Robert E. Davis

Jan 07, 2013

1923 – 2013

HENDERSONVILLE —  Robert Edward Davis,  89, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at The Laurels of Hendersonville.

A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Edgar Erastus and Maybell Palmer Davis.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sally Hardin Davis, who died Sept. 2, 2012; and a daughter, Robin Davis Pendergrass, who died in 1999.  He retired from Champion International, with 45 years of service and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.  Robert was one of the founding members of the North Canton Fire Department and also served as president.  He loved the color “Red,” classical music, and his daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughter.  He was a U. S. Marine veteran, serving during World War II in the South Pacific.

He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Blackwell, and her husband, Terry, of Hendersonville, and Ann Scott, and her husband, Luke, of Tucson, Arizona; four grandchildren, Hilary Blackwell, Jennifer Schweitzer, and her husband, Brandon, Rhiannon Hatchell, and her husband, Jared, and Miranda Pendergrass; and a great-granddaughter, Sadie Ann Schweitzer.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean Clontz officiating.  Burial will follow at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Newfound Road.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Pigeon River Masonic Lodge #386 AF&AM, c/o Gary Teague, 160 Brookside Dr., Canton, NC  28716.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at

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