Frank Davis III, 71, of Columbus, Nebraska, died Saturday, November 30, 2019, at his home in Columbus.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Thursday, December 5, at 7 p.m. at Gass Haney Funeral Home in Columbus. The family will begin receiving friends at 5 p.m. prior to the service. Private family interment will be held at a later date.

Frank Joseph Davis III was born November 1, 1948, in Hastings, Nebraska, to Frank Jr. and Hazel (Coffman) Davis. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1966 and entered the United States Air Force on September 19, 1967. Frank was honorably discharged on April 27, 1971. He served in the Air National Guard from 1972-1977.

After his military career, Frank went to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where he graduated with a Business Administration Degree in 1977. While attending UNL, Frank met Cathy Hollis, and the two were united in marriage on August 14, 1976 in Millard, Nebraska. They lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, for a short time before returning to Columbus where Frank worked for Dale Electronics. They moved to Louisiana where Frank attended Louisiana Tech University, graduating in 1984 with a degree in Animal Science. They returned to Columbus where Frank owned and trained race horses, and drove truck for several companies.

Frank was an avid reader, visiting the Columbus Library several times a week. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Frank is survived by his wife, Cathy Davis of Columbus; daughters, Diana Dubas of Columbus, Theresa Davis of Columbus, and Paula (Antonio) Almazan of Lincoln; grandchildren, Neona Dubas, Kaylee Dubas, Owen Davis, Antonio Almazan, Camila Almazan, and Logan Plugge; sisters, Mary Cornell of Hastings, Margaret (Bob) Shearer of Minden, Jackie (John) Lawry of Florida, Pat Donnelly of Connecticut, and Jane Richardson of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Jr. and Hazel Davis; nephew, Mike Cornell; niece, Cheri Pittman; and great-niece, Camille Pittman.

Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com.

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