Mr. Leroy Davis, age 77 of Folkston, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February, 10, 2019 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
He was born on March 5, 1941 in Sparks, Georgia to the late Arlie and Beatrice (Lamb) Davis.
He grew up in Georgia and was employed by Gilman Paper Company, starting out in 1960 as a floor sweeper and moving up in the ranks to Printing in the Kraft Bag Division in 1963. In the mid 1970’s his job with Gilman Paper sent him to St. Louis, Missouri to run the print department as the manager. In the early 1980’s he relocated to Fernandina Beach, Florida when the company sent him back to their St. Mary’s, Georgia location. After Gilman closed down, he worked for Simplex Paper in Jacksonville, Florida as their print manager until they closed in 1998. Mr. Davis became a truck driver for US Express Truck Lines until his retirement in 2003.
Mr. Davis loved his family and worked hard to provide for them. He enjoyed going fishing and he would give his last dollar to anyone in need.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Warren Lee Davis, Sr., David Leland Davis, and brother, Arlie Ben Davis, Jr.
He leaves behind his daughter, Joan (Marcel) Pierrain of Folkston, Georgia; son, Aaron Ben Davis, of Kingsland, Georgia; siblings, Betty Jo Colson of Yulee, Florida, Helen Thrift of Yulee, Florida, Niearl Schultheiss of Stuart, Florida; grandsons, Warren Lee Davis, Jr., Jeremy Hendricks and Nathan Hendricks; great-grandchildren Isaiah Davis, Payton Hendricks, Taquan Pierrain and former wife, Sharon Davis of Kingsland, Georgia.
Services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina Beach, Florida with Mr. Marcel Pierrain officiating.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the hour of service at the funeral home.