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Carl Mac Davis

September 6, 1942 ~ April 16, 2021 (age 78)


Carl Mac Davis, age 78, of Whitney, Texas, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 at home with his family by his side.

Carl was born on September 6, 1942 in Moulton, Iowa, to Harold B Davis and Velma Irene (Covington) Davis.  He attended Moulton High School.  Following graduation, he served in the United States Army from 1960-1964.  After the army, Carl worked for Bloomfield Foundry.  He was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Caraccio on April 2, 1966.

Carl and Barbara owned a restaurant in Unionville, Missouri for some time.  Carl also opened a restaurant and bar in Cincinnati, Iowa.  He worked for the Eagles #2675 in Centerville as a manager for a period of time.  In the 1970’s, Carl moved to Texas to work for Flowers Construction until his retirement in 2013.  Following retirement, he enjoyed taking care of his goats, cows and his llama on the farm.  He also enjoyed cutting and selling wood, and going to auctions.  Carl was a long-time active member of the American Legion. 

Left to honor Carl’s memory are his children, Harold (Kelly) Davis of Centerville, Iowa, Joseph (Tabi) Davis of Urbandale, Iowa, Melissa (Kurt) Evans of Marion, Illinois, Renee Lancaster of Pinellas Park, Florida, Theresa (Doug) Summers of Centerville, Iowa, three sisters, Patty Davis of Centerville, Iowa, Peggy Aiello of Clarkdale, Iowa, and Anna Beth (Earl) Taylor of Ottumwa, Iowa, 21 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and his favorite goat, ROWDY.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Velma Davis; his brother, Larry (Doc) Davis; his sister, Jenny Garr; brothers in law, Larry Garr and Jim Aiello; and his daughter, Beverly Caraccio.

Cremation has been accorded.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2PM, Sunday, July 4, 2021 at the Exline Cemetery in Exline, Iowa.  Memorials may be written to Theresa Summers or to Melissa Evans, to be determined at a later date, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, C/O Davis family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544.  Condolences may be shared online

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Celebration of Life
July 4, 2021

2:00 PM
Exline Cemetery
E. Second Street North
Exline, IA 52555

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