Charles V. Davis
January 26, 1936 – October 29, 2019
Charles Victor Davis, 83, of Cary passed away Tuesday, October 29. Vic was the son of the late Daniel Roy and Ruby King Davis. He graduated from Bladenboro High School and was promptly signed by the New York (now San Francisco) Giants as a right handed pitcher, where he spent 10 years in minor league. He often led the league in strike-outs, and was inducted into the Ripley's Believe It Or Not for striking out 26 men in an 11-inning game. He once struck out Willie Mays, with only three pitches, in spring training with the Giants in Florida.
After his ball career, he was employed by Xerox Corporation, retiring after over 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Velma, sons Charlie of the home, and Adam and wife Melissa of Poolesville, MD, 3 granddaughters Sophie, Violet, and Audrey, brothers, Richard (Bess) of Fayetteville, Danny (Cynthia) of Bladenboro, sisters, Frankie Roberts of Dublin, and JoAnn (Larry) Whitley of Knightdale.
Visitation will be at 11:00 am Friday, November 1, 2019, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Rd. Cary, NC 27511, with funeral services following at noon. Interment will be at Raleigh Memorial Park.
Arrangements with Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, NC.
- Visitation Friday, November 1, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, November 1, 2019
- Graveside Service
Charles V. Davis
G C Bryan
November 8, 2019
Down in the little town of Bladenboro, NC we have had our heroes and legends. "Victor" Davis was one such individual. However, it was not just Victor; it was his family and his wife's family. They were and still are great people to those of us who have been blessed to know them. They say he could do things with a baseball that were unbelievable and those are the things that I grew up in awe of. He was not only a great baseball player, but a great son, great brother, great husband, great Daddy, and a great man. Victor was several years my senior but I was in school with several of his siblings. One brother, Richard, was one of my classmates at Bladenboro High School and Danny and his family have been friends for years. As long as I have my right mind, the good memories of Victor Davis and his family will be there. God bless each and every member of Victor's family; and God bless the memory of Roy and Ruby Davis and JC and Hazel Cain. So many good memories.
November 5, 2019
Velma, have had iPad issues. Anyway it was a pleasure to know all of you. Even though we lived across the street, Vic will surely be missed. Please know that all of you are in our prayers. Did not know about the no. of strike outs. BJ was reading all the information the information to me. We will call when she feels much better.
November 2, 2019
I am so saddened by Uncle Victor's Passing. However, its relieving to know, there is no more pain placed upon this earthly body of his.
I know, im suppose to share a memory here. But, there are quite a few. All I can say is, I humbly apologize for not being there for my family during this time.
I love Each One of You!
I will share my phone number here, as I don't have anyone else's.
Love your Nephew
Text or call me anytime
November 2, 2019
Ms. Velma----Sorry of your lost. Wishing you and family the best---Hubert Kinlaw
November 1, 2019
So many memories of Victor when I was just a freshman in high school. We went to BBoro to play BHS and Victor was pitching. I was the lead-off hitter. While standing in the batter's box and watching Victor warm up....I became queasy and went behind the dugout and got sick. I told folks it was a migraine....but it was the fear of facing Victor's 100 mph fastball.
My most pleasant memory was that Victor was such a nice person. Every time I saw him we laughed about that incident.
Although I have not seen him in years I still remember what a gentleman and a great person he was. Condolences to Richard and Danny and the entire family.
October 30, 2019
Another Bladenboro hero has gone on to be with Jesus. Such an humble and unassuming man. We at White Oak Church always looked forward to his visits. He will be missed. Our prayers are with the family. May God fill that empty spot with wonderful memories, and the knowledge that you will see him again!!