George Wyles Davis was born Feb. 16, 1928, in Grandview, Wash., to Charles and Amanda Elizabeth Davis. He went to heaven to join his beloved wife Dorothy Mae, infant son Dale and many dear loved ones and friends Sept. 7, 2021, at his home in Athol, Idaho. His beautiful tenor voice joined Heaven's choir to sing for eternity.
George is survived by his two daughters, Marilyn Twete (Rodney)and Dee Ann Pawluk, grandchildren Landa Davis-Twete, Kent Twete (Laurel), Kylan Pawluk, Kelsey Duke (Tyler), great-grandchildren Clayton, Benjimin, Tirzah and Tessara Twete, and Maxwell Duke.
Dad's first job was working for the Forest Service on a lookout on Richard's Peak in Montana the summer he was 18 years old. He really wanted to be a smokejumper, but Dorothy his future wife talked him out of that occupation because she felt it was too dangerous.
George went on to trade school in 1946-47 in Chicago. He left a small Montana town to go to the big city. He really enjoyed his time there and he found a church to attend and become a part of a quartet and choir there.
Music always played a huge role in George's life. He played violin, mandolin and guitar. He had a beautiful tenor voice and he sang in quartets, family singing with his wife, daughter and son-in-law, his grandson Kent and wife Laurel as well as church choirs and men's quartets. His singing to his Lord touched many hearts.
In 1948 he married the love of his life Dorothy Mae Howard in Plains, Mont. Their daughters were born in 1952 and 1953. Their infant son was born in 1954 and died at birth. They made their home there until 1963. At that time George packed up his family and answered a call to ministry in Vernon, B.C. He stayed there until 1970.
In 1970 he returned to live in Athol, Idaho, and it was there he began meeting with a small group of people in Careywood, Idaho. Later in 1976 he and others built the Church of God in Athol. He loved working as an electrician and construction worker on the building, which is now the church Fellowship Hall.
A new church building was completed in 2004 and he really loved every part of this project. Most of all, he loved seeing the people who could be reached with the Gospel.
He retired from pastoring in 2009.
He and his wife enjoyed mission trips to Grand Cayman and Mexico. Dad enjoyed going to Guatemala as well. His love for all cultures and people was a defining trait. He always had a listening ear and willing heart to help show Christ to people. He found the good in people and showed mercy and love of God in a very gentle, but strong influence.
He loved camping and fishing very much. His greatest blessing was camping and fishing on the Moyie River with granchildren Kylan, Kelsey, Kent and Landa. He also enjoyed Robinson Lake with the family. He was able to enjoy fishing and camping with his great-grandchildren Clayton, Benjimin, Tirzah and Tessara as well. He shared his love of the outdoors and his love for hunting and fishing with his family.
He is proceeded in death by his wife, infant son, and parents and siblings.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at the Athol Church of God, 5865 McTavish Ave., Athol, Idaho 83801
Anyone wishing to make donations in George's memory may make them to Church of God Spanish Mission, c/o Carol Figueroa, 8331 SW 14th St., Miami, FL 33144.
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