Charles E. Davis CFP, 71, of Louisville, Ohio passed away on Sunday, November 21st, after a lifelong battle with heart disease. Charles was born on August 20th, 1950, to Thomas & Ruth Davis (née Stump) in Dayton, Ohio. After Charles graduated from Hoover High School in 1969, he went on to study architecture at Kent State, but ultimately decided to pursue a career in Financial Planning which spanned over 40 years.
In 1968, Charles met Gail Anne Miller at McDonald’s. Charles and Gail went on to have two children, Rachel and Aaron, and launched their own businesses.
Charles’ extensive volunteer work in the Emerald Arbor and the Knights of Columbus included supporting the Scouts, baseball, Special Olympics, 4H Club, feeding the homeless, building houses, helping veterans, financial support for the sick, planting trees for Earth Day, and more.
Charles was predeceased by Gail Davis in 2006. He is survived by his girlfriend, Peggy Kostolich; sisters, Karen Tipten and Missy Gordish; his children; and his grandchildren, Quinn and Bailey Gadow, and Eliot and Ian Davis; and great grandson, Grayson Gadow.
Calling hours begin at 10 a.m. Friday, November 26th at St. Louis Catholic Church, Mass of Christian Burial starting at 11 a.m. followed by a procession to Sunset Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Emerald Arbor 742 of Gleaner, an organization Charles loved.
Our hearts go out to our family and friends. The world has lost a great mind and community investor. He will forever be in our hearts and memories.
Rachel, Peggy, so sorry about your father and companion, your hav my condenses and prayers. Take care.
We will miss you, Uncle Charlie! You were so very proud of your wife, children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews. You did so much to help so many people!! May you now enjoy everlasting life with Jesus!
Dear cousin, your hugs and smile will be missed, I think often of our family holiday gatherings at Grammie Stump’s house. I will remember you always as that happy, handsome young man. My sincerest condolences to Karen, Missy, Rachel, Aaron, and the rest of the family.
Charlie – I hope you and Gail are playing cards with great grandma Jean and great grandpa CI.
Thinking of you and yours, Aaron.
I’ve written several eulogies for my dad over the years. The first ones were written in my head on the school bus when I started to understand that my dad had a major heart condition. Then 10 years ago, after every new, mounting health condition, I really started putting pen to paper. I’d pull my car over a lot to write pieces about how he’s affected my life. I saw the impact that his unshakable faith had on my life and career. He taught me to bet on myself and believe that it’d all work out. Then I’d call him and tell him about it. It was sometimes laughable how he’d be making plans to build his business, when I was certain that it was time to throw in the towel. I spent years urging him to get his house in order—frustrated, pleading with him to show me what to do after he’s gone. He’d casually say, “You’ll just sell the businesses,” to which I’d roll my eyes and say, “I don’t know the first thing about how to do any of this $#!&.” But I do feel that it was his diehard faith in himself and the idea that he’d be around for years to come that allowed him to surpass every single life expectancy statistics. Sentences like, “Well, your dad has two different types of blood cancers, right now, but that’s not our biggest concern…,” are lines that you wouldn’t even hear in a movie. So, I was afraid that he’d leave me a mess. And this week, digging into his mess with my niece and nephew, I realized that it’s not so bad. He left us is pretty good shape. It was a little bit of a puzzle, but I figured out pretty quick how to sell the businesses, and I also uncovered that his immense faith was even large enough to cover—faith that I’d figure this $#!& out.
Thoughts and prayers Rachel. Sorry to find out about the passing of your dad.
Aww, thank you sweetie, you are a sweetheart..
Rachel and Aaron,
So sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good man and I learned a lot from him when I worked for your parents. Although his physical heart was not so good, he really did have a heart for mankind and did so many things to help others. Just like your sweet mom, he will be missed.
Melissa (Isgro) Thomas and family