Donald McCall Davis, Jr. passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on Friday November 3, 2017. Born in Quitman GA, May 19, 1931, Don attended The Citadel, after being discharged from the U.S. Army he joined the Prudential Insurance Company, retiring 1991 as the Vice President Real Estate Operations.
Don and his wife Jan (1935-2012) settled in Fernandina Beach in 1992. They had a very active volunteer life. Don was a docent at the Amelia Island Museum of History, he also served on the Board of Directors, a volunteer at Baptist Hospital for 20 years, worked at the Barnabas Center, he also served on the Chapel Board at the Amelia Plantation Chapel. Don was named Volunteer of the Year by the Nassau County Volunteer Center.
Don is survived by his sister, Evelyn Davis Allen (Bob) Atlanta, GA. His two daughters Laurie Edwards (Bill) Thomasville, GA and Ashley Skurla (Mark) Wheaton, IL. He had 4 grandchildren, Steve Skurla (Mary) West Chester, PA; Rives Edwards Wilmington, NC; Sarah Skurla Ann Arbor, MI; McCall Edwards Thomasville, GA.
Don was completely selfless and service oriented. He will always be remembered for his quick wit and southern charm.“Don never met a stranger” and just needed “a few kind words”.
A memorial service will be held at the Amelia Plantation Chapel on Saturday November 18th at 11:00 am followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the following:
Amelia Plantation Chapel Memorial Fund, 36 Bowman Rd., Amelia Island, FL 32034
Amelia Island Museum of History
Davis Memorial Fund