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Davis, Howard  
Howard Davis Sr. LUMBERTON — The Rev. Dr. Howard Davis Sr., 83, of Lumberton, N.C., passed away peacefully on April 24, 2016, at Southeastern Hospice. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, at 504 W. Second St., Lumberton, N.C., Dr. T. R. Murray, pastor, officiating. The Rev. Davis is survived by his wife, Mildred Thompson Davis; four sons, Retired Col. Howard Davis Jr. of Panama City, Fla., Bishop Sherwood T. Davis of Winston-Salem, N.C., Kevin Davis of Lumberton, N.C., Ivan Davis of Goldsboro, N.C.; and two daughters, Millicent Douglas of Lumberton and Leatine D. Floyd of Lumberton, N.C. The Rev. Davis was born in Southport, N.C., on March 11, 1933. After graduating from Livingstone College, Salisbury, N.C., he moved to Lumberton to begin his teaching career. He retired as a principal in 1991 from the Public Schools of Robeson County. He also retired from pastoring after 32 years in 2010. Teaching and preaching were his passion; he was always sharing his wisdom with others. He loved to read and penned several books. The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at First Baptist Church Lumberton. Services provided by Worley Mortuary & Cremation Services of Lumberton. Online condolences may be made by visiting .
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Published in The Robesonian from Apr. 27 to Apr. 29, 2016
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