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Jim W. Davis Sr.

July 25, 1931 June 24, 2020
Jim W. Davis Sr.
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Obituary for Jim W. Davis Sr.

Jim Wright Davis, 88, of Grifton, was guided into his forever home on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. He was a man with a passion for speed, planes, Nascar and Ford automobiles. It was the wings of Angels that took him on this last flight and he absolutely soared.
Our Jim was a good man and we will celebrate the blessing of his life to us on Monday June 29th, at the Grifton F.W.B. Church on Wall Street. Visitation for the family and friends will be held from 12:30 til 2:00p.m. Funeral Service will follow immediately at 2 p.m. Burial afterword at Evergreen Memorial Estates-Grifton.
Jim was born in Lenoir County on July 25, 1931, to Earl and Fannie Davis. They preceded him in death. His brother, Earl, Jr. had also passed. He grew up near Ernul and served his country in the U.S. Army. After his discharge, he met a young waitress named, Iris Mitchell, at a soda fountain in Kinston. He fell in love on the spot and irritated her until she had no choice but to marry him. The marriage lasted for 62 years until this death parted them. He adored her and happily did anything she told him to do. He was unconditionally hers.
He retired from the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company after many years of delivering for them. Grifton F.W.B. Church was the place he faithfully served the God who saved him. The doors of the Davis home were generously opened to all in need and it was a refuge for many over the years.
He is survived by his beloved, Iris, of the home. She took care of his every need until the end. His son, Jim, Jr. became his leaning rock in the last days of his life and was with him when he passed. He and his wife, Rhonda, live in Grifton. His grands were his great pride and joy. They are; Bradley Davis, of Maryville,TN, Candace (Nathan) Jones, of Cleveland, TN and Dana (Carl) Newby, of Currie, NC. The little great grands were his delight and laughter. They are Brent, Finn and Dylan Davis, Lauren, Chloe and Kenley Jones and Peyton, Everett and Raelynn Newby. Jim is also survived by his brothers that loved him, Joe Davis, of CA and Donald (Donna) Davis, of New Bern. He leaves behind his Davis family that mourn the loss of their Uncle Jim.
He was greatly loved by his church family and the entire Mitchell clan. He was their brother.
Memorials may be made to Grifton FWB Church, P.O. Box 537, Grifton, NC 28530.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

29

Jun

12:30 PM 6/29/2020 12:30:00 PM - 2:00 PM 6/29/2020 2:00:00 PM
Grifton Free Will Baptist Church

674 Wall St.
Grifton, NC 28530

Grifton Free Will Baptist Church
674 Wall St. Grifton 28530 NC
United States

Service

Monday

29

Jun

2:00 PM 6/29/2020 2:00:00 PM
Grifton Free Will Baptist Church

674 Wall St.
Grifton, NC 28530

Grifton Free Will Baptist Church
674 Wall St. Grifton 28530 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Memorial Estates Final Resting Place

5971 Dudley Road
Grifton, NC 28530

5971 Dudley Road Grifton 28530 NC
United States
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