Joseph Gilbert Davis, 82, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 11, 2006, in the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend.
He was born in Union County, Ark., the son of Jesse and Dixie Britt Davis. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving 30 years, and was the chief interior communications electrician. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injures during World War II.
He was a member of Spring River Presbyterian Church, and Cherokee Village Model Airplane Club.
He was a neon sign artist and a ham radio operator. He married Anne Carlson Reed Nov. 2, 1996, at Spring River Presbyterian Church in Hardy.
Surviving him are his wife, Anne Reed Davis of Cherokee Village; two stepsons, Terry and Tom Reed; and three step-grandchildren.
Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland will announce memorial services at a later date.