Clarence William Davis was born Feb. 9, 1932, to Johnny Ceicle and Reba Faye (Green) Davis in Meeker.
Clarence spent his childhood in Meeker and attended school there through the 12th grade.
He then served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He met Ruth Ernestine Smith, and they were married Sept. 15, 1956, in Craig.
To this union, four children were born: John, Elizabeth, Gale and Nick.
Clarence worked for the Colorado State Highway Department on the road maintenance crew.
In 1970, the family moved to Avon and lived there until 1975, then moved to Craig, where they made their home for the last 30 years.
Clarence loved to hunt, fish and camp. He truly loved the outdoors. He had a passion for woodworking.
Clarence is well-known for the log cabin-looking bird feeders that he would build and are all around Craig.
Clarence was a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge in Meeker.
He is survived by his wife Ruth, of 53 years; daughters Gale (Bill) Hackett, of Lochbuie, and Elizabeth (Alan) Keller, of Craig; sons John (Laurisa) Davis, of Rifle, and Nick (Lori) Davis, of Craig; grandchildren Angel, Melissa, Charlie, Nicklis, Felicia, John William, Reba, Margie and William; sister Johnnie C. Coleman, of Yuma, Ariz.; and brother Wallace Jackson, of Grand Junction.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral was Sept. 30, 2009, at Grant Mortuary Chapel with Mervin Johnson officiating.
Musical selections were "Amazing Grace," "The Old Rugged Cross," and "How Great Thou Art."
Interment followed in Highland Cemetery in Meeker, with military honors performed by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5843.