James Russell Davis

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James Russell Davis

June 29, 1938 - July 27, 2014

Rocky Mount

James Russell Davis, age 76, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Born in Edgecombe County on June 29, 1938, he was the son of the late Floyd Thomas Davis and Eula Morris Davis. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Betty Davis and brother, Bill Davis.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Nancy Rae Taylor Davis. He also leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughters Kimberly Davis Fisher of Rocky Mount and Susan Davis New and husband Craig of Rocky Mount; son, James "Jay" Davis, Jr. and friend Angie Joyner of Rocky Mount; grandchildren, Morgan, Taylor, Lauren, Logan and Chayton; sisters, Flora Belle Brinkley and husband Billy, Shirley Flood and husband Rev. Ronnie Flood of Rocky Mount and Peggy Ethridge of Enfield, NC; brothers Bobby Davis and wife Ann, Rev. Alvin Davis and wife Jackie of Enfield, NC.

Owned and operated Automotive Parts, Tire and Service Center in Enfield for 35 years. James served in the North Carolina Army National Guard for 9 years, was a Deacon and Trustee at Tabernacle Baptist Church, was a Charter Member and former Board Member of Scotfield Country Club and was former Board Member at Enfield Academy.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home. A funeral service to celebrate the life of James will be held at 11:00am Thursday at the Chapel of Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home with Rev. Alvin Davis and Rev. Ronnie Flood officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Enfield.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorials be made to the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1742 Ringwood Road, Enfield, NC 27823.

Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com
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Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home - Rocky Mount
1130 N. Winstead Ave  Rocky Mount , NC 27804
(252) 451-8800
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Published in The News & Observer on July 29, 2014
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