Riggle, of Duncan; his grandchildren, Amanda and Mickey Todd Churchman and Tara and Tanner Green, of Duncan, and Toby and McKenzie Davis, of Billings, Montana; his great-grandchildren, Bryce and Braylen Churchman, Tatum Green, and Kadence Davis; his sister-in-law, Betty Davis of Midwest City; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers and sisters, Seldon Davis, Norma Mitchell, Ruth Bynum, Claudia Sanders and John Davis.
Memorial contributions may be made in Toby's name to the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma.
Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com.
Published on November 8, 2016
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