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Clifton Lafayette Davis

February 22, 1926 ~ December 20, 2018 (age 92)

Clifton Lafayette Davis fell asleep in Jesus on Thursday December 20th  2018.  He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Hazel Imogene Davis, parents, George Mort Davis and Flossie Widden Davis, sister Marian Davis and brother Eugene Davis. 

Mr. Davis was born and raised in Mulberry Florida.  He served in the United States Navy during WWII.  He received his degree in theology from Southern Missionary College and his Masters from Andrews University.  He and his family accepted the call to preach in Canada.  He ministered at churches in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.  Mr. Davis and his wife had a heartfelt desire that all should come to salvation through Jesus Christ.

Mr. Davis was also a skilled electrician and was owner of Cliff Davis Electric for over 40 years, he also worked as an electrician for McKee Foods Corporation for many years. His knowledge of all things mechanical was vast.  There was no question that could stump him and there was nothing he couldn’t create or fix.   He loved the written word and was a voracious reader, enjoying the meaning of words.  His studies of Hebrew, Greek, Latin brought a deeper meaning to books.  He shared his current book with everyone, even bringing them a copy to enjoy.  He also enjoyed the family animals including his loving “Nurse Dot and Nurse Lula” the cat and dog.  He was also an excellent photographer and cook.

He was often described by friends as a gentle giant with a caring heart and a desire to help others.  He always had a smile on his face and was always ready to stop and talk to anyone.  He never met a stranger. 

He is survived by and was loving father to his children, Cathy Davis, Keith Davis, Kim Vaughn, Camille Anderson and Wendy Larson.  Grandchildren, Whitney (Walter) Johnson, Jordan Phillips, Cassidy Anderson, Bailey Anderson and Alana Anderson.  He was also blessed with 9 great grandchildren whom he loved dearly.

In his 92 years he also made many friends.  Thank you to Sabina and Rolando DeLeon, and the Calloway/Otto family for your special friendships.  Thanks also to Dr. Glenn Newman, Dr. and Mrs. Pat and Gregory White, Dr. Gwinn and the entire Memorial Wound Care staff.   Dr. Marty Sheinberg, the entire staff of Thrifty Med Pharmacy in Collegedale, the Memorial Hospital staff, and Amedysis Home Health and Hospice and many more who loved and cared for Cliff over the years. 

The family will receive friends for a remembrance and fellowship service at the Tri Community Fire Department Station 3 community center in Apison from 4-6 on Thursday 12/27/18.

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