OBITUARY

Franklin Waddill Davis

January 16, 1937November 14, 2021
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COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Franklin Waddill “Frank” Davis, 84, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Davis passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021. Frank was a native of Franklin, Virginia and the son of the late Evander Ayers Davis and Emma Waddill Davis. He attended Asbury Methodist Church. Frank will be remembered for his friendly face, joking personality and the ability to never meet a stranger.

After retiring at 54, Frank found a second career as a devoted volunteer at Providence Hospital for over 25 years. He was very proud of the relationships that he shared with patients, employees and fellow volunteers. He was also a Boy Scout leader for many years at Shandon Methodist Church. One of his proudest moments was when his son, Greg, achieved his Eagle Scout Award. Most importantly, he was devoted to his family and treasured his time with his five grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Poppy Pops”.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Diana Anderson Davis of Columbia, S.C.; son, Franklin Gregory Davis (Priscilla) of Lexington, S.C.; daughter, Nicole Davis Wilke (Brady) of Columbia, S.C.; five grandchildren, Carson Elizabeth Davis, Madison Scarlet Davis, Jocelyn Lenore Davis, Ava Ayers Wilke, and Patrick Anderson Wilke; sister, Emily Joyce “Joy” Davis of Franklin, Va.; and his beloved and longtime caregiver, Bellevidine Little.

The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to the neighbors, friends and caretakers who have devoted their time, love and care throughout his life.

Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association or to Asbury Methodist Church. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 28, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, November 28, 2021

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Kemper Wilson

November 18, 2021

Frank was the nicest person that I have known. He always had a smile and I was always glad to see him. He was always happy to help others. He was a kind and generous person who will be missed in the community.

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