Theodore Davis

July 19, 1917 - November 30, 2010
Theodore Davis

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Theodore Davis, 93 of Etowah died Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at the Brian Center.

Born in Madison County, he was a son of the late Doc and Susie Davis. His two sisters and three brothers also preceded him in death.

A resident of Henderson County for over 60 years, he retired from Ecusta (Olin Corp) in 1980 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Etowah Baptist Church and was a Charter Member of the Etowah Lions Club. One of the loves of his life was Little League Baseball which he coached for over 30 years, bringing Little League to Etowah in 1955. He was also active in politics in the community serving numerous precinct positions. He was a longterm precinct chairman for his political party.

Surviving is his wife of 68 years, Ruth Franklin Davis; two sons Ron Davis (Gail) of Pfafftown, NC and Buddy Davis (Kathy) of Arden; four granddaughters, Heather, Hayley, Jenny Lind and Bonnie; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, December 3 at Etowah Baptist Church. Revs. Brian Henderson and John Rymer will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Forest Cemetery. Following the service and burial the family will receive friends Etowah Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Oak Forest Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 112 Nicholson Lane, Etowah, NC 28729 or The Etowah Lions Club, 447 Etowah School Rd., Etowah, NC 28729.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Oak Forest Cemetery - Directions
Etowah School Road
Etowah, NC 28729


Friday, December 3, 2010
12:00 AM

Etowah Baptist Church - Directions
6508 Brevard Road
Etowah, NC 28729


Friday, December 3, 2010

Etowah Baptist Church - Directions
6508 Brevard Road
Etowah, NC 28729

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  • December 02, 2010
    Ted Campbell Jr. says:
    Ron, thinking of you and your family,I had many good talks with your dad,I know he is with his Hevenly Father today.

  • December 12, 2010
    Jerry & Elizabeth Johnson says:
    My sincere condolences to the family and friends. Knew Ted ( Mayor of Etowah ) for many years working at Olin and Ecusta. God Bless. Jerry & Elizabeth Johnson Etowah, NC

  • December 06, 2010
    Dennis and Susan Griffin says:
    Ron & Gail and Family: Dennis and I would see Ted in the halls at Brian Center when we would go see Mom and he would always say hello, Mom is in heaven now and your Dad is there also..May God Bless You this Christmas and Always,it will be ok..Lots of Love...

  • December 05, 2010
    Dennis Woodson says:
    I'll always remember Mr. Davis for his faithfulness in coaching us in little league, and his patience with me - a very poor baseball player

  • December 04, 2010
    Elaine Johnson Eye Bishop says:
    What a legacy that was left by one larger-than-life man who came from humble beginnings. My young life was so interwoven with Aunt Ruth and Uncle Ted's. I guess some wondered if I was their kid or truly belonged to Blaine and Eunice Johnson. Aunt Ruth and my mama were sisters. Mama and daddy followed them to Etowah from Madison County to find work too. Daddy got a job at Ecusta/Olin and was able to ride with Uncle Ted since they worked the same shifts. That left our car free if my mama or Aunt Ruth needed to drive somewhere. Aunt Ruth and Uncle Ted allowed me live with them for a long time and continue going to school back in the 60's when mama had open heart surgery in Winston-Salem and daddy stayed with her there. It was a very difficult for me, which could have been much worse if they hadn't taken me in and tried to make my life as normal as possible. We all lived many happy years on Eade Road with only one house in between us. My daddy died, however, the same year Aunt Ruth and Uncle Ted moved to Brickyard Road; the end of two wonderful eras. Too many more experiences to share here, but my condolences and my love I give always to my Aunt Ruth, Cousin Ron and Cousin Buddy. Though we will miss Uncle Ted, I am very thankful that he's gone to his reward in Heaven and will suffer no more. And if he needs Dr. Pepper there, I'm sure the Lord will provide it. Your favorite niece named Elaine