Mr. Dewey Raymond Davis

  • Born: June 2, 1958
  • Died: October 12, 2021
  • Location: Asheville, North Carolina

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Father, Husband and Friend

Message From The Family

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Dewey was a graduate of Northwestern high school in 1977 and received his associate degree from York Technical College. He was a member of the Boy Scouts and loved the outdoors. He was an esteemed wrestler in high school and placed 2nd in the state championship for his weight division. He also studied Budo Jujitsu style of martial arts. Dewey was a hard worker; in fact, one of his first jobs was driving a school bus while he was still attending high school. He also worked at his father's tire store, Cherry Road Tire & Auto in Rockhill, SC. Dewey moved to Asheville circa 1980 with his young daughter, Joy. He continued to work in the tire business briefly before getting into the beverage industry at Pepsi-Cola. He excelled at his position and moved up through the ranks and quickly became a key member of the team. After many years at Pepsi, Dewey transitioned into manufacturing and worked at Continental Teves. However, his love for the beverage industry brought him back as he began working for Mutual Distributing. With his strong work ethic and drive to support his family he worked M-F for this company in their warehouse and then he ran routes on the weekend. He did this tireless 7 day a week routine for 15+ years, taking very few days off. No matter how busy he was, Dewey would always make time for a friend or family member. He was extremely compassionate and loved his family. He had a positive personality and a pleasant demeanor. He was very kind to (and loved) all animals. In fact, he would often feed to the wildlife near his home and at one point had a family of raccoons literally eating from his hand. If he found a spider in his home, he would relocate it outdoors versus harming it. He had a love for God and his country and was passionate about his beliefs.

Preceded in death by his mother, Carrie Davis, and two granddaughters, Brooke, and Ona Putnam. He is survived by his wife, Paula Davis; daughter, Joy Putnam, and her husband Joseph, Hoschton, GA; son, Christopher Davis, Asheville, NC; father, Carlton Davis, Rock Hill, SC and numerous siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church in Candler, NC. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday at 3:00 p.m.


Condolence & Memory Journal


While you may have been my father "in-law", I always considered you a father. You accepted me into the family and always treated me with kindness and the utmost respect. Joy and I were just kids when we met and you were a big influence on me as I matured. You taught me more life lessons than you probably ever realized, and for that I am greatful.

I will miss you dearly. I will miss being able to talk with you for advice on things, I'll miss our chats about the topics of the times and I'll miss sharing funny jokes as we had a similar sense of humor. I feel like I have lost a father, a mentor, and a friend.

I will continue to look after your little girl, please do the same for me and give my babies a hug in Heaven and tell them that their daddy misses them too.

I love you.

Posted by Joey Putnam - GA - Family   October 16, 2021

I have so many memories growing up with Dewey I vacationed within and him with us we were best friends all through high school . You will be forever missed

Posted by Rod Deason - Friend   October 14, 2021


We loved you so much. You will truly be missed. Love you always, Danny, Lori, Caloeb, David & Hannah

Posted by Danny Pope - Thomasville, NC - Family   October 14, 2021


Dearest Joy, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Laura and Kenny Baldwin - Asheville, NC - Friend   October 13, 2021

Sending my love to the whole family. I pray you will find solace in the many wonderful memories you have of Dewey! Bless each of you.

Posted by Rita Francis - Gerton, NC - Friend   October 13, 2021

I'm so sorry Dewey was a awesome person loved life itself an his family an friends you will be missed dearly fly high till we all meet again May God bless ya

Posted by Dianne Yarski - Clyde, NC - Family Friend   October 13, 2021

This is Kathy Bush your cousin. Even though we never met love you just the same. Sondra and family my heart and love goes out to you all. So sorry for our loss.

Posted by Kathy Bush - Bonifay, FL - Family   October 13, 2021

Very very sorry for your loss Davis family. He will be really missed. Very kind and fun person to talk to. He is resting right now and will wake up when God brings the PARADISE he has promised. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Peter Reyes    October 13, 2021

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