Mr. Charlie E. "Bud" Davis, age 80, of Glen St. Mary, FL passed away on April 15, 2020 at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL after he courageously fought the COVID 19 virus. He was born in Blackshear, GA on April 18, 1939. He was the eleventh child of twelve children. He moved to Glen St. Mary as a very young child, where he had lived on the family farm his entire life, except for a brief stay in Live Oak, FL. He was married to his loving wife, Joyce "Faye" Davis on July 1, 1967. They've been married for 52 1/2 years. In his early years, he raised, boarded and bred horses and competed in the rodeo with his favorite horse, King. He has been a farmer his entire life, raising livestock and growing a variety of crops. He was also an entrepreneur of farming implements. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and family, which was his greatest accomplishment. He enjoyed Saturday afternoon BBQs by the pool. But his favorite pastime was sitting on the porch, in his rocking chair, reminiscing about the past under his beloved pecan trees. He was affectionately known as Papa Bud to many. He was a member of the Christian Fellowship church. He is predeceased by his father, James B. Davis, his mother, Susie Aspinwall Davis, his brothers, Edward, Rayborn, Earl, and JC and his sisters, Colleen Elliot, Christine McCormick, and Maxine Henderson. He is survived by his wife, Faye of Live Oak, FL: daughters, Susie (Larry) Harvey of Glen St. Mary, FL, Brenda (Billy ) Blanton of Live Oak, FL: son, Jason (Sarah) Davis of Twentynine Palms, CA: four grandchildren, Robbie (Brittany) Blanton of Live Oak, FL, Hannah ( Michael Fisher) Harvey of Glen St. Mary, FL, Jonathan (Jessica) Harvey of Glen St. Mary, Anthony (Sara) Harvey of Jacksonville, FL and McKenzie Davis of Macclenny, FL: three great granddaughters, Harper and Cambria Blanton and Baileigh Harvey: siblings, Colon (Nancy) Davis, Louise (Hisley) Norman, Lillian Coleman and Dot Murray: mother in law, Josephine Overby of Jacksonville, FL. A host of nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. The family will gather, Wednesday, April 22 at Oak Grove Cemetery, for a private family service, officiated by his great nephew, Pastor Clayton McCormick and Pastor David Thomas with the opening prayer. Due to the recent circumstances our society is facing, the family requests that you please sign the online guest registry at www.guerryfuneralhome.net to leave your condolences for the family. In lieu of flowers, please make a gift towards Cornovirus Research in honor of Charlie E. Davis. Checks should be made payable to University of Florida Foundation Inc. and mailed to, P.O. Box 14425, Gainesville, FL 32604 or to the Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901. Guerry Funeral Home, U.S. 90 E., Macclenny, FL has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
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