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Louis Davis, Jr
May 16, 1929 to Dec 30, 2017

 

Louis Davis, Jr.ís journey of life began May 16, 1929 in Camden, ARK. His peaceful transition to his eternal life was Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter. He was the son of the late Louis Charles Davis, Sr. and Idell Anderson Davis. He was married to the late Millie Grant Workman Davis. To this union one child was born, Marcia Davis Major. At an early age, Louis was baptized at Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, Camden, ARK. Later he joined Hopewell Baptist Church, where he was a devoted and faithful member for more than 50 years. As a member he served as a Sunday School teacher, Superintendent, Trustee, Treasurer, Secretary and was proud to be a church Elder at 88 years of age. Louis enjoyed learning. In 1947, he graduated from Lafayette High School, Camden, ARK and also received an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Sumter Technical College. After his graduation from High School he enlisted in the military. He served valiantly with the United States Army 1st Cavalier Division in the Korean War from 1951-53. Later he joined the United States Air Force and served in the Vietnam War. At the conclusion of 20 years of military service he retired as honorably discharged with the rank of SSGT. He further served his country for four years in the USAF Reserves. He received numerous honors, medals and awards including National Defense Service Medals, the Bronze Medal and Good Conduct Medals. Following his retirement, he worked for the United States Postal Service and Bosch, where he retired after 12 years. He was a proud member of the VFW Sumter Post No. 10813 and South Carolina Combat Veterans Group and the Disabled Veterans of America. He was a 32nd degree P.H A. Free Mason with membership in the C. C. Johnson Consistory No. 136, Columbia, a Shriner with membership in the Cairo Temple No. 125 Columbia and a life time member of Catchall Masonic Lodge #425, Dalzell. He leaves to cherish his memories: his brother, James Ray (Essie) Davis; daughters, Peggy (Richard) Gill of Camden, ARK, Venita Davis of Tyler, TX, Mary Jane Ragin of Sumter, Cindy Chiles of Los Angeles, CA, Marcia (Elliott) Major or Roanoke, VA, Marilyn Workman Duval of Riverdale, GA; sons, Morris Workman of Washington, DC, Felix (Doris) Workman of Rembert; three special daughters, Geneva Murphy of Rembert, Essie (Willie) Walker and Senora (Steve) Little, both of Sumter; a special son, Hillard (Sandra) Osborne of Washington, DC; four aunts; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, beloved church family, Masonic Brothers, military comrades and friends. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 632 Floride Street, Sumter. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018, 11:00 a. m. from the Hopewell Baptist Church, 3285 Peach Orchard Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Richard Addison, pastor, eulogist. The procession will leave from the home at 10:20 a. m. Burial will be in the Mt. Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden, ARK.
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