Vernon A. Davis
1942 - 2019
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Vernon A. Davis
Vernon Alan Davis passed away peacefully July 19 in the compassionate care of the Bailey Center.
He was born on September 12,1942, in St. Augustine. Vernon graduated from St. Augustine High School in 1960, where he was the starting quarterback in the first football game played on the school's current field. After high school he entered the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged as an E5. He went on to graduate from the University of Florida in 1970 with a bachelor's in building construction. After graduation, Vernon moved to Greenville, South Carolina, to work for Daniels Construction Company. He returned to St. Augustine in 1971 to help his father A.D. Davis run the family construction company.
Vernon married Donna "Cookie" (Toner) Davis in St. Augustine on September 25, 1965. He served on several boards in the community and was Chair of the St. Johns Builders Association. Vernon was recognized with the Paul Harris Award by the St. Augustine Rotary Club.
Vernon enjoyed running and Florida Gator football, but his passion was baseball. He coached St. Augustine Little League baseball for 10 years and was the head baseball coach at St. Joseph Academy from 1994 – 1996.
Vernon was predeceased by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. A.D. Davis and brother Terry Davis. He is survived by his wife Cookie; brothers Wayne (Ramona) Davis and Brad (Dawn) Davis; children Michael (Darcy) Davis, Todd (Kristin) Davis, Rhett (Kati) Davis, Courtney (Jason) Clarke; grandchildren Wesley Katherine Davis, Reese Davis, Ethan Davis, Matthew Davis, Garrett Davis, Kate Davis, Lauren Davis, Anderson Davis, Maddie Davis, Lily Davis, and Grace Clarke.
A Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Craig Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Trinity Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to St. Augustine Little League, St. Joseph Academy, St. Augustine High School Alumni Association or Community Hospice.





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Published in St. Augustine Record from Jul. 19 to Jul. 21, 2019.
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July 27, 2019
My condolences to all the Davis Family. My father (Mario Taylor) knew Vernon and his Dad real well and thought a lot of both. May God be with you during this time


Robbie and Doreen Taylor
July 25, 2019
Our prayers are with the entire Davis family in this difficult time in your lives. With love from the West Family.
Rob, Becki, Hannah & Gracie West
July 22, 2019
very sorry o hear this .our condolences.to the Davis family/
Jimmy Partin
July 22, 2019
Our prayers for you and your family at this time.

Tony and Sue Harroun
July 22, 2019
Dear Mike:
My condolences to you and your family for your loss. I always respected Vernon for his personal and professional integrity. May he rest in peace.
Sincerely,
Barry Tully
Barry Tully
July 21, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Vernon was a loving husband, Father, and friend. He had a strong work ethic and was respected by all who knew him. He will be cherished, loved, and missed forever.
Carmen Deeds
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July 21, 2019
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July 21, 2019
My condolences, Mike Davis and the rest of the Davis family, on the loss of your father.
Bobby Giles
July 21, 2019
Our condolences to the Davis family. Prayers for strength during this difficult time.
David Redman
July 21, 2019
I cannot ever remember not knowing Vernon Davis. I grew up next door to his family for a few years and then they moved a couple of blocks away. I was close to him and his brothers Wayne & Terry. Brad was not a twinkle in his dad's eye yet, but came along later. What a great family. Mr. A.D. & Miss Annie Mae were just good people. The salt of the earth kind of people, who worked hard, loved their family, and raised them the best they knew how. Vernon got his work ethic & good looks from his dad, and his passion & tenacity from his mom. They both taught him the importance of treating people right and doing the right thing...he never let them down. Vernon was a North City boy. North City boys are no better then anyone else, but they are special. They all grew up playing from sunup till sundown. They could hunt & fish and knew how to say Yes Sir & Yes Ma'am. They rode their bikes all day long and could take them apart and put them back together again. They played football & basketball at the D & B School and baseball at Fullerwood School. They sometimes fought like cats & dogs, but always forgave, made up and went on to be good productive citizens. Vernon was one of them...and proud of it. Vernon was a great athlete...in every sport he played. He was always our quarterback, point guard or shortstop playing ball. He was the older brother I never had, and I looked up to him and admired him throughout our lives. When he married "Cookie" Toner, my dear friend in high school & college, it was a marriage made in heaven that produced a beautiful family, all of whom are a testimony of their parents love. My deepest sympathy & condolences to Cookie, all of her family, and to Wayne & Brad. May God bless you all and send His healing & merciful love down upon you at this difficult time. Semper Fi, Vernon.
Clay Gooch
July 21, 2019
Clay Gooch
July 20, 2019

The U.S. Marines, Navy Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains, and Associate Members of the E. T Brisson Detachment #063 of the Marine Corps League in Naples, Florida, hereby salute and recognize Marine Vernon A. Davis for serving God and his country by becoming a United States Marine. We honor his memory and valiant service to our Corps and our great Nation. Please accept our heartfelt sentiments as a token of our esteem and admiration of his L'Esprit du Corps. Semper Fidelis.
Jack Fulmer (Adjutant Marine Corps League Naples, Florida)
July 20, 2019
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July 20, 2019
Lesta
July 20, 2019
We were sad to learn about Vernon's passing, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Davis family during this difficult time.
Bill & Susan Abare
William Abare
July 20, 2019
Our sincerest condolences to Mike and the family. Vernon was one of the founding fathers of our Council and Chairman for a couple years. He was a pillar in our community and an inspiration to many. May he Rest in Peace. Leona Brown and friends at the St Johns Builders Council.
July 19, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I will never forget Vernon as always being a good person to everyone who knew him. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to coach with him in the the St. Augustine Little League. He will be missed by all.
Danny & Judy Barnes
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