Vaughn Russell Davis
October 20, 1927 ~ April 30, 2020
Vaughn R. Davis, a spiritual leader, and Pastor for over 60 years, serving the Nazarene Churches in West Virginia and Ohio, died Thursday, April 30, 2020. He was 92 years old when he went home to his Lord and Savior. His loving family was at his side.
One of eleven children, Vaughn, was born on October 20, 1927, in Saint Mary’s WV to Rymer and Blanche Ethel (Fetty) Davis.
Vaughn’s early years were spent in the community of Saint Mary’s, WV.
He served his country in the United States Army.
After serving in the Army, he met his wife Mary, and they shared a love story that spanned over seven decades. They were blessed with three sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren.
When their daughter was six months old, she died of pneumonia while in the loving arms of Vaughn.
Through this devastating loss, Vaughn began his spiritual journey as a pastor with the Nazarene Church, where he served various churches in the West Virginia District, and one church in Ohio. Pastor Vaughn was presently the Visitation Pastor, visiting and caring for the sick and elderly congregation of the First Church of the Nazarene in Weirton.
A talented artist, Vaughn was also a published author and poet. In his free time, Vaughn was a self-taught musician and enjoyed playing the guitar.
In addition to his parents, Pastor Vaughn was preceded in death by all of his brothers and sisters.
He will be remembered with love by his wife, Mary Louise (Tennant) Davis, his three sons, Timothy and Jenny Davis of Charleston, WV, David Davis, and Denny and Marge Meeks; grandchildren, David Davis, Jr., Timothy (Courtney) Davis, II, Emily, Konner, and Kenzee Davis
Private family only services will be held at 2 PM Sunday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV.
Rev. Brian Richardson will preside.
Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, Colliers, with military services conducted by the West Virginia Honor Guard.
Please visit the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home website to share a written or video tribute to Pastor Vaughn’s family or send a hug from home by typing in a message to be displayed on a balloon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Weirton First Church of the Nazarene 475 Colliers Way Weirton, WV 26062
Public services will be held in the future when loving hugs can be shared.
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He was such a good friend to me. I could call him any time to pray for me and hevdid, right then. I loved our talks about the Bible. God bless him real good, now that he is with you. Stanley and Sandy Diak.
Aunt Mary and family, Words cannot express the loss we have but words cannot express the joy we also have in knowing where he is and what a blessing Uncle Vaughn was to so many people and touched so many lives and was loved by everyone he came in contact with. He will be missed so dearly and I am so sure that him and dad are singing together. We love you all very much and you are in our thoughts and prayers and God give you peace and comfort now and always. Love Sharie (Davis)& Rick Noland, Karen Davis and family
I love this man. He is my fathers brother. Loved spending time with him and Aunt Mary. He was a great mentor to children growing up in our family.
We really appreciated Pastor Vaughn’s ministry . His sermons were always good, well thought out, and easy to follow. Prayers for Mary and his family. David and Lucille Gress
Remembering what an inspiration, and man of God he was. When he was able he would call to check on our family and let us know that he was praying for us. He will be surely missed! Love and prayers to the family.
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Vaughn R. Davis, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Vaughn R. Davis, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Sending all our love and sympathy. The Markhams
Uncle Vaughn was a blessing to anyone who knew him. His life was a testament to how a life was meant to be lived. Surely, the angels were singing upon his arrival in Heaven as he was reunited with many that he brought into the ministry of Christ. Know you were dearly love and rest in peace, Uncle Vaughn. Your work here is done.
I will always remember doing the Lord’s work with Bro. Davis. He was a wonderful saint of God with a loving spirit for everyone. May you feel the presence of Jesus at this time. God bless you Mary and family. Nellie Rush
Our condolences to Mary and the rest of the family Vaughn was a great man was very blessed to have known him the poem he wrote I will cherish very kind soul ❤️ Jamie Kyle Cory Moore
Rev. Davis was at Weirton Church of the Nazarene when I lived in Weirton from 2001-2003. He and his wife were loving people and took me in their loving arms. When my Mom passed Rev Vernon and Rev Dana came to her funeral at St Paul’s. That meant so very much to me. God bless his family. Chris Hays.