R. Proctor Davis Jr.
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R. Proctor Davis, Jr. COLUMBIA - R. Proctor Davis, Jr., 74, of Columbia, died Saturday, August 23, 2014. Born on January 30, 1940, he was a son of the late Rufus Proctor and Genevieve Daniels Davis. Mr. Davis Graduated from Dreher High School, Class of 1958. He attended Newberry College, and the University of South Carolina. A talented artist and prize-winning hairdresser, Mr. Davis worked as art director for WNOK, and later for many years as the owner of Devine Fashions. He enjoyed many years of success at showing saddlebred horses. He was also known for his role as "Stanley the Clown" on local television during the early 1960's. Mr. Davis was a deeply faithful person, and was a dedicated member of Trinity Church in Columbia. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife of 50 years, Martha P. Davis; daughters, Dina Campbell (David), and Merri-Proctor Gissendanner (Eric); grandchildren, Rachael, Jay, Ellen, Madison, and Lacey; as well as a brother, Judge Michael Davis. The graveside service for Mr. Davis will be held at Kelly Cemetery, located on the 1500 block of Kathwood Dr., at 10:30 am, Tuesday, August 26, 2014, with Dr. Terry Roberts officiating. The family will greet friends following the service. Memorials may be made to Trinity Church, PO Box 9325, Columbia, SC 29290, or to Pets Inc., PO Box 6394, West Columbia, SC 29171. Memories and condolences may be shared at ShivesFuneralHome.com.
Published in The State on Aug. 24, 2014.
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