OBITUARY

Donald S Davis

March 13, 1932July 14, 2013

Donald Scott Davis, 81, lost his battle with Merkle Cell Carcinoma on July 14th. He was preceded in death by his parents Elizabeth and John L Davis,Sr. Donald graduated from Gulf Coast Military Academy and attended the University of Alabama. Donald was drafted into the Army in 1953 and served his country in Germany during the Korean War. After the war he went into the family grocery business, A & R Supermarkets, where he worked until his retirement in 1999. During his time in the grocery business he was given the Spirit of America award for his civic and grocery interest by the National Grocers Association. Donald was a long time member of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed singing with the Sanctuary Choir and in his later years, The Dawsonaires. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Harriet Houze Davis, two sons, Paul D. Davis (Margarita) and Phillip N. Davis(Jan) and one daughter, Janice D. Pauls, one brother, John L. Davis, Jr.(Joan), one sister, Linda Davis Muellberger (Floyd), four grandchildren, Andre, Kayte, Kacey Ann and Taylor Elizabeth, one great granddaughter Aubrey Ann, and many loving nieces and nephews. There will be a private family burial Tuesday. A memorial service will be held at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with visitation immediately afterwards. The family request no flowers please. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his honor may be made to the Music Ministries at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, 1114 Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, Al 35209, Brother Brian Mission, P. O. Box 11254, Birmingham, Al 35202 or The Alabama Grocers Association Education Foundation, 300 Vestavia Parkway, Suite 3500, Birmingham, Al 35216. Online condolences may be made at www.ridoutsvalleychapel.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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Rosine & Tony Aguirre

July 18, 2013

The passing of one's father is the greatest loss for the family. We wish to express our condolence and sympathy for you and your family.

Miriam Armbrester

July 18, 2013

Dearest Davis Family!
I know you how much you will miss that precious face. What a blessing he has been to so many! Janice I love you! ALWAYS! Miriam Douglas Armbrester

Benita Rowell-Bell

July 17, 2013

I can't believe that my sweet friend has been called home. You fought a good fight but the Lord knew your pain. I will miss you calling my name when you walk in those doors. RIP Mr Davis.

July 17, 2013

My heartfelt condolences to the Davis family in the loss of your loved one. May God bless you in your time of need. Eva Black (Vestavia, Al.)

Ann and Glenn Gober

July 16, 2013

When all seems lost, may the Lord shine upon you and guide you through your days of mourning. May He comfort you in sleepless nights and fill your lonely hours with faith, hope and light.

Betty Willingham

July 16, 2013

The Davis Family,
Sorry for your loss. I will be remembering you all, especially Harriet. We had some great times on several trips together.
Love and prayers,
Betty Willingham

July 16, 2013

I have been privileged to know Don for a number of years. My condolences to Harriett and the remainder of the family.


Tom Rankin

Wayne Finley

July 16, 2013

It has been a joy to know Don for a number of years. His interest in helping others is well known. May God bless his family.

Holly (Swanson) Nevels

July 15, 2013

We have lost a kind man, a great father/grandfather, and a good and loyal friend. Heaven wins on this one. What a delightful, intelligent conversationalist; what a humorous, loving, and wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with dear Harriet Ann, his children, and his grandchildren... now and always.

Ellen Swanson

July 15, 2013

A true Southern Gentleman, and one of this country's "good guys." I love him dearly and will cherish all the memories shared with he and Harriet...two best cousins ever!
xo, Ellen