E. C. Davis

E. C. Davis

August 6, 76,

After fighting various health problems for many years, EC Davis left his earthly body and entered into Heaven surrounded by his family at home. EC was born June 7, 1944 to the late Emmette C and Minnie Davis.

EC will always be remembered for his love for the Lord, his family, softball, and making people laugh. On September 16, 1967, EC married the love of his life, his soulmate, and his everything, Joan Walker Davis. They spent the next 52 years side by side. EC loved serving the Lord and his church. EC left behind a legacy in the softball community that will live on forever. One of EC’s proudest moments was on March 3, 2018, when he was inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame. For many years, EC and his wife, Joan, delivered newspapers for the Goldsboro News Argus.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate EC’s life at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Larry Massey officiating. Interment will be in the Lancaster Family Cemetery beside his home.

EC is survived by his wife, Joan Walker Davis; his daughter, Shamra Davis Lancaster of Patetown, and his son and daughter-in-law, Dolton and Tracey Davis of Patetown. He is survived by his grandchildren, Lauren Davis Walker and husband Kyle of Snow Hill, Blake Davis and fiancée, Kelsey Sanders of Patetown, and Michael Lancaster of Patetown. He is also survived by his sisters, Nora Davis Kearney, Shirley Davis Gardner, and Mary Ellen Davis Kearney and husband Bo, and a brother, Randy Davis and wife Sherry; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Edgar L. Davis and wife Ellen; and brothers-in-law, Ray Gardner and James “Dibbie” Kearney.