Joel Sidney Davis Sr.

Published 10:09 pm Thursday, April 14, 2016

Joel Sidney Davis Sr., 85, of the 1500 block of Art Court, died April 13, 2016, at his residence.

A native of Suffolk, he retired as a foreman from the Lipton Tea Company after 35 years and was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church. Mr. Davis was the son of the late Ollie Burton Davis and Edna Moring Schofield Davis. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Hurley Davis, and brother, O. Burton Davis Jr. He served as an Airman 1st Class during the Korean War.

Survivors include son, Joey Davis (Sharon); daughters, Debbie Bowden (Talmadge), Terri Groenestyn (John) and Lynn Gigliotti (Tony); grandchildren, Christopher Davis, Zachary Davis, George Bowden, Neysa Bryant, Jennifer Carlson, Ashley Credle, Lacey Thodos, Brianna Gigliotti and David Gigliotti; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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A funeral will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Parr Funeral Home & Crematory with the Rev. Myrtle Hatcher officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join family Friday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at his residence. Condolences may be posted at