Born October 1, 1943, in Southampton to Mabel and Charlie Davis, he attended Southampton Schools before entering the U.S. Army in 1962 as a cook, serving until 1964. He married Thomasina and had two sons, Dwayne and Vincent. In 1966, he moved his family to Hartford, Connecticut, where he studied to become a certified butcher. They remained in Connecticut until 1976 when they moved back to East Hampton. In 2003, he retired to Virginia with his wife.
One of Mr. Davis’s favorite things to do was to travel and visit family and friends. He made a point to stay in touch with everyone, and if he was not able to visit family, he would call to make sure all was well. He lived life to its fullest and truly valued family and friendship as the most important things in the world, survivors said.
He is survived by his wife, Thomasina Davis; siblings, Gloria Mayo, Eleanor Davis, Carolyn Arango, Kathleen Smith, Robert, Raymond, Russell, Douglas, Ronald and Larry Davis; sisters-in-law, Marion Davis, Libby Davis, Sylvia Davis, Sondra Davis, Vanessa Wilkes, Juanita Monroe and Della Hudson-Faudoas; brothers-in-law, Augustine Mayo, Henry Smith, Bill Arango, John Hudson and Guy Faudoas; three grandchildren, Damar Davis and his wife Tanisha, Derrick Davis, Latayna Davis; four great-grandchildren, Dasia, Tiyah, Darnisha, Daniya and many other family and friends. He was predeceased by two sons, Dwayne and Vincent Davis; mother-in-law, Lucy Hudson; siblings, Roosevelt, James, Charles and Laura Davis; and a granddaughter, La Sandra Davis.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, February 18, at the Metropolitan Funeral Home in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Cards may be sent to Thomasina Davis, 400 River Arch Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320.