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Fairview - Robert Davis, 67, of Fairview, NC, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at CarePartners Hospice/Solace Center in Asheville.
Born June 8, 1946 in Salem, Oregon, he was the son of the late Duane D. Davis and Barbara E. Stanley.
Mr. Davis attended the University of Washington where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters in Library Science and a minor in Russian language. Following graduation he worked for Harvard College Library as a Slavic cataloguer. He later worked at the Library of Congress for many years where he became Director of Organizational Development. After moving to Asheville he worked at South College as Administrator and Dean of Academic affairs. He retired from South College in 2011.
Survivors include include his sisters, Gwen James of Asheville, NC, Carol Naramore of Poquoson, VA; and brothers, Duane Davis Jr. of Lynchburg, VA, Glenn Davis of Pensecola, FL, and Craig Williamson of Charlotte, NC.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28803.
Bob will always be remembered by those who knew and loved him for his courage, his wonderful sense of humor and being a huge champion of the underdog. He has left behind many wonderful memories and will be sorely missed.
Condolences can be made to the family at www.ashevillearealaternative.com
Asheville Area Alternative Fnl/Crem Service
702 Riverside Dr
Asheville, NC 28801
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Mar. 25, 2014