Rex Edward Davis

Rex Edward Davis

September 22, 2021, 74, Grantham –

Rex Edward Davis, 74, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Wayne UNC Health Care. Born in Wayne County on October 16, 1946, he was the son of the late Robert Edward Davis and Aileen Sasser Davis.

In addition to his parents, Rex was preceded in death by his son, Jason Ray Davis; sister, Tonya Sue Zimmerman; brother-in-law, Donnie Hill; and a special aunt and uncle, George and Donnie Mae Bedford.

Rex is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sherrie Hill Davis; son and daughter-in-love, Chad and Jenny Davis; siblings, Ronnie E. Davis and wife, Shirley; Georgie Whaley; and Travis Vick; sister-in-law, Faye Hill; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jesse and Jennifer Hill Hartley.

Rex proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Eureka Christian Church.

Rex loved the outdoors and could often be found sitting on his back porch taking in the beauty of the day. He was an avid sportsman, enjoyed deer hunting, and also took joy in fishing with friends and family. Rex enjoyed birdwatching and was especially fond of bluebirds. He loved his faithful canine companion, Abbi. Family was paramount to Rex, he relished in time spent with his loved ones.

A service to celebrate Rex’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Wayne Memorial Park with Rev. Frank Purvis officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery. Rex will lie in state from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday at Seymour Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Carlisle Purvis Scholarship Fund at Eureka Christian Church, 2036 Dobbersville Road, Mount Olive, NC or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas.

Arrangements by Seymour Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to