The Service of Remembrance for Mr. Robert F. Davis, age 84, of Inverness, Florida, will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes with Pastor Gordon Condit officiating. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the time of service, Wednesday at the chapel. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice of Citrus County or The Path of Citrus County would be appreciated.
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On December 30, 2012 Bob lost his battle with lung cancer. Born May 18, 1928, he was the son of Felix and Astrid (Nelson) Davis in Lynn, MA. Bob graduated Lynn English H.S., promptly enlisted in the Army at the age of 17 and was sent off to Japan to serve. Returning home he earned his BA from Upsala College, East Orange, NJ where forever after he gladly announced their football games and became an avid alumnus. Bob "sang his way" through Upsala as a member of their renowned choir, as well as of their other singing groups. Hired by Dunhill Personnel in NYC as a recruiter and the 4th person onboard, he then embarked on a lifelong career with them as VP of Franchising, taking them in 26 years from that original office to 375 offices. Twenty two years ago Bob headed south with his new wife, Jackie, to settle in Citrus County. Deciding that this next phase of his life would be as a Realtor he got his license before leaving NY and 2 years later, convinced Jackie to do the same. He enjoyed a flourishing career with ERA American in Inverness. Bob's passions have included golf, the Red Sox, many other sports, following drum and bugle corps, cruising to play Black Jack and again, the Red Sox. His interests and attention have included the Central Florida Symphony of past, CFCC's Performing Arts Program, mentoring 4th grade math, serving several times each on two HOA boards, and in whatever capacity the Realtors Assoc. of Citrus County needed him.
Bob is survived by his wife, Jacqueline (Weinstein), his sons Todd Davis (Michelle), Keith Davis (Kathy), step daughter Juliet Smith and step son Evan Smith (Jennifer). His pride in his children, 4 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren abounded. His sister Dorthea (DiLisio) predeceased him.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 1, 2013