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October 04, 2011
I have wonderful memories of Mr. Davis' Honors English class at Whitehaven High School. He was a demanding, caring teacher who consistently pushed us to be our best, and I am fortunate to have been one of his students.
October 04, 2011
Dr.David R. Davis, one of the finest men and educators I have ever known, will be missed by all whose paths crossed during his lifetime of service to others. My sympathy to the family for their loss and I am positive of remembrance of a gentleman and scholar who always did the right thing, the right way and with due consideration for the opinions of others. GOD Bless.
October 04, 2011
Dr. D was such a kind and caring man. Thank you for all the things you did for us at Memphis Prep. I just wish there was a Memphis Prep to send my children to. May you rest in peace and I know that I will see you again some day. May peace be with you Mrs. Davis.
Angie Tacker Class of 1986
October 03, 2011
Dr. Davis was a man among men. My first Principal as an educator. My first mentor. He was always giving me words of wisdom, and word of inspiration. Without him, I would have not met the many WONDERFUL people that I still remember with great fondess.
October 03, 2011
Barbara Dugger, Memphis Prep Class of 78
October 03, 2011
Dr. Davis, It's hard to express the impression you made on me, and what your influence meant all those years. You were one of the great ones. Thank you for your tireless love and commitment to all the students and friends that happened to pass your way. You will always be missed, and continue to live on a little in each of us that were fortunate enough to call you friend.
October 03, 2011
Thirty years ago Dr. Davis interviewed me at Memphis Prep for my very first teaching position. At the time I was right out of college--very scared and inexperienced. He immediately made me feel comfortable and confident--and he hired me! Today I am still teaching school and fondly remember the guidance he provided to me. Truly a great man--he earned my respect and I am so thankful for his kindness and influence. Thank you Dr. Davis--you will be remembered and missed by many.
October 03, 2011
I can't believe you are gone. I was just thinking of you Saturday while I was wandering through Booksellers of Laurelwood. In fact, I could have sworn I saw you there, but was mistaken. You were a wonderful person, and I feel priviliged to have known you and your family. Scott always had a special place in my heart.
Lovingly,
Alisha
October 03, 2011
Adrienne,my dear next door neighbor from the old Highway 51 Haledale house and then again my next door neighbor on Farrow Road, my thoughts are with you. David was the Class of 1965's "Mr. Davis" and my daughter Jennifer's Prep Class of 1988 "Dr. Davis". He saw many of us through to our careers. He will stay in my heart and I feel sure he knew that the last time we talked. Much Care. Martha
October 03, 2011
David Davis suggested that I might someday become good enough to be a professional writer, and that's what I tried hard to do and it's what I am today; and I don't think it would ever have happened without his mentorship. He believed in me as a writer and cared for me as a person not just at Whitehaven High School (where he was the best teacher I ever had) but through all the years thereafter. He never stopped wanting to know how I was doing professionally and personally, and he came to confide me in as well--so that after a time I felt that I had been admitted to a place of intimacy with the fullness of his humanity, which was infinitely rich, infinitely kind, and deeply sensitive to the quietest stirring of the subtlest emotions. David Davis was one of those rare, rare souls on whom nothing is lost, and he was always willing to share the harvest of all he knew and felt. He was one of the finest men Memphis has ever known.

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