Dr. Charles E. Davies, Jr.

February 16, 1934 - December 25, 2019 West Chester, PA | Age 85

Dr. Charles E. Davies, Jr., 85, of West Chester, PA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on December 25, 2019.

He was the husband of Susan Brandon, his wife of 9 years, whom he shared a home with in Maumee, OH, prior to his illness.

Born on February 16, 1934 in Mt. Carmel, PA, he was the son of the late Charles E. Davies and Lucia (Noll) Davies.

Charles earned his B.S. degree in history from Gettysburg College, where he attended on a music scholarship and at one time performed for President Eisenhower. He earned a Master in Divinity degree from Drew University, serving Methodist churches in Philadelphia, Charleston/Phoenixville and Spring City, PA from 1956-1969. Following this time period, he worked in public education as an educator and an administrator from 1969-1977. He earned a M.Ed. from Temple University and served as a history teacher and as a guidance counselor at Phoenixville Middle School, and as the Assistant Principal at the Northern Chester County Technical School. Upon completion of his Ed.D. at Nova University, he served as Principal at Wilson High School in West Lawn, PA. He worked as a marketing professional within the healthcare information technology industry from 1977-1990. In 1990, he began teaching at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI, where he was a Professor of Marketing/Management and Business Ethics. He was also the supervisor of the Sales Internship Program. He retired after 21 years of teaching in May of 2011 and was names a Professor Emeritus of Business at Hillsdale College.

Charles was a very active member of the Perrysburg First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg, OH, where he continued to share his love of music, singing with the church choir and frequently performing solos. He also served as guest minister at the church, as well as other nearby churches.

Charles is survived by his four children; Susan D. Lloyd, Ellen D. Miller (Brian), Laura J. Worker (Keith) and Charles E. Davies, III (Denise). He is also survived by his brother, John R. Davies (Leanne), seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three nieces, and one nephew. His brother, Robert W. Davies preceded him in death.

There will be a “Celebration of Life” Memorial Service at 11:00AM on February 8, 2020 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester, PA. Memorial donations may be directed to Alzheimer’s/Dementia Nonprofit for research at www.alz.org.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.

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Memorial Service

February 8, 2020 11:00 am Westminster Presbyterian Church
10 W Pleasant Grove Road
West Chester, PA 19382


  1. To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that soon God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4) May this promise give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathies.

    Mary | January 4, 2020 at 9:17 AM

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