December 18, 2012
BLACK RIVER, N.Y.
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
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
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
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
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
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.