1930 – 2015

HANOVER — Moses Richmond Davis Jr., “Skip,” 85, of Hanover, died quietly at home early Sunday morning, Sept. 6, with family at his side.

He was the son of Moses and Winona Fuller Davis, formerly of Bethel.

Skip was a highly talented carpenter and brick mason — yet a very humble man. He built many fine homes for people in this area. He and his wife also helped to build Kingdom Halls throughout Maine and the Soldotna K-Hall in Alaska.

Being a child of the Depression, he began life in a tar paper shack on Swans Hill-Farwell Mountain in Bethel. Skip had many stories about how they survived the tough times — sickness claimed many of his relatives prematurely. He greatly looks forward to meeting them in the future resurrection on Earth.

Skip enjoyed reading and studying the Bible, preaching about God’s kingdom and teaching people Bible truth. He had confidence that the Earth will be made into a paradise and then he will enjoy perfect health.

Skip and his wife, Cherie, enjoyed their fourteen road trips to Alaska — making new friends and visiting family along the way. It was an opportunity to marvel at Jehovah’s creations. As a couple, they migrated with the birds, ducks, geese, swans and cranes; wonderful experiences!

Moses is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cherie; son, Jeff Davis of Hanover; grandchildren, Kasey and her husband, Dr. Curt Senita; and great-grandchildren, Trent and Leona of Erie, Pa.; grandson, Jared; granddaughter, Emily; son, Dale Davis and wife, Kathy, of Salem, Ore.; daughter, Sharon and husband, Jim Olson; and granddaughters, Stephanie and Kimberly of Oregon. He is also survived by stepsons, Frank Carr and wife, Tesa; and their daughters, Hannah and Jordyn, of Lewiston, Alex Carr and wife, Alison, of North Yarmouth, and Charlie Carr and wife, Angela of Honeybrook, Pa.

Skip loved the outdoors and took his family on many hiking, fishing and camping trips. He maintained a unique sense of humor, even through his sickness. He was an excellent storyteller with an abundance of interesting tales to tell. He will be deeply missed. His wife says that he was a “good gift and a perfect present…from the Father.” James 1:17.

We wish to thank Androscoggin Home Care, Dr. Eric Haskell and his staff and that of Dr. David Benton and Dr. John Levez for all their kind help.

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