OBITUARY

Donald Richard Davis

April 10, 1926July 7, 2019
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REVISED - DUE TO WEATHER

VISITATION AND MEMORIAL SERVICE ARE RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019

Donald Richard Davis

At daybreak on Sunday July 7, 2019, at the age of 93, Don went on his eternal fishing trip. He is now truly communing with his God in heaven. That’s how he described his Fishing trips. Don was born in Ft. Bragg, CA, and moved to New Orleans at the age of 5. He was the only child of Virgil B. and Etta Stubbs Davis. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Aline “Tousa” Waguespack Davis, and children Donald Richard Davis, Jr. (Donna), Linda Davis Morrisson (Chuck), Nanette L. Davis (Bill Lawrence), Marline Davis Kelly (Charlie) and grandchildren Sawyer Davis, Alan Davis (Olivia), Mary “Molly” Davis, Scott Kelly and Allison Kelly. The family is deeply grateful to caregiver Denise Delong who was Don’s special friend during the past 2 years.

Don served in the US Navy in the Pacific Theater from 1944-1946. He enjoyed over 50 years of employment with Donovan Marine before and after his Navy years. He loved everything to do with the water, especially fishing, and had also been a member of the Better Boating Association and the New Orleans Power Boat Association. He was a member of the Round Table Club for over twenty years, and a member of Arthurians and Alexis. Don was a long time member of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. He was proud to be a HODAR and enjoyed his time helping the ladies of the Daughters of the American Revolution whenever & wherever needed. Don will be remembered by his fishing buddies at Seabrook Launch as “Rattletrap”. The family would like to thank the staff of Chateau de Notre Dame and Notre Dame Hospice for caring for Don for the last several months. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service in the Chapel at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. at 12:30 pm on Saturday, July 19th, 2019. Visitation will be held preceding the service from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, 8001 Lakeshore Drive, N.O. LA 70124. To view and sign the guest book, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 20, 2019

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JoAnn Rodrigue

July 21, 2019

Larry and I want to express to Nan, and all of her family, our sympathy on the passing of her Dad. There was a time when we saw his truck pulling his boat to go fishing every day. We thought he really loves to fish! We now know a little more about that. What a wonderful long life he had! Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. God bless, JoAnn and Larry Rodrigue

Jill Laroussini

July 9, 2019

The Davis family always made me feel very welcome. I have great memories of your Christmas and Mardi Gras parties, Uncle Don’s fishing stories, the smoked redfish (complete with olive eyeballs), and his gregarious nature. He was a joyful influence in my life. Sending Love and our deepest condolences. Jill (and Bobby)

Nanne Ewell

July 9, 2019

Marline and family members. I know that your memories are many and will be very precious to you in the times to come. Thinking of you all in these time of sorrow but also in the memories of your happiness shared. Nanne

Nanne Ewell

July 9, 2019

Marline and family members. I know that your memories are many and will be very precious to you in the times to come. Thinking of you all in these time of sorrow but also in the memories of your happiness shared. Nanne

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