Harold O. Davis, “Hoot,” 80, of Clayton Mill River Road, Mill River, died on Sunday, June 11, at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington.
A native and lifelong resident, Harold was born in Mill River on May 30, 1937, one of 11 children of Harry Thomas Davis and Florence Ann Bownes Davis. He attended local schools in Mill River. A 35-year employee of Mineral Technology, formerly Pfizer, in Canaan, Connecticut, Davis retired in 1995. “Hoot” was proud of his country-boy roots and loved his tractors. He liked to be known as “The Icon” of Mill River. He was a loyal Yankees fan.
Harold is survived by two daughters: Star Woodward and Tammy Lane and husband Mark; four grandchildren: Ashley Davis, Mark Davis and wife Kelly, Courtney Davis and wife Alicia, and Brittney Lane; and seven great-grandchildren: Lily and Paul Davis, Joseph Moro, Matthew, Mackenzie, Jacob and Chelsea Davis. He also leaves his brother, Valentine Davis, and Sue of Great Barrington, as well as his devoted dog, Siren.
He was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Sheela Fay Woodcock Davis, on June 4, 2001. The couple was married on Nov. 10, 1962, at the former Mill River Congregational Church. He was also predeceased by nine brothers and sisters.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Harold will be held on Tuesday, June 20, at 3 p.m. at FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME in Great Barrington, conducted by Rev. Rich Hayes. The family will receive friends prior to the memorial service from 1 until 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harold O. Davis Memorial Fund through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. To send remembrances to the family, go to www.finnertyandstevens.com