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The Passing of Tommy Davis, Jr.

George Thomas Davis Jr., 68, of Wilson, died with his beloved family by his side on May 5, 2015.

The family will greet friends at Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive N., Wilson, on Thursday, May 7, from 6 -8 p.m. A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, at First United Methodist Church, 100 Green St. NE., Wilson, where he was a lifelong member.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Marianne Mattox Davis; and their two children, Mary Elizabeth Davis Walker, and her husband, Andrew, and Anne Huitt Davis O’Hara, and her husband, Kevin. He was born in Wilmington on March 9, 1947 to George Thomas Davis and Mary Elizabeth Clark Davis.

In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his uncle and aunt, Bill and Alice Davis; aunt, Sara Davis Etheridge; his father-in-law, Dr. Huitt Everett Mattox Jr.; and his brothers-in-law, Dr. Huitt Everett Mattox III, Dr. Thomas Fleming Mattox and Walter Anderson Mattox, their spouses and children.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, David Clark Davis; and his mother-in-law, Mary Lou Bridgers Mattox.

Tommy will be remembered for his unconditional love for his family, his love of golf and his love for Duke University sports where his father was selected as the Blue Devil’s most valuable player and All American in 1944. He was the superintendent at Wedgewood Golf Course and during his tenure made it into one of the most beautiful public golf courses in North Carolina. In addition, he was instrumental in starting and was a lifelong supporter of the Wilson Junior Golf Program and spent many hours helping the young people in Wilson build and sharpen their golf skills.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894-1423, Wilson Medical Center Hospice, 1705 Tarboro St. SW., Wilson, NC 27893-3428 or the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive N.,

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