Fred Davis

fred davis
Fred Davis, 71, of 8 Oak Terrace Drive, Asheville, died Monday, May 3, 2004, at the VA Medical Center. Mr. Davis was born in Buncombe County and was a son of the late McKinley D. and Maude Medford Davis. He was married to Geneva Phillips Davis who died in 1996 and was also preceded in death by five brothers, two sisters and a step-grandson Cory Ingle. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and was retired after 42 years with Ecusta Corporation. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Rhonda Ingle and her fiancé Tony DeBruhl of Asheville; one son, Mike Davis and his fiancee Theresa Thrift of Asheville; two sisters Margaret Brooks of Asheville and Johnnie Ball of Morristown, TN; and three grandchildren, Christie Davis, Holly Ingle and Haley Ingle. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Young and Sonia Burleson officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Buncombe County Veterans Council Memorial Team at at Pisgah View Memorial Park. His family will receive friends from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

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  1. We are all just visitors to this world on our way home to the place that Jesus has prepared for us. I am glad that my father-in-law is not hurting any more.

  2. First met Fred in 1986 at Brevard Road Mini Mart.He always bought an apple fritter.I always called him apple fritter Fred.He will be missed.May God bless you all.

  3. Mike, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. He was a sweet man and I enjoyed the times I’d talked to him. I know how much you and Rhonda loved him and all good care you both gave your Father. Our prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow. Your friends Always, Sharon ‘n Larry 298-5596

  4. Dear Family,

    I was very sorry to hear of Fred
    passing. I was in Florida at the time.
    My step-father, Roy died April 24,05
    and I was with my mother Betty Ann.

    I enjoyed the time I spent on the phone with him before he got so ill.
    I appreciated his kindness and his
    helping with the family illnesses on the Davis side of my family.

    Should any of you not know who I am,
    I am Grover;s daughter Lynda. I am now 57 years old and have a son and a daughter and six grandchildren. I
    guess the last time I saw any of you would have been in 1968, before I went in the United States Air Force.

    I am disabled now, but God is still good to me. If anyone reads this, please give Aunt Margaret and Aunt Ludean my love, and if Richard or Aunt Johnnie would contact me, I would appreciate it.
    (210) 656-2408

    With deepest sympathy,
    Lynda Galye

  5. rhonda,i’m so very sorry to hear of fred’s he’s with geneva,mother,mamaw,&papaw,they can all sit up&make sure we’re home on time.i’ll always remember all of the great times that jim&i both have spent with your family.from watching the field at 3:00 am or jim&his family going to the beach with all of you.our love&prayers go out to you,mike,christie,holly,&haley,i know how much fred loved&enjoyed his grandchildren,&i’m greatful my daughter,christy got to be a part of that love.our love,jim,lissa,&christy

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