George O. Davey

December 18, 2012

BLACK RIVER, N.Y.  —   George O. Davey, 79, of 165 W. Remington St., passed Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Black River United Methodist Church with Pastor Robert McCarthy and assisted by his wife Nelda McCarthy.

Burial with military honors will follow in Sanford Corners Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the Bruce Funeral Home, Black River. The Order of the Eastern Stars will have a service at 6 p.m. and the Masonic Lodge will have their service at 6:30 p.m.

Born Dec. 1, 1933, in Black River, a son of Delmore and Marion Hadley Davey, he graduated im 1951 from Black River High School.

He entered the US Navy on Oct. 2, 1952, and served during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 1, 1956, receiving the Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

He married Mary Lou Bicknell of Potsdam on Jan. 11, 1958, at the Presbyterian Church in Potsdam, N.Y. The couple resided in Black River the past 48 years.

Mr. Davey worked at Reasoner’s Garage in Watertown before going to Niagara Mohawk for 33 years, retiring as a supervisor in 1993. He owned and operated George Davey’s Small Engine Repair from his home until 1996.

Mr. Davey enjoyed woodworking and playing the organ. He was a member, Past Patron and Past District Grand Lecturer of the Black River Bethany Chapter Order of the Eastern Stars #343, a member, Past Master and held various positions at the Black River Masonic Lodge #821, an active member of the Black River United Methodist Church where he was a member of the choir and treasurer and member of the Black River fire Department.

Among his survivors are his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Lou Davey, Black River; two sons, Terrence G. Davey, Watertown, and Timothy F. Davey and his wife Constance M. Davey, Massena; a daughter and her husband, Diane L. and Martin R. Simpson, Theresa; a sister and her husband, Jean and Clyde Laduc, Harrisville; a brother, William Davey, Oswego; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

George was known as a devoted husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather.

Information provided by Bruce Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.