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James Earl Davis, Sr. Obituary


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“I loved you so very much "Cuz". and always will. You will be missed. It breaks our hearts knowing you are gone. Our thoughts and prayers go out to ...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Lynn Davis Proctor - Abbeville, SC

“When I met James I knew I had met a character I would never forget. We would swap "redneck" stories and he would call me a "yankee". (which my...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Stacey Davis - Newport, NC

“We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Bill and Barbara Vieth - SC

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. James Earl was very special to us. He will be greatly missed. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Joan & Jimmy Turner & Daniel & Megan - SC

“James was an extraordinary person who lived his life to the very fullest he was capable. He never complained to others of the intense pain or the...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Bill & Janet Williams - Abbeville, SC

“My sympathy to all the family in your loss. May God give you peace and comfort. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Sybil (Woodall) Mullikin - SC

“I was saddened to hear of James Earl's passing. I always enjoyed talking with him. He was a special person. He will be missed. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Debbie Temple - Abbeville, SC

“My heart goes out to James Earl's family. He spoke to me often of his son and grandson. He loved his family dearly. I thank God for bringing him into...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Bonnie Rollins - Ochlocknee, GA

“Nancy, We are so sorry for all you have been through. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. Sent with our friendship, love and prayers! ...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Conway & Mike Shirley - Due West, SC

“"Sparky" Just heard the news and my friend, you will be missed by many people including myself. I'll miss your calls to my show. May you rest in...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Train - Greenwood, SC

“To the entire Davis Family, We are saddened to hear of your loss and want you to know we love you. You are in our prayers. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry (Rip) & Claire Shirley - SC

“I know the first and only BBQ coon I ever ate James David Earl prepared.Let me tell you it was GOOD!!!My prayers go out to each and everyone of you...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Gina Webb - abbeville, SC

“So sorry for your loss. James Earl was a true Southern gentleman! He was always willing to help anyone who needed it even if he didn't know who he...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: pam hanks - abbeville, SC

“Jerry and I have all of you in our prayers. Jerry remembers James fondly. "He always looked out for the younger kids and was never a bully like some...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Lavinia Clement - SC

“We are so very sorry for your loss. I know James Earl will be missed. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: KATHY & SPEED HALL - SC


James Earl Davis Sr., "AKA Old Dog, Sparky and Pop", of Donalds, SC, died Monday afternoon, September 20, 2010, at the family home at age 58. James Earl was born at Abbeville Hospital on October 19, 1951, the son of the late John R. and Madge Lee McDowell Davis. He attended Dixie High School. James Earl served his country by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army. He was a graduate of Piedmont Technical College where he received a degree in Automotive Mechanics. James Earl married Martha "Mot" Campbell on June 3, 1972; they were married for 19 years. He is survived by one son James Earl Davis Jr. (Jim) and his wife, Stacey Marie of Morehead City, NC; one grandson, James "Chase" Davis. He has three surviving siblings John Davis, Carl Davis and Nancy Morris and one deceased brother, Henry Davis. James Earl was a cancer survivor and battled multiple sclerosis for over 20 years and was confined to a wheelchair for the last 10 years of his life. Friends from the auctions and flea markets called him "Sparky", after someone described him as the man in the electric chair. He loved listening to oldies on z93 and frequently called in to talk to the DJ, "Train". James Earl loved his community YMCA and thought highly of his friends and staff there. He enjoyed participating in his favorite outdoor activities - camping at Baker's Creek, coon hunting and grappling for catfish when he was able. The family will receive friends from 10:00AM to 11:00AM, Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Harris Funeral Home. A Celebration of James Earls Life will follow the visitation at 11:30AM in the chapel of Harris Funeral Home for friends and family to gather and remember the life of James Earl Davis Sr. Memorial Contributions, in memory of Mr. Davis, may be sent to the Multiple Sclerosis Association, SC Chapter, 2700 Middleburg Dr., Suite 220, Office D., Columbia, SC 29204. The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Morris. A message of condolence may be sent to the Davis family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com. HARRIS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES of Abbeville is assisting the Davis family.

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