Allan Davis

Dr. Allan Davis, 84, a 50-year resident of the Daytona Beach Area, died Sunday afternoon at Halifax Health Medical Center after a short illness. Dr. Davis was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Mervin and Frances Davis. He graduated from West High School, and then went to the University of Utah Medical School, where he earned his medical degree. After graduation, he began his residency at the University of Rochester (N.Y.), and continued it under Dr. Elmer Hess at Erie, Pa., and completed it in Shreveport, La., at Confederate Memorial Hospital. On Halloween in 1953, he met the former Barbara Swan, at a church dance and they were married in 1955. He joined the Air Force in March 1954 and was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport. After temporary duty assignments in England and Germany, he returned to the U.S. to complete his medical residency. While in residency in Shreveport, he met Dr. Thomas Ayres, a fellow medical student, and ultimately met Dr. Michael Blais. Drs. Davis and Ayres relocated to Daytona Beach at the invitation of Dr. Blais and joined his growing urology practice in 1962. During his years of practice, Dr. Davis was on the staff of Halifax Hospital for more than 25 years. He retired in 1993. A lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dr. Davis served as Bishop in Shreveport and in Daytona Beach. He was a member of the High Council on several occasions. From 1995 until his death, Dr. Davis was an ordinance worker and a temple sealer at the LDS Orlando Temple. Through his work at the temple, he was able to assist families in identifying their ancestors and seal them together for all eternity. He and his wife, Barbara, a nurse, served a medical mission for the LDS Church in Bogotá, Colombia. He enjoyed singing in church and community choirs while helping with various church activities. He loved spending time with his family, taking them on vacations to theme parks, where he enjoyed roller coasters. He enjoyed canoeing, whitewater rafting and camping with his family. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Barbara; his children: Bruce (Teresa), Gainesville; Anita Hill (Gary), Mt. Pleasant, Utah; Glenn (Bonnie), Pleasant Grove, Utah; Mark (Kathy), Orange Park; Karl (Pat), Titusville; Kimberly Cavanagh (Jim), Olympia, Wash.; Michael (Linda), Ormond Beach; Wendy Allaway (Chris), New Smyrna Beach; Celeste Child (Darin), Port Orange; Pamela, Port Orange; 30 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Wooten (Chapman) of Orem, Utah. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 548 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach, and again from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1125 Sixth St., Daytona Beach. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. with President David Roberts presiding and Bishop Clair Crookston conducting followed by Burial at Volusia Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the: Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. Volusia Memorial Funeral Home is in charge. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Funeral Home

Volusia Memorial Funeral Home
548 North Nova Road Ormond Beach, FL 32174
(386) 673-5373

Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2012