Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 3, 2010
Mr. William “Bud” Davis, Jr of 918 Douglas Court departed this earthly life on April 1. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church and served as a deacon, on many boards and in many organizations in the church. He was a former employee of the A&P Grocery Store and a retiree of the Virginia ABC Store. Bud was a graduate of the Booker T. Washington High School. He was known by many for his beautiful singing voice and his pleasant and kind ways. He was a member of the former Suffolk Community Male Chorus, The Mass Choir and F.B. Male Chorus and a current member of the Second Chance Gospel Choir.
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife Julia E. Davis, one daughter Sharon Denise White (Clarence) of Delaware; his mother, Georgia Mae Davis of Chesapeake; four sisters, Betty Davis (Joe) of Brooklyn, N.Y., Annis Thompson of Norfolk, and Cynthia Barrett and Earlene Davis-Lee both of Chesapeake; two brothers, Fletcher Davis (Vernell) of Suffolk and Terry Davis (Cidra) of Chesapeake; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral of triumph will be held on April 8 at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Steven Blunt officiating. Burial will be in the Albert G. Horton Veteran’s Cemetery. A wake of remembrance will be held on April 6 at 7 p.m. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Arthritis Foundation at www.arthritis.org, First Baptist Church Caring and Sharing Program by making a check payable Church Caring and Sharing Program in memory of William Bud Davis, Jr to First Baptist or to the Diabetes Foundation at www.diabetes.org.
Harris Funeral Home has been entrusted with the home going service. You may send condolences to the family at www.vharrisfuneralhome.com