|January 21, 1935 - April 8, 2015
Robert Lucus Davis Jr., 80, formerly of Wilmington, NC, passed away
peacefully in his home in Rogers, Arkansas, April 8 , 2015, after a lengthy
illness. He was born January 21, 1935, in Ancon Canal Zone, Panama to
Robert Lucus Davis, Sr., and Josephine Aleana Davis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Michael and beloved son,
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Sharon; his son, Scott Davis, (who
traveled often from Wilmington to Arkansas to help care for his father), and his
wife, Sabra; grandchildren, Jonni and Kyle, Kevin’s fiancée, Judi Salim of
Wilmington; extended family, Sharon’s son, Brad Eason and wife, Cindy;
grandson, Kyle; Sharon s daughter, Nicole Hayes and husband, Rodney;
grandchildren, RJ and Danielle; friends that were very important in Bob’s life
include Jim Hayes, Debbie and Keith Hall of Rogers, Suzanne Lineback,
Jeannie Wade, David Dreher, Lloyd Hekhuis of Wilmington, NC, and Jan
Hekhuis of Burgaw, NC; lifelong friends, Teddy Caine of Reno, NV, Roy
Franchio of Graton, California, and the late Doug Heller and wife, Rita of Ann
After graduation from high school in 1954, Bob joined the U.S. Marine Corp,
serving two years and earning the National Defense Service Medal. He
attended college in San Mateo, California before moving in 1964 to New York
to open a restaurant at the world’s fair and later working for Eastern Airlines.
In 1969 he moved to Wilmington, NC where he managed several restaurants.
The mid ‘70s Bob became the Director of Wilmington Arts Council. Together,
with a wonderful committee of volunteers, Piney Woods Festival became an
annual event for years to come. Greenfield Park Amphitheatre became a venue
for “Monday Night in the Park” presenting outdoor plays and local talent. In
his early days in Wilmington, Bob spent time in Thalian Hall, engaged in the
many aspects of community theatre. He won an award for supporting actor in
the play Once Upon A Mattress!
Bob Davis had a wonderful life and regaled family and friends with stories of
his many adventures, these stories will be told for many years to come. He
loved us all unconditionally and he was so loved.
Memorials may be made in memory of Robert Davis Jr. to Circle of Life
Hospice, 901 Jones Rd, Springdale, AR 72764. The family would like to thank
Debbie Ravelletta, social worker Leslie Vann, RN, Deanna Anderson, CNA,
John Pate, Chaplain, Lisa Gaertner, RN and Bob Matlock all of Hospice for
the support, care and love given to Bob and his entire family.
Another Peace Is Missing
A brief memorial service and Celebration of life will be held at the home of
Rodney and Nicole Hayes at a later date.
Words of comfort may be expressed at stockdalefuneral.com
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