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Col. (Ret) Alexander David Davis Jr.

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Col. (Ret) Alexander David Davis Jr. Obituary
CHESTER - On Friday, September 6, 2013 a beautiful summer evening, Col. (Ret) Alexander David Davis, Jr. was suddenly called home to be with Lord. Sonny was born March 15, 1961 at George Air Force Base, Victorville California; the only son of Dorothy M. and the late Alexander Davis. On a hill, high above the Appomattox at Virginia State University, he earned his Bachelor's Degree and was commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. He found the love of his life, Karen F. Chapman of Smithfield, Virginia; September 17, 1988 they were joined in marriage. From this union came two beautiful girls, Alexis Nicole "Nikki" age 20, and Aaren Daniel Davis age 17. "Big Al" had an illustrious career of 26 years in the US Army retiring as a Full Bird Colonel. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. He was an avid golfer and an outstanding husband,father, a wonderful son and brother. He was preceded in death by his father, Alexander Davis, Sr., and a sister, Carol Ann Davis. He is survived by his beloved wife, Karen Chapman Davis; two daughters, Alexis Nicole and Aaren Danelle; mother, Dorothy M. Davis; two sisters, Alexis of Newport News, VA and Joyce Davis of Hampton, VA; his father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Chapman of Smithfield, VA, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be held 2 PM, Friday, September 13, 2013, at Fort Lee Memorial Chapel, 10600 Sisisky Avenue, Fort Lee, Va., and 11AM Saturday, September 14, 2013 at First Baptist Church, 229 N. King Street, Hampton, Va., the Rev. Dr. Richard W. Wills, Sr., Pastor, Eulogist. Interment at Hampton Memorial Gardens, Hampton, Va. Family visitation will be held 7:00 P.M., Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the funeral establishment. Funeral arrangements entrusted to J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in Daily Press from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2013
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