Alvin Davis

September 12, 1928December 3, 2012

Alvin Davis, age 84, resident of Clermont, Florida, passed away on December 3, 2012 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Davisville, Escambia County, Florida on September 12, 1928. He was the son of Walter and Irvie Davis and grew up on their family farm along with his five beloved sisters and one brother. Alvin attended the University of Florida where he received both Bachelor and Master degrees in agriculture. He was married to Mary Carolyn Curtis on November 3, 1950. Alvin served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. His professional career was spent teaching in schools in Santa Rosa and Orange Counties. He was active in the Korean War Veterans Association of Lake County until his death and had also volunteered to teach English to new immigrants. He was proud of his record as a blood donor. He especially loved the people and beauty of Ashe County, North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the ancient New River there. He adored his grandchildren and will always be remembered for his kind, gentle, and generous manner. Alvin is survived by his wife, Mary Carolyn Davis; one sister, Marie Davis; four children, Carol Thompson (Jeff), Barbara Beavers (Richard), Beth Longshore (Jerry), Jim Davis (Karin), and daughter-in-law, Margaret Davis. He was pre-deceased by his son, Alvin Curtis Davis. He had nine grandchildren and one great grandchild; Douglas Davis, Lisa Davis, Dr. Joseph Beavers, Krista Tempkins, Jamie Davis, Jessica Davis, John Longshore, Julia Longshore and Elizabeth Longshore, and Brie Davis. A visitation will be held on Thursday December 6, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Clermont, 498 West Montrose St. Clermont, Fl. 34711 ( 352-394-4221) Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 6, 2012

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December 6, 2012

Dear Jim, Karin and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find peace in the happy memories made with your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, The Gunter girls

Carolyn Davis S.and Aaron Steele

December 5, 2012

?Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

December 5, 2012

Please accept our condolences in this time of distress. God however, gives us a wonderful promise that we as well as our loved ones will benefit in the near future.

Charles curtis

December 5, 2012

Uncle Alvin was a wonderful man who will be truly missed. Always fun to share Ag stories and other laughs. His influence on thousands lives on. Charlie Curtis

Esther, Mike and Fran

December 5, 2012

Beavers Family,
So sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you during this difficult time.

December 5, 2012

We are so very sorry. We always looked forward to seeing Alvin and your Mom whenever they were in Ashe County. Just won't seem the same without them there.
Candace and Dick Simpson
Burlington, NC

Jennie Humphrey

December 5, 2012

Alvin will always be fondly remembered for his kindness to all and for his sweet nature. He will be so missed by his friends and family. Rest in peace, my friend!

December 5, 2012

It was an absolute pleasure knowing Mr. Davis! He will be missed by all of us.
Central Florida Retina

Mike & Michelle Bates

December 5, 2012

What a wonderful, kind and gentle man. He left behind an awesome family whom he loved so much. He was so proud of his grandchildren. We will be praying for your entire family during this difficult time.

Margaret Davis

December 5, 2012

We have lost a wonderful person. He touched all our hearts with his kindness, his stories, his gentle soul,he will be greatly missed. I will miss hearing his stories, jokes,and the laughter he would always bring to the table. I am blessed to have known him and to be a part of his wonderful family.