Wilbur Jefferson "Jeff" Davis
1928 - 2021
Ret. Lt. Cmdr. Wilbur Jefferson "Jeff" Davis

April 30, 1928 - January 21, 2021

Ret. Lt. Cmdr. Wilbur Jefferson "Jeff" Davis, 92, of Mooresville, went to be with his Heavenly Father Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, after struggling with a brief illness. He passed away at home, with his family by his side.

He was born April 30, 1928, in Chillicothe, Ohio, to the late Clinton C. and Emma May Davis. Jeff proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 30 years. He was a devoted member of Central United Methodist Church of Mooresville. He was a Mason with the Great Bridge Masonic Lodge #257 in Chesapeake, Va., and he faithfully supported countless charitable organizations. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Sally Smith Davis; daughters, Susan Midgette, Sandy Lane (Frank), and Cheryl Seeley (Fred); 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and their families.

His legacy is one of helping anyone who needed help. He loved openly, and he will be greatly missed. Until we meet again, goodbye for now… Jeff, Daddy, and Poppy.

A private family service will be held at 11 a.m., Feb. 2, with the Rev. Ross O'Neil officiating. For those who are unable to attend the service, you may go to the following link for the live stream, www.youtube.com/channel/UC864hAs96dTRLVVL1la0Qlw/videos?view=2&flow=list.

A private graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Feb. 2, at the Salisbury National Cemetery. For those who are unable to attend the graveside, you may go to the following link for the live stream, www.facebook.com/CavinCookFuneralHomeServices/.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 214 N Academy St., Mooresville, NC 28115; or a charitable organization of your choice.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville


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Published by Mooresville Tribune on Jan. 24, 2021.
Graveside service
Salisbury National Cemetery
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My thoughts and prayers are with the family Jeff was a very kind man Jeff and Sally always treated me like family I love them he will be missed
Lisa moore
February 3, 2021
Thinking of you today and hoping that you are doing okay. Prayers for you and the family.
Carol Godby Sulesky
February 2, 2021
Do not remember Brother Davis ,now he has crossed the river rest in peace.
Brother Stroud P.M.
F.Shelton Stroud
January 30, 2021