Donald Corbett Davis
March 15, 1944 – November 3, 2019
Don Davis of Selma, NC died on November 3, 2019 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Don was a native North Carolinian who spent his boyhood in Northampton County. He graduated from Seaboard High School in 1962 and went on to attend what was then East Carolina Teacher’s College before being drafted into the US Army. He served his country honorably in the Vietnam War and was discharged in March of 1969. Don retired from Catepillar, Inc., Clayton Facility, in March of 2009 with 17 years of service. He is survived by his former wife and lifemate of 40 years, Pam Arizona, his stepdaughters, Jenny Cohan (Knightdale, NC) and Carianne Keller (Raleigh, NC), his grandchildren – Maiah, Ian, and Dylan, his brother, Gene Davis and his aunt, Gloria Williams of Richmond, VA, as well as his niece, Tricia Chilton of Tucson, AZ and his nephew, Evan Davis of Raleigh, NC. Don was an avid Tarheel Basketball fan who enjoyed sharing anecdotes of various Carolina games with his girls and his grandchildren. He was well respected by his co-workers and strove to live his life using the principles his parents and grandparents instilled. Don will be buried with military honors at the Davis family homestead in Conway, NC on Saturday, November 9, 2019. He will be in our hearts forever.
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Donald Corbett Davis
November 10, 2019
My Uncle Don was the kindest, gentlest, most caring man I’ve known. I never saw him angry and he was so humble.
He had a great laugh that made his shoulders shake up and down. His humor was dry, hilarious and he loved being with family and friends.
I called him “Inky” and he called me his little “wart.” He was always there for me and offered great advice and could smooth over someone’s hurt feelings or bad times with his gentle words and smile.
Uncle Don valued education as a path to being the best person you could be. The other path, which was just as important was being kind to others.
I miss him so much and family gatherings and important moments will be a little less bright without his great, shining spirit.
I love you, Inky.... your wart.
November 8, 2019
To Pam and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you all. He walks with our Lord now and suffers no more. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
~Kathy & Danny
Ann Marie Trotter
November 6, 2019
My brother and I met Don only once whe I went to see Pam a childhood friend the nicest most accepting person a honor to know both of them. We greive for your loss.
November 5, 2019
To the Family,
I knew him for a moment and it will be a lasting one. He's gone from us, but where he's going there will be uncloudy days, no pain nor sorrow, just peace in the valley always. Take heed to this and we all will get through this together.
God bless you.