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Douglas A. Davis, 76, a long-time resident of Fort Walton Beach, passed away Nov. 26 with his wife, son and daughter at his side.
Doug was born and raised in Panama City and moved to Fort Walton in the mid 1950's. He worked with lifelong friend, John Brooks in Real Estate, and spent the remainder of his career as a pipefitter, where he was a member of Local Union #366. Doug enjoyed fishing and metal working, but his greatest love was spending time with family. He and wife, Dee recently celebrated their 51st anniversary, and she was a nurturing and faithful caregiver through every step of Doug's illness. Until his last day, nothing brought a smile to his face faster than hearing the voices of his grandchildren, or having his back rubbed by his loving wife, daughter, son or grandkids. With most of his immediate family living here in the Northwest Florida area, Doug has always enjoyed the love and togetherness of our close-knit family, including that of sister, Joyce Alford and all of the Alford family. No one appreciated the Christmas family gathering in the country and the wonderful food and fellowship as much as Doug. His great-spirited joking and sense of humor will certainly be missed by all of us who loved him so dearly.
Doug is preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Bertha Davis, and brother, the Rev. Robert Davis. He is survived by his loving wife, Dee; son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Deeya Davis and grandson, Taylor; daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Charlie Smith and grand-children, Alyssa and Evan; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Jerry Alford and nieces, Vicki (Sherman), Rhonda (Bobby), Karen (Chris), Lori (Don), and Sandy (Eric); and sister-in-law, Sylvia Davis and nephews, John and Robert. We would like to express our thanks to Paul Sherman, who has been a dear friend to both Doug and Dee for years, and who was always planning their next fishing trip.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach, and funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Graveside service will take place at Beal Memorial Cemetery immediately following the service. Anyone wishing to make a charitable donation in lieu of flowers may do so to the Trauma Intervention. Family-Funeral & Cremation of Pensacola is handling arrangements.
Family-Funeral & Cremation
7253 Plantation Rd Pensacola, FL 32504
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Dec. 1, 2013