Walter Lee Davis


Walter Lee Davis, affectionately known as WD was a beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2024 at the age of 79.

He was born on November 11, 1944, to the Eddie and Otha Davis in Donalsonville, Georgia.

Walter was a man of integrity, kindness, and unwavering love. He dedicated his life to his family and was a pillar of strength and support to all who knew him.

Walter shared 56 beautiful years of marriage with his devoted wife, Dorothy, three children, Somone (Jonathan), Kelvin (Tracey), Melvin (Tiffany), three bonus sons, Deondre (Miaya), Luther, Jr. (Torrie), Lou (Reka), one brother, Luther Sr. (Cassandra), one sister Jewel Moore (Bill), his adopted family, the Godwin’s, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, godchildren, family and friends survives him.

Walter’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. He cherished every moment shared with his children, grandchildren, and extended family members. Walter’s no-nonsense approach guided many in life while his wisdom, sense of humor, and compassionate nature left an impression on all who had the privilege of knowing him.

A lifetime servant of God not only through worship but as a member of the United States Army and retired Lieutenant of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Walter’s greatest deed was of living life following the path of God. His love of his children, grandchildren, cutting grass, and especially helping the community. He fostered his gift of giving with his dedication to the Campbellton’s Men’s Club where he served as the President for over 20 years. In his tenure in both law enforcement and the men’s club, he was able to do what he loved, “help.” Walter’s life philosophy was “you help, you don’t judge, you don’t speak on somebody’s journey, because no matter the past, no matter the story, no matter, what, you have to know that God put us here to help with a pure heart. Your heart should be that of a servant and that does not cost you a thing but the joy your gain is priceless.”

Public visitation will be 2-6 PM, Friday, April 12, 2024, in the M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, Florida.

A celebration of life will began at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Singletary Road in the Antioch Community.

He will be laid to rest in the St. John Church Cemetery, 5906 St. John/St. Matthews Road, Donalsonville, Georgia with military honors under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.


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