OBITUARY

Everett Conway Davis Jr.

November 3, 1948January 26, 2018
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Everett Conway Davis, Jr.

CHAPIN - Everett Conway Davis, Jr. 69, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Chapin, South Carolina on Friday evening, January 26, 2018. Born in Florence, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Everett Conway Davis and Ruth Jones of Chesterfield, SC. He graduated from Brookland Cayce High School and the University of South Carolina. He married his best friend Barbara Mooneyhan in 1980. Professionally, Everett worked as a studio cameraman, film cinematographer and producer-director for SCETV for many years, where he received numerous local, national and international awards for his documentaries. He was privileged to work with celebrities including Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood, Hungarian-born film director and cinematographer Laszlo Benedek, and General Daniel “Chappie” James, Jr., a Tuskegee airman during WWII who became the first African-American to achieve the rank of four-star general. After leaving public television to start his own business, Everett wrote and produced a stage musical based on WWII called ROAD TO VICTORY® that was performed along the eastern seaboard, culminating with a production in Washington, DC, the weekend of the dedication of the National WWII Memorial. Recently, he produced video interviews with more than 300 World War II veterans. As a licensed researcher at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, he wove these interviews into documentaries featuring D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and end of the war celebrations in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Besides serving honorably in the Coast Guard during the Vietnam era, he was a lifetime member of the national organization of the Battle of the Bulge, a board member of the SC Chapter of the Battle of the Bulge Association, and a member of the American Legion. Everett was a true outdoorsman; he loved to hunt (especially deer) and fish, and enjoyed many rewarding offshore fishing trips with his friends. He was also an avid USC Gamecock supporter. Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by his daughter, Julie A. Davis Bristow (Cole) of Morganton, NC; daughter-in-law Aggie Davis Jones (Ashley) of Blythewood, SC; five grandchildren, Blake, Jackson and Blythe Davis, Daniel and Kate Bristow; two step-grandchildren, Abby and Mark Jones; sister Sharon Davis Hubbard (Paul) of Montgomery, AL; sister-in-law Linda Mooneyhan Haslett (Bill) of Winnsboro and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his son Everett Conway "Rhett" Davis; two brothers, Dean Cornelius Davis and Ricky Carroll Davis; his parents and grandparents; and his parents-in-law, James Richard and Mary Stuckey Mooneyhan. Visitation will be held at the Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel, on Monday evening, January 29 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., with burial at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road in Columbia, on Tuesday, January 30 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

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  • Visitation Monday, January 29, 2018
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Terry & Sandra Pound

February 26, 2018

Barbara,
Sandra and I were saddened to hear of Everett's passing. May God provide you with comfort in your loss. It was a pleasure working with you and Everett for so many years at SCETV...you were a very talented team. Your work with veterans will be remembered for years to come. Bless you all.
Terry

David McElrath

February 2, 2018

I always enjoyed working with Everett on his projects at SCETV. His positive attitude and charming smile made the long days and nights of production worth every minute. My thoughts and prayers go out to you dear Barbara and family. May you find peace in the coming months.

Jim Walser

January 31, 2018

Barbara, Alanna and I were distraught to learn of Everett's passing. He was such an inquisitive, adventurous, and fun-loving guy in the years we knew him in Columbia andy'all made such a great and generous couple. We remember many nights on the softball fields and the post-game celebrations, We'll always cherish the times we had whenyou guys visited us in Italy. We're thinking about you and the family. And we're celebrating a great life, lived to the fullest, by a wonderful man.

Dean Byrd

January 30, 2018

So... so sorry for your tragic loss Barbara. Everett and I had one enlightening conversation over lunch in the condo, but it was 2 wonderful hours, and learned we had much in common from Cheraw to Florence.
God's peace to you and the family.

Jan Jake

January 30, 2018

Dear Barbara,
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts.
Jan and Bruce

Dorcas Kitchings

January 30, 2018

Barbara,

I am thinking about you and praying for you and your family.

January 30, 2018

Dearest Barbara,
We are shocked and so saddened to learn that our dear friend Everett left this world. You and Evereth spoiled us so much when we came to visit you and you made us feel like home. Remember that you have many friends, even in Belgium, who care and who will be with you through the coming days in thought and sympathy.
We are praying for you and for your family. We are sending you our love.
Mathilde and Marcel - Remember Museum 39-45 - Belgium

January 30, 2018

Barbara, warm memories of Everett . . . .our prayers are with you and your family.
Lynn and George Grimes (Blythewood, SC)

John D & Mary Ann D Bowen

January 29, 2018

Barbara:
Mary Ann & I are so saddened and shocked at the same time in learning of Everett's passing. He was such a delight to talk with and always enjoyed his laid back, down to earth personality. There was nothing pretentious about about him. In our various discussions I did not know that he was in the Coast Guard and wonder if he was on one of the Cutters in New Bedford MA? Barbara we will keep you and Everett in our prayers. May he rest in Peace with the Lord!

John Mohor

January 29, 2018

Barbara,
We were so saddened to learn of Everett's passing. It was certainly an honor and a privilege having known him! Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. You're in our prayers.
John, Mandy and Mama