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Obituary "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31 John Edward Davis, Sr. affectionately known as "Tip Toe," was born in Woodrow, South Carolina October 10, 1924. He was the son of the late Norris Davis and Anna Pearson Quick, and the stepson of Jack Quick. He attended the public schools of Darlington County, South Carolina. In January 1948, he was joined in holy matrimony to the late Josephine McKay Davis. The couple enjoyed 60 blissful years of marriage. This union was blessed with seven children. John went to Wilmington, North Carolina where he worked on a ship yard. From 1943 to 1946, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served during World War II. He received several awards from the American Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation, Good Conduct Medal, to the World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged on February 12, 1946. John was a dedicated employee for 41 years at Sonoco Products Company in Hartsville, South Carolina from 1946 to 1987. John was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, where he served on the Deacon Board. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge before his health began to fail. In his leisure, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, farming, gardening, and spending time with his family. The Spirit of our beloved, John Edward Davis, Sr., gently slipped away on August 16, 2012. Although it may be beyond our understanding, we are comforted by the life he lived, the love he shared, and the legacy he leaves behind. He was preceded in death by both of his parents; a son, John Edward Davis, Jr.; a daughter, Joann Davis; a brother, Dewey Gamble; and a sister, Rosa Lee Goins. Surviving to cherish the memory and maintain the legacy of John Edward "Tip" Davis, Sr., is his two daughters, Rose Anna Davis and Julia Ione Singh both of Society Hill, SC; three sons, Norris Davis of Society Hill, SC, James E. Davis of Atlanta, GA, and Willie I. (Thomasena) Davis of Hartsville, SC; two sisters-in-law, Julia Byrd and Jannie Mae Gamble both of Hartsville, SC; two brothers-in-law, Johnny (Lila Mae) Douglas of Society Hill, SC and Irving McKay of Ohio; a special nephew, Willie James Pearson of Baltimore, MD; 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other close relatives and very dear friends.

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