George Alfred Davis Jr.


George Alfred Davis Jr.

Kensington, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 9 May 2001 (aged 78)
Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row K, Lot 29, Site 5a
Memorial ID 91182694 View Source

- George Alfred Davis [1885-1955]
- Margaret Nolia (Jones) Davis [1904-1967]

Married Ann Howard (Shaw) Davis on October 4, 1952

- Anita Davis Carwile
- George Timothy Davis
- Lisa Davis Cutts

Military Service
U.S. Marine Corps, Captain
Enlisted: March 31, 1943
Released: April 2, 1947
Marine Fighter Squadron-321

Roanoke Times

George Alfred Davis, Jr., 78, of Blacksburg, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. He was born on November 3, 1922 to the late George Alfred Davis, Sr. and Margaret Nola Jones Davis.

He was raised with his four younger brothers in Kensington, Md. between the townhouse and the family farm. He graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Maryland and later attended the University of Maryland.

He was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps from March 31, 1943 until April 2, 1947, serving with Marine Fighter Squadron-321 where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and a Purple Heart.

George was ordained as a minister of Jehovah's Witnesses on June 1, 1947 and was presiding minister from February 8, 1948 until present.

In 1949, he graduated from George Washington University School of Pharmacy and became a registered pharmacist in Maryland and the District of Columbia in 1949 and in Virginia in 1976.

He was a member of the Bethel Family World Headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses from March 5, 1951 and October 4, 1952. He was a pioneer evangelist of Jehovah's Witnesses from November 1, 1952 to September 1, 1954.

George Davis was a loving husband and father with a quick wit who devoted his mental and physical energies to helping his family and the congregation and his patients at the CVS and Rite-Aid Pharmacy and the community up until the morning of his death. He was known for his ability to make difficult things in the Bible understandable with grace and humor. He loved flying, sailing, and science and current events. Most of all he loved Jehovah God.

He is survived by his wife since October 4, 1952, Ann Howard Shaw Davis of Blacksburg; his children, Anita Davis Carwile of Bedford, George Timothy Davis of Accomac, Va. and Lisa Davis Cutts of Quito, Ecuador; two grandchildren, Joel Casey Carwile and Ginger Haley Carwile, both of Bedford; and a brother, David Richard Davis of Edenton, N.C. Interment will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Md.

A memorial service will be conducted on Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 7 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 807 Givens Lane, Blacksburg. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

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