Robert Edward Davis, age 89, died on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at The Laurels of Hendersonville.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Edgar Erastus and Maybell Palmer Davis. He was also preceded in death by his wife Mary Sally Hardin Davis, who died on September 2, 2012; and a daughter, Robin Davis Pendergrass, who died in 1999. He retired from Champion International with 45 years of service and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Robert was one of the founding members of the North Canton Fire Department and also served as president. He loved the color "Red", classical music, and his daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughter. He was a United States Marine veteran serving during World War II in the South Pacific.
He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Blackwell and her husband, Terry, of Hendersonville and Ann Scott and her husband, Luke, of Tucson, Arizona; a son-in-law, Douglas Pendergrass; four grandchildren, Hilary Blackwell, Jennifer Schweitzer and her husband, Brandon, Rhiannon Hatchell and her husband, Jared, and Miranda Pendergrass; and a great-granddaughter, Sadie Ann Schweitzer.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Reverend Dean Clontz officiating. Burial will follow at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Newfound Road. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Pigeon River Masonic Lodge #386 AF&AM, c/o Gary Teague, 160 Brookside Drive, Canton, NC 28716.
For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at www.wellsfuneralhome.com
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