Bobby Coy Davis

July 30, 1927January 26, 2014

Bobby C. Davis, 86, passed away on January 26, 2014. Born on July 30, 1927 in Clayton; he was the son of the late Cornelius Jackson Davis and Verna Stephenson Davis and husband of the late Lida C. Davis in 1947.

Bobby served in the US Navy on the USS Hammond during WWII. He then attended Louisburg College and East Carolina University. He was a member of Crabtree Valley Baptist Church, was an avid golfer, and worked for Superior Stone Company/ Martin Marietta Materials for 40 years.

He is survived by his sister, Phyllis Brown of Greensboro; nephews, Scott A. Brown and wife Sherry, Peter A. Brown and wife Yvonne, Jason A. Brown and wife Julie, Matthew A. Brown and wife Amy, John Byrd, Stephen Byrd, and Billy Byrd; and niece, Cindy Boyd and husband Earl. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years, Lida, and his brother, Walter H. Davis.

A funeral services will be held on February 1, 2013 at 1pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC. A visitation will be held one hour prior. Burial will take place at Raleigh Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC.

Condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Saturday, February 1, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 1, 2014

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February 1, 2014

My sincere condolences to the family. It is a blessing Bobby lived a long life while others may never see his age. May God provide you with comfort to cope during this time of your life.

Matthew Brown

February 1, 2014

Today we celebrate the life and homecoming of a very influential man in most all of our lives. Uncle Bobby was a humble man, slow to speak, and a great Christian example of how we should conduct ourselves here on this earth. I won't forget his gentleness and Love. I am certain he is in Glory with Lida and the rest of his Family. Thank you Lord for the strong Christian example of Bobby C. Davis. I Love you Uncle Bobby.

Sue Guerrant

January 31, 2014

I had the opportunity to know Bobby and Lida through alumni work at Louisburg College and cherish those memories of the 1947, 1948, and 1949 joint class reunions. What great people; just like family. Bobby was a gracious, Southern gentleman who loved LC, and I am blessed by knowing him (and Lida) in this special way. What a rich and full life, truly to be celebrated by those of us who found him to be an inspiration!

Sue Guerrant, former Alumni Director, Louisburg College (1987-1999)

Gayle Davis

January 31, 2014

Uncle Bobby always treated our family with love and kindness. His gentle voice and sweet smile always made our family events so special. He will be greatly missed by my children and me. We love you Uncle Bobby.

billy byrd

January 30, 2014

Bob and lida never had children of their own,they treated me,my brothers,and cindy,as if we were their children.a big exciting time in the summers were us taking our turn to go and spend a week with bob and lida.he never missed any of our activities,school,sports vacations.I will always have fond memories of the trout fishing trips every year to the mountains with my dad,bobby,and my other uncle j.b. bob davis was one of the finest men I have ever known! I shall miss him dearly!

John R. Byrd Sr.

January 30, 2014

Bobby was more than an Uncle. He and Lida were like another set of parents during my growing up years. Family gatherings were always special times because of them and the rest of our herd. Bobby was a man of great faith and character and a little bit nieve which made him so endearing to us all. I know you are finally happy again with your beloved Lida. You will be missed!!!!!

Stephen Byrd

January 30, 2014

My uncle was a great man with a caring heart. He and LIda Mae were like second parents to me while growing up and in my adult life.I will always cherish the memories of all the special times we had. I am sure he is happy now reunited with LIda. I love them so much.He will be missed as Lida is but never forgotten.

Cindy Couch Boyd

January 30, 2014

What a wonderful, kind and gentle man. He is with his beloved Lida, which he has longed for since her passing. Wonderful childhood memories of holidays with him.

January 30, 2014

Bob was one of the nicest, kindest and most geniune men I have known. Every time you saw him he was always the same man. Every time I saw Bob he always asked how our daughters, Ellen & Jennifer were doing. Bob showed his concern for other people. Bob and Lida were a wonderful couple. They certainly set a great example for other people to follow. My husband, Brooks Johnson worked with Bob over 40 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob's family. We have many fond memories.
Alice Johnson (Youngsville, NC)

Peter Brown

January 30, 2014

An incredible example of stability, love & peace. Uncle Bobby was always interested in every aspect of your life. It's an honor to know you are my uncle. We will always remember you. Rest in peace Uncle Bobby I love you.