Ernest T. Davis, a retired construction project manager and a
The son of a civil engineer and a government worker, Ernest Theodore Davis was born in Bemis, Tenn., and later moved with his family to Washington.
He was a graduate of
In 1942, he enlisted in what was then
Mr. Davis flew 30 combat missions over Germany and attained the rank of lieutenant. After the war, he served with the Air National Guard for four years.
Mr. Davis spent his career as a project manager, working for Knott, Fuller, Perini and Gilbane construction companies, before retiring in 1987.
Some of the major projects he had overseen included renovations to the U.S. Capitol, Navy Memorial, National Cathedral, additions to the Social Security Administration complex in Woodlawn and construction of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. building in Cumberland.
In his retirement, he continued to work as a construction industry arbitrator and an election judge.
His wife of 44 years, Jeanne Frances Wright, died in 1985.
Plans for a funeral to be held at Arlington National Cemetery were incomplete.
Surviving are three sons, Michael D. Davis of