Dwight Davis, 76, died unexpectedly August 28, 2021 at his home in Claremont, NH.
He was born December 18, 1944, the son of Maurice Davis and Ellen Hill Davis.
He was a resident of Claremont for the past 3 years, lived in Ascutney, VT, for several years with his beloved wife, Janet Davis before her passing in 2015. Dwight’s lifelong residency is Newport. He attended Newport High School and immediately served in US Army during the Vietnam War 1963. He was decorated with two medals: Marksman, National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam service medal, Sharpshooter.
Returning home in 1969, Dwight married and had two children, Matthew and Michelle Davis. In the mid 80’s, Dwight met and married his beloved, Janet Davis, and remained married for 34 years. He was a talented contractor, worked at Sturm Ruger, the VA hospital and was the Sexton of both Brownsville and Sheddsville cemeteries until his passing.
Dwight had a love a photography that he shared with his close friend, Barbara Putnam. His works had been accepted by the National Geographic, VINS and the Audubon Society Vermont where he kept watch over several Eagle’s nest‘s, Owls and Vultures.
Dwight helped with Meals on Wheels, was always helping others, his heart, sense of humor, loyalty and sense of family will deeply be missed.
In addition to his parents, Ellen Hill Davis and Maurice Davis, he was predeceased by his wife, Janet Davis.
Surviving family includes his children: son, Matthew Davis; daughter-in-law, Theresa Davis; daughter, Michelle Davis Widmer; son-in-law, Kevin Widmer; daughter, Jennifer Courcelle; son-in-law; Ron Courcelle; son, Robert Davis.
Grandchildren: Lynisha Avery, (great granddaughter, Juliana Parker), Shane Davis, Stephanie Dougie, Jonathan Davis, Jolene Courcelle, Samuel Courcelle, Jackson Courcelle.
Brothers and sisters: John Davis, Richard Davis, Janet DeRose, Nancy Davis and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A service of remembrance will be held at 2 PM, Friday, September 3rd, at the Ascutneyville Cemetery in Ascutney, VT.
The Stringer Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
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