Senior Master Sergeant
Dale W. Davis 

Dale W. Davis, 77, of Wilmington, died 3:50 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Clinton Memorial Hospital. His wife, Barbara Stingley Davis, survives. They were married March 21, 1964. Mr. Davis was born Sept. 21, 1936 in Clinton County, a son of the late Vernie Ray Davis and Ruth Puckett Davis.

He received his bachelor's degree from Wilmington College. He attended Antioch University for his graduate studies. Mr. Davis was a school teacher for 30 years. He retired from Beavercreek High School. Mr. Davis also retired from the U.S. Air Force as a senior master sergeant after 37 years of service. He logged more than 10,000 hours, and flew out of Clinton County Air Force Base, Rickenbacker Air Force Base and finally Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

He drove for Bush Leasing and had done so for the past 18 years. Mr. Davis loved traveling, watching the History Channel, watching Jeopardy and playing on his Kindle. In addition to his wife, Mr. Davis is survived by a son, Brett Davis of Wilmington; two daughters, Pamela Walker of S.C. and Cindy (Scott) Goldizen of Kentucky; a brother, Darrell (Linda) Davis of Pennsylvania; a sister, June Walker of Minnesota; four grandchildren, Lee Huffman, Cassi (Carl) Kilpatrick, Angela Davisand Abigail Goldizen; and five great-grandchildren, Cory Huffman, Drew Huffman, Beth Huffman, Reilly Kilpatrick and Reagan Kilpatrick.

In addition to his parents, two grandchildren, Crystal Huffman and Michael Walker, are preceded in death. Funeral services will be noon, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South St., Wilmington, with Nancy McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the funeral home.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Ohio, 4050 Executive Park Drive, #402, Cincinnati, or to the American Heart Association , Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus. For more information or to sign the registry of condolences, please visit Published in News Journal from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2014.

Dale was the NCOIC of the 355th TAS loadmasters.  He helped many of us as we began our careers.  Hats off to a true leader and comrade