OBITUARY

Tillman C. Davis

January 31, 1926February 8, 2020

Mr. Tillman Calvin Davis died peacefully in his sleep late Saturday February 8, 2020. TC, as his friends and family affectionately called him, recently celebrated his 94th birthday. He was born in Riverside area of Jacksonville Fla and was the third youngest of eleven children. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and his wife of 71 years, Doris Davis. He is survived by his daughters: Cynthia Ferrell, Linda Duncan (Jeff); granddaughter, Tracy Harper; and great grandson, Elias Harper. Also nieces: Kathy Davis (John), Star Coulling, Ginny Ann Davis; nephews: TJ Davis, David Davis Paul Steinbrick (Cheryl) and David Steinbrick (Jo Ann). TC entered the US Navy in1943 and was a veteran of WW2, the Korean conflict, and Viet Nam. He saw action in the Pacific Theater during WW2 serving on several Navy Carriers including USS Shangri La, Roosevelt, Hornet Constitution and Antietan. His military awards include the Navy Commendation medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal, and others. He ended his military career after 37 years and continued working at NARF in NAS Jacksonville Fla. He felt honored and proud to have served his country. Mr. Davis was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his longtime friends, Stan and Joe. He traveled extensively to Alaska and Canada in his motorhome with his family. He spent most of his years in Melrose Fla on his lake property, which he cleared and built his dream home. He was currently a resident of Middleburg Fla for the last 18 years. Funeral services will be held 11 AM, February 28, 2020 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS HOLLY HILL FUNERAL HOME, 3601 Old Jennings Rd, Middleburg, FL. Following promptly at 2pm a full military honors service will be provided at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd, Jacksonville Fla 32218 in Lane 1. Please post words of comfort at www.hollyhillfunerals.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and his wife of 71 years, Doris Davis. He is survived by his daughters: Cynthia Ferrell, Linda Duncan (Jeff); granddaughter, Tracy Harper; and great grandson, Elias Harper. Also nieces: Kathy Davis (John), Star Coulling, Ginny Ann Davis; nephews: TJ Davis, David Davis Paul Steinbrick (Cheryl) and David Steinbrick (Jo Ann).

Services

28 February

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hardage - Giddens Holly Hill Funeral Home

3601 Old Jennings Road
Middleburg, FL 32068

28 February

Reception

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hardage - Giddens Holly Hill Funeral Home

3601 Old Jennings Road
Middleburg, FL 32068

28 February

Graveside Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Jacksonville National Cemetery

4083 Lannie Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Memories

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Regina Clayton

February 13, 2020


My deepest sympathy, I hope you can find some comfort in knowing TC will be in the hearts of all those he touched.

God bless you at this difficult time.
Regina Clayton

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FROM THE FAMILY