Larry “LD” Davis was born to Odelia P. Davis and the late Walter Davis, Sr. on July 1, 1955, in Halifax County, North Carolina, and departed this earthly life on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
During his early life, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior, was baptized, and became a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina. His formal education was received in the Halifax County Public School System.
Larry, affectionately called “LD” the one and only, became employed with the former JP Stevens and Company of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, for numerous years before joining Howard Tile Company. He became friends with Linwood Parker and this friendship lasted until the end. Later in life, he ventured out and became his own boss, a man of all trades. God gave him the talent to do it all. There wasn’t a job too big or too small that he wouldn’t tackle. He loved what he did and tried to please everyone.
He was a loving husband and a devoted father and grandfather. Anyone who ever met him and got to know him would never forget him. He was so unselfish and always willing to help anyone he could. His great sense of humor and his sweet spirit have left an indelible mark on the lives of everyone he touched in so many special ways.
In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Clinton Davis, Jimmie Davis, (He and “LD” were like “two peas in a pod”), and Walter Davis.
Those left to treasure the precious memories of his life are his loving and devoted wife, Elizabeth Bennett Davis of the home; two sons, Octavis of the home and Darius (Edith) of Rocky Mount, NC; two grandsons, Dahmonta and Malachi; his loving mother, Odelia P. Davis of Littleton, NC; his loving mother-in-law, Elsie L. Bennett of Roanoke Rapids, NC; his father-in-law, Willie Bennett, Sr. of Danville, VA; his sisters, Christine Tabron of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Elizabeth Hawkins (Ronald Wayne) of Littleton, NC, Nettie Mae Martin and Tuwana Perkins of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Marion Lindsay (Lawrence) of Baltimore, MD, and Bright Star Mills of Littleton, NC; his brothers, Percy Lee Davis of Littleton, NC, Ruffus Davis (Alfreda) and Lynn Davis of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Issac Arrington of Washington, DC, and George Perkins of Roanoke Rapids, NC; two other brothers-in-law, Willie Bennett (Brenda) of Danville, VA, and Michael Bennett of Roanoke Rapids, NC; three other sisters-in-law, Patricia Knight (Ricky) of Richmond, VA, Willie Mae Davis and Eva Davis of Littleton, NC; a “sister of the heart”, Tina Ramsey of Roanoke Rapids, NC; four aunts, Bearlene Johnson and Corrine Ashe of Baltimore, MD, and Emma Alston and Gail Patterson of Littleton, NC; one uncle, Lynne Alston of Littleton, NC; his loving and dedicated friends, Thelma Scott of Greensboro, NC, and Laura Daniels of Washington, DC, who claimed him as their son; Louise Lewis and Shirley Wills of Roanoke Rapids, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Littleton, NC. The Pastor, Rev. Jack Reese, will eulogize, and burial will follow in the Crestview Memorial Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids, NC. The body will repose at the funeral home until 8:30 P.M. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, and at the church for one hour prior to the funeral time.