Charles Aulston Davis, 99, U.S. Army Veteran

Charles Aulston Davis, 99, of Haverhill, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 26, at Wingate Healthcare at Haverhill with his daughter by his side. He was the husband of the late Joan W. (MacIntosh) Davis who passed away in 2005.

Born in Erick, Oklahoma, June 25, 1916, he was the son of the late Howard A. and Annie M. (Crain) Davis. A proud veteran of World War II, he served as a combat infantry with the United States Army from Sept. 16, 1940 until his honorable discharge July 4, 1945 with the rank of corporal. During his service he engaged in battles in Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Southern France, Rome-Arno and the Rhineland. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart, the American Defense Service Ribbon, the European-African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon with one Silver Service Star and the Good Conduct Medal. After his war service he continued to serve his country with the Army National Guard. He worked many years at Southwestern Public Service Company in Amarillo, Texas, as a maintenance mechanic and was a 55 year member of the IBEW. His passions included reading the Bible, working in his yard and his prized 1964 pick-up truck.

He leaves behind his daughter, Joanne M. Davis of Haverhill; two grandchildren, Katie and Stephen, along with several nieces, nephews and his dearest friends, Joe, Amy and Ava. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his only son, Charles E. Davis.

Visiting hours at the Monument Square Chapel of the Paul C. Rogers Family-Carnevale Funeral Home, 334 Main St., Haverhill, will be Wednesday, Dec. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., immediately followed by services at the funeral home. Interment will be private for the family. Kindly omit flowers, instead, donations in his memory may be made to the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, Inc., 10 Reed Street, Haverhill, MA 01832.