Clyde W. Davis


NORWAY – Clyde W. Davis, 86, of Norway, peacefully passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on July 19, 1920, in Auburn, to Wesley and Gladys (Moore) Davis.

He attended Auburn schools and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1938.

He faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force from September 1942 to October 1945 and was stationed for 23 months with the 8th Air Force in England.

He married the former Virginia Dill on Nov. 4, 1945, at the Elm Street Universalist Church in Auburn. They moved to Norway in 1948.

He was the plant manager of the Burnham & Morrill Company Food Processing Plant in South Paris for 20 years and continued as manager for 17 years after the plant was sold to A.L. Stewart & Sons Company. He retired in 1984.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Oxford Lodge No. 18 AF and AM of Norway, Kora Shrine, Scottish Rite, Royal and Select Masters Council of Norway, Royal Arch Masons Chapter No. 29 of Norway, Consistory of Portland, director of the Oxford County Shrine Club, and Pennesseewassee Lodge No. 18 Knights of Pythias of Norway. He was a past member and director of the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club, and a past member of the Western Maine Industrial Management Club, Norway Country Club and the Second Congregational Church of Norway, where he served as a deacon.

He was a corporator of Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, a trustee of Norway Savings Bank from 1975 to 1992, and chairman of the board of trustees of Norway Savings Bank from 1989 to 1992. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed snowmobiling.

He is survived by two sons, Rick and his wife, Beth, and Philip and his partner, Paul Gordon; a daughter, Cindy Woodworth and her husband, Merle; a sister, Inez Buck; five grandchildren, Chris Davis and his wife, Laura, Diana Blanchard and her husband, Michael, Michael Davis, Megan Davis, and Bret Woodworth; five great-grandchildren, Zackary, Emma and Julianna Davis, and William and Elizabeth Blanchard.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Virginia; a sister, Myrtle Grady; and three brothers, Owen, Kenneth, and Fred Davis.