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In Memory of

Martin Luther Davis

December 7, 1922 - May 7, 2011

Obituary


Martin Luther Davis, Jr.

Martin Luther Davis, Jr., 88, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on May 7, 2011 at his home at The Pines, in Davidson, N.C.

"Bud" or "M.L.", as he was known, was born in Pageland, S.C. on December 7, 1922. His parents, Martin Luther Davis, Sr. and Sally Funderburk Davis, preceded him in death; as did his sisters, Mary D. Williams and Roberta D. Page.

Bud is survived by Betty Peay Davis, his loving wife of 58 years. He is also survived by two sons, Martin...

Martin Luther Davis, Jr.

Martin Luther Davis, Jr., 88, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on May 7, 2011 at his home at The Pines, in Davidson, N.C.

"Bud" or "M.L.", as he was known, was born in Pageland, S.C. on December 7, 1922. His parents, Martin Luther Davis, Sr. and Sally Funderburk Davis, preceded him in death; as did his sisters, Mary D. Williams and Roberta D. Page.

Bud is survived by Betty Peay Davis, his loving wife of 58 years. He is also survived by two sons, Martin Edward Davis of Charlotte, and Rodney Brawley Davis of Fayetteville; and his daughter, Elizabeth (Libby) Davis Valalik and her husband William Valalik, of Mooresville. Bud will be fondly remembered by four beloved grandchildren, Brawley, Dorothy (Dottie), Drake and Eleanor Davis of Fayetteville.

Bud attended Wingate College and studied engineering in Westminster at Western Maryland University. He served in the U.S. army in the 84th infantry division and was a POW in Germany during WWII. After the war, he returned to Pageland, where he married Betty. They soon moved to Charlotte, where they raised their family and resided for 54 years. Bud and Betty worshipped at Sardis Presbyterian Church for many years prior to their move to Davidson.

Bud retired from Davis Marketing in Charlotte as a sales manufacturers' representative. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and reading. The challenge and camaraderie made the game of golf his favorite hobby, and helped create many enduring friendships.

The family will receive friends at Harry & Bryant Company, 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte, on Monday, May 9th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held there on Tuesday, May 10th at 2:00 pm. Interment Sharon Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made in his memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh St. Charlotte, N.C. 28204, www.donatehospice.org; or The Resident Support Fund at The Pines at Davidson, 400 Avinger Ln., Davidson, N.C. 28036.