Jay Davis

February 13, 1959 - July 1, 2018
Jay Davis


Jay Van Davis, 59, of Hampstead, passed away Sunday July 1, 2018 at his home.

Born on February 13, 1959 in Kinston, NC the son of Barbara Ellen Stroud Davis of Pink Hill, NC and the late James Garland Davis.

He had over 30 years in law enforcement and was with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department at the time of his death, and before that was with the NC Department of Motor Vehicles. Out of love of the sea and off-shore boating, he was also bestowed upon the license of Captain by the United States Coast Guard.

He married his high school sweetheart Tina Albertson on June 17, 1978 and they have shared 40 years of happiness. He also leaves behind a son, Jeremy Davis and wife Lisa of Wilmington; daughter, Allyson Davis Ayers and husband Stevie of Bear Grass, NC; brother, Mike Davis of Hampstead; sister, Jo Lin Metts of New Bern, NC and four grandchildren, Hayden, Mackenzie, and Mason Davis, and Hannah Ayers. Being left behind are also very special sisters-in-law and brother-in-law along with many loving nieces and nephews. He will also be greatly missed by his long-time furry feline buddy, Ziggy.

A Celebration of Life service with full Law Enforcement honors will be held 11:00 AM Monday, July 9, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church, 2501 N. College Road Wilmington, NC 28405.

The family will see friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jay’s memory to:

North Carolina Coastal Federation at TMCFunding.com or

New Hanover County Law Enforcement Officers Association at TMCFunding.com

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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  • September 09, 2022
    Robert says:
    Just found this out. Went whitewater rafting in W VA with Jay and his sister many years ago. We had great weekend. God Bless your soul.

  • July 04, 2018
    Donna Lynn Thigpen says:
    Tina, I am so sorry to hear about Jay. God bless you and your family. Just know he is resting in peace with your mama, daddy, your grandma, my aunt Laura, your uncle Raeford. My heart goes out to you. Love, Donna Lynn Thigpen.

  • July 04, 2018
    Donna King Sanderson says:
    I am so sorry to read this. I will keep you all close in my thoughts and prayers.

  • July 04, 2018
    Donna King Sanderson says:
    I am heartbroken to read her this. I will hold you close in prayer and ask the God of peace to be ever present in the days to come.

  • July 04, 2018
    Billy and Carolyn Rhodes says:
    So sorry to hear this, thoughts and prayers in the days ahead!