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Stuart Davis

Stuart Davis

May 6, 1962 - May 11, 2018     Age: 56

Stuart Gordon Davis, environmental consultant and resident of Fernandina Beach passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2018 at the age of 56. He was born in Indianapolis on May 6, 1962 to Alice L. Cummings and Rubert F. Davis, graduated from IUPUI with a degree in Environmental Science and worked as Director, Wastewater Treatment Division for Gurtler Industries, Inc.

Survived by his mother, his spouse of 26 years, Phyllis (Futch) Davis, his children Lindsee (Will) Stewart and Sarah (Javier) Sanchez, siblings Patty (Gerard) Thibault, Robert (Ashley) Davis, and Noah Davis, in-laws Ernest, Yvonne, and Mary Futch as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his father, brother John Davis, and brother-in-law Larry Futch.

On October 12, 1991 he married Phyllis, Executive Director of the Amelia Island Museum of History whom he met on a blind date. They were best friends and looked forward to a life time together which was cut way too short.

His daughters, Lindsee, born December 10, 1988 and Sarah, born February 13, 1990, were his pride and joy as were his two grandsons, Jude and Max.

Stuart was a devoted father and loving husband. He was a complex man who loved his family deeply and was a stalwart, passionate, loyal defender of those he loved. He was the type of man who wore his heart on his sleeve and you were never in doubt of where he stood on any topic. He enjoyed many hobbies that involved building and creation such as model building, restoring radios, woodworking, and gardening. He also deeply enjoyed games of all types and was a cinema addict. One of his favorite past times was walking on the beach alone or with family. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and devoted dogs, Luis, Yoda, and all who knew him.

 Services will be at 11:00 am on Friday, May 18, 2018 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the hour of service.

He will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery.

Those desiring, may make donations in his memory to:

Amelia Island Museum of History, ameliamuseum.org, 233 S. 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034


Florida English Bulldog Rescue, floridaenglishbulldogrescue.com, PO Box 754, Odessa, FL, 33556

25 Condolences

  • Woody & Mary Harris Posted May 12, 2018 7:35 am

    Sarah & family, No words can say how we are feeling but we wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts & prayers and we hope that your fond memories of Stu will help to strengthen you during your time of grief.

  • Jim and Sue Stock Posted May 12, 2018 5:36 pm

    Our thoughts are with May God grant you peace in your time of sorrow Aunt Sue and Uncle Jim

  • Trish Dooley Posted May 12, 2018 9:02 pm

    Dear Phyllis and Sarah,
    This is such unbelievable ews for all who knew Stu. Please know.that my prayers are certainly with you at this very sad time for you.

  • Suzanne Willis Posted May 12, 2018 10:24 pm

    So very sorry for your loss- lifting you in prayer.

  • Sharon Metzger Posted May 12, 2018 10:24 pm

    Praying for God’s grace and comfort during this difficult time. May He bring peace to the family.

  • Bruno Agostinelli Posted May 13, 2018 5:26 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we remember Stu.
    He was a friend who will be missed dearly.
    God Bless Stu.

  • Dickie and Shelly Anderson Posted May 13, 2018 9:07 am

    Our thoughts are with you. Dickie and Shelly Anderson

  • Sarah Coombs Posted May 13, 2018 9:09 am

    So very sorry for your loss.

  • Linda Posted May 13, 2018 7:29 pm

    I’m so sorry for you and your family.

  • Linda Reeder Posted May 13, 2018 7:30 pm

    I’m so sorry for you and your family.

  • Gray Posted May 14, 2018 10:17 am

    Beautiful words, he would be proud of that. Stuart had a sense of humor like no one else, with a huge heart behind it. I’m going to miss him.

  • Jayne Posted May 14, 2018 5:31 pm

    Such a handsome photo and such a beautifully and lovingly written tribute. Such a loss for you, Phyllis, and your family. You are in my prayers.

  • Richard Chandler Posted May 14, 2018 6:43 pm

    Sorry to hear of Stuarts passing we became friends in high school. I have a lot of fun memories of Stuart

  • Andrew and Cara Curtin Posted May 15, 2018 7:56 am

    Andrew and Cara Curtin extend their deepest sympathies.

  • Carol Lee Adams Posted May 15, 2018 9:32 am

    My heart feels deeply saddened and upset by his sudden passing. My thoughts are with you all for comforts and tender love. I love you and am so sorry

  • David Roeser and Nancy Roeser Posted May 15, 2018 9:52 am

    Our sincere sympathy to you and the family for your loss.

  • Brenda Brubeck Posted May 15, 2018 9:59 am

    So sorry to hear about Stuart. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sandy McBeth Posted May 15, 2018 10:12 am

    “Life is short…hasten to love one another”

  • Arlene and Steve Filkoff Posted May 15, 2018 10:39 am

    Phyllis, there really are no words to express the sadness. It’s all too short.

  • Gene and Sandra Kendall Posted May 15, 2018 11:14 am

    Sandy and I will always remember the great infectious humor of Stuart. RIP

  • Carole Miller Posted May 15, 2018 2:22 pm

    My prayers for solace at the loss of your loved one. May fond memories of Stu bring you peace.

  • Nick and Dale Deonas Posted May 16, 2018 7:28 am

    Prayers for the family in this season of loss. May God bless each of you with peace.

  • Flor Borges Posted May 17, 2018 7:37 am

    Phyllis there are no words to express our sadness for your unexpected loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Sarah, I know how hard this is for you, I know because I also experienced this when I was young. I know there are no words in the world that could make you not to feel the pain you are experiencing right now, but this pain will go and you will be able to remember him as the awesome father he was. You will remember all the good times you shared with him and you will be forever grateful for having him as your Dad. God bless the whole family.

  • Daniel Lansdown Posted May 17, 2018 1:10 pm

    Phylis, I can’t begin to express how fond my memories of Stu are. He is a great man. One of my father’s closest friends and one of the very few people he loved and trusted whole heartedly. My heart is with you through this, and I know that all the wonderful memories you have of him will live with you forever warming your heart.

  • Eli & Amanda Cryderman Posted May 17, 2018 6:44 pm

    So very sorry for your loss and lifting you up in prayer. Stu was a great teacher and was a pleasure to work with; Rest In Peace my friend!

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