Sergeant First Class Clyde Richard Davis, US Army, Ret.

sergeant first class clyde davis, us army, ret.

May 28, 1940 ~ April 8, 2023

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Arden, NC

Sergeant First Class Clyde Richard Davis, US Army, Ret., 82, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2023.

A lifelong resident of Buncombe Co., Clyde was a son of the late Jeter Richard and Dorothy Reed Davis. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Fred Davis.

Mr. Davis was proud to serve his country for 28 years. He served five years of active duty in the US Army, where he was stationed in Alaska and Germany. He served the remaining 23 years in the Army Reserve’s 391st Engineer Battalion. He also received his Associate’s Degree at AB-Tech Community College in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration. He retired from Rosman NASA Tracking Station, where he worked for 31 years as their Facilities Manager.

He was a faithful member of Cedar Hill Free Will Baptist Church for more than 50 years, where he also served as trustee. He was very involved with his church family and any church project, including the construction of the new Fellowship Building.

He is survived by his wife and soulmate of 61 years, Frankie Smith Davis; children, Connie Fields (Danny), of Asheville, Kenneth Davis (Rhonda), of Candler, and Jennie Elks (Jordan), of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Jordan Fields (Rachel), Aaron Fields, Austin Davis (Nikki Worsham), Lauren Davis (Triston Parham), and Madison Elks; great-granddaughter, Lacey Hubner; and sisters, Ruth Helms (Cliff), of Asheville, Betty Brown (Taylor), of Charlotte, NC, and Doris Miller (Bill), of Hilton Head, SC. He was also very involved with and loved all of his nieces and nephews. He loved and cherished his family.

His family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at Cedar Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 234 Johnston Blvd., Asheville, NC 28806. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastors Roger Boone and Bud Fish officiating. Interment with military honors will then take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.


Visitation: April 13, 2023 10:00 am - April 13, 2024 11:00 am

Cedar Hill Free Will Baptist Church
234 Johnston Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28806

Funeral Service: April 13, 2023 11:00 am

Cedar Hill Free Will Baptist Church
234 Johnston Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28806

Burial: April 13, 2023 12:15 pm

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Clyde was a sweet guy as was Frankie. He will be missed by all family and friends. Love and Prayer to each and every one of the family.

  2. Connie and family, you will be in my prayers and thoughts in the difficult days ahead. Everything I ever heard about your Daddy was wonderful and I know you have many memories to cling to. Those memories will be more valuable in each passing day. My deepest sympathies to each one of you.

  3. Where ever a beautiful soul has been it leaves a trail of beautiful memories. Wishing you and the family especially, your mom strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  4. Dear Frankie, Connie & Jeannie,
    My deepest condolences to you and all your family. Brother Clyde was such a Godly man. Enjoyed attending church with your family. I know you are missing him so much. Covering you with prayers and God’s peace.

  5. Red and Roberta Raby : Frankie and family ,we are so sorry for your loss. You folks will be in our thoughts and prayers during the coming days. .

  6. Frankie and family, We send our deepest condolences to each of you. Cherish all of your memories and they will bring you peace. Prayers for each of you.

    Phil and Joyce Evans

  7. Frankie…so sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing. He was a precious man..praying for comfort for all of your family..he will be missed. Love Gloria

  8. So sorry for your loss, I pray the sweet Holy Spirit is embracing you all in His peace in Jesus’s name. Amen.

  9. Kenneth and Davis Family,
    I’m so very sorry for this great loss… What a precious soul Mr. Clyde always has been, he was always so kind to all that crossed his path… I know you are so proud he was yours; he was certainly the example of a truly good man… He will be so sorely missed, but I pray you feel the arms of our precious Lord and Savior around you… I pray having the comfort in the KNOW of HIS promise eases your grief and gives you the peace and strength to endure this passing. Cherish all the many special and sweet memories, may they bring a smile to your lips… Praise HIS name, the separation is only temporary… and he is now in the presence of Jesus! You all will continue to be in much thought and prayer. Sending much love… Vonda

  10. Please know that we are praying for comfort after the loss of Mr. Davis (know to us as “Papaw”). He was always a very sweet man and we are lucky to have known him. He is no longer in pain and now with his Lord and Savior. Love to you all. Joe and Denise Haney

  11. Gary and I are so sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing. I can remember him telling us stories as we were growing up. He always has smiling and laughing.

  12. Mrs. Davis – I am so very sorry for your loss. I have been friends with Connie for many years and through her I feel like I know this wonderful family. May you find comfort in happy memories and know that one day you will be reunited with your soulmate. Sending prayers and heartfelt sympathy to the entire family.

  13. Frankie and family: know I love all of you and such a shock to see Clyde’s obituary just a few minutes ago! May God be with you all and surround you with His Holy Spirit at this difficult time.

  14. Mr Davis, sure going to miss you Hyman and I have been renters of yours for over 20 yrs, we have loved it here,but will miss seeing you around here, you have made me feel safe here.Fly High & RIP Mr.Davis.God bless your Children & Grand children. Never ever for get you.Love you. Will see you in heaven!!

  15. Dear Frankie, Jennie, Connie, Kenneth and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have known your family for over 35 years and come to love each of you. Clyde was a good man and so friendly to everyone. I know you all took trips together and going to the lake and you all have made beautiful memories along the way so carry those memories with you and cherish them always. This is not a good by from Clyde but you will see him again in Heaven. Love you all.

    • Thank you Leuzette. He was pretty sick in January and never really recovered. We sure do miss him!
      I’m also sorry to hear about Ronnie passing this month too. I know you are devastated.

      Love and Prayers
      Connie Davis Fields

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