Rodney L. Davis

Rodney L. Davis

Rodney L. Davis, 77, of Stevensville, MI passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at his home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 A.M. Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph with Rev. Michael Roth officiating. Burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. Friends may visit Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Home. Those wishing to sign Rodney’s guestbook may do so online at

Rodney was born January 27, 1938 in Benton Harbor, MI to Daniel & Lucille (Kenny) Davis. He was a graduate of Benton Harbor High School in 1956. During High School Rodney began his career at Whirlpool, working for a short time then joining the United State Navy where he proudly served his country before being honorably discharged. Upon his return he continued to work at Whirlpool where he retired as Sr. Product Designer in 1996 after 30 years. Rodney also owned and operated Kwik Mart in St. Joseph from 1976 until 1984. He married Janet Skelley on September 10, 1960 and she preceded on June 6th, 1995. On July 6, 1997 he wed Trudy Hammermeister in St. Joseph, MI. Rodney enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his friends at the toy barn.

He is survived by his wife Trudy, sons Brad (Deanna) Davis of Bridgman, Greg (Holly) Davis of Baroda; grandchildren Janet, John, Victoria and Anthony; sister Sue Vance of Holland; step-children Katherine Magnowski of St. Joseph, Michael Volpe of St. Joseph and Trace Volpe of St. Joseph; three step-grandchildren and one step- great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife Janet Davis. 

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