Howard Davis

Howard Franklin Davis Sr.

Friday, October 17th, 1930 - Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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Howard Franklin Davis, Sr, beloved husband and father, passed away on December 12, 2018. Born October 17, 1930 in Brunswick County, Virginia, Howard was a Korean War Veteran serving in the US Air Force, a farmer, and was Lunenburg County Forest Warden before beginning Howard Davis Construction Co. in Kenbridge, VA with his wife Jean. Projects included Brunswick County Courthouse & Clerks Office, South Hill Fire Station, Kenbridge Baptist Church, several county public schools, and private homes. They also owned and operated Southside Auto Service in Kenbridge.

Howard’s Christian faith and giving nature enriched many lives. He was a loving role model for his family and was always ready to help others. He was active in his community and with Scouting.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jean Frances French Davis; son Howard Davis, Jr. (Sue); daughters, Mary Kay Winn (Everett) and Nancy Davis; grandsons Ben and Josh Winn and Tom and Joe Davis; five great-grandchildren Duncan, Genevieve, Eleanor, Liam and River; two sisters Ann Bowen and Emily Steed; sister-in-law Betty Davis, and many extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his beloved son Andrew Wesley Davis.

Donations in his honor may be made to Heart of Virginia Council, BSA or the American Cancer Society.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 1pm, Monday. December 17, 2018 at Farrar Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Crestview Memorial Park, LaCrosse, VA. The family will receive friends from noon until the time of service at the funeral home.

Farrar Funeral Home of South Hill, VA is serving the Davis family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 17th, 2018 | 12:00pm - 12:45pm
    Monday, December 17th, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
    Farrar Funeral Home Chapel
    1260 N.Mecklenburg Ave
    SOUTH HILL, VA 23970
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, December 17th, 2018 | 1:00pm
    Monday, December 17th, 2018 1:00pm
    Farrar Funeral Home Chapel
    1260 N.Mecklenburg Ave
    SOUTH HILL, VA 23970
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Chandra Rose

Posted at 11:13am
In loving memory of our thoughtful, caring Uncle Howard.
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A donation was made in memory of Howard Davis

The Galante Family

Posted at 10:05am
Josh, we are praying for your family during this very difficult time. So sorry for your loss! This is in honor of his contribution to the Boy Scouts.
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Love, Tom, Joe and Shelagh

Posted at 02:20pm
Remembering Howard with love and respect. Grieving with the whole family -- Howard's most precious life's work.
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Patricia French Radford

Posted at 12:41pm
Uncle Howard was a very good man. He was always there for me as a child growing up and also in my adult life. I have always felt very close to him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love you all, PAT

Steve Strader

Posted at 01:36pm
Uncle Howard, You stood up when others would not!Love Steve and Betty Strader, Charles Strader , Iris Strader and in memory of Evelyn French Strader.
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