Joseph Hodge Davis

April 30, 1935 - January 24, 2013
Joseph Hodge Davis

Joseph Hodge Davis, age 77, went to meet our Lord on Thursday, Jan 24th,2013 in Castle Hayne.

He
was born in the Faison’s Old Tavern Community near Conway; where he will be laid to rest in the
Davis Family Cemetery. He was a member of Galatia Baptist Church. He was proceeded in death by
parents Arthur Turner Davis and Clara Jane Davis, sisters Ollie Taylor Eure and Elvira Butler.

Survivors include his children Jeannie Wade (John) of Wilmington NC, Joey Davis (Lisa) of Florence
SC, Jill Helm (Jeff) of Grand Prairie TX, Jim Davis (Erin) of Jacksonville FL, Jeff Davis (Dora) of
Carolina Beach NC; grandchildren Raina Brothers, Domenic Battelli, Adam Helm, Jobi McAllister,
Sean Helm, Chris Battelli, Johan Sanchez, Sierra Davis, Skye Davis, and Reef Davis; great
grandchildren Landon Battelli, Kendra Battelli and Zenobi Morse. He was also survived by brothers
Elliott Davis and Marion Davis (Linda), and many nieces and nephews. It is a large family who all
loved him very much.

His military service spanned from July 1955 through August 1975; including tours in Vietnam,
Thailand and Korea. After earning an Electrician Degree from Wilson County Technical Institute, he
worked another 20 years at Kmart in Wilmington; retiring with many lifelong friends. After his second
retirement he enjoyed many more years with with his friends at Surf City.

A memorial service will be held at 3pm, Friday February 1st at Port City Community Church in
Wilmington.

A graveside service will be held at 2pm on February 2nd at the Davis Family Cemetery in
the Faison’s Old Tavern Community.

Anyone wishing to share a memorial gift can do so to the American Cancer Society for Lung Cancer
Research at http://www.m.cancer.org/

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  • January 27, 2013
    Richard Wright says:
    "OFF WE GO, INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER, FLYING HIGH INTO THE SKY" OFF TO A BETTER PLACE, JOE. REST IN PEACE, GENTLE WARRIOR. RICHARD WRIGHT, CPO, USN,RET

  • January 27, 2013
    kathy kirk says:
    A Portrait of a friend...Mr Joe had a smile warm enough to melt your heart,with arms wide enough for big friendly hugs a heart big enough to care about others in a very special way. I will miss my best friend as others will too..for Mr Joe was a great man.

  • February 01, 2013
    Sandy Holbert says:
    Jeannie, I am so sorry about your Dad. I know he will be missed so very much. I have really fund memories of Mr. Davis coming to all the girls birthdays when our girls were small. He was always there coming in with his K-Mart tag on he always made it to the birthdays.My heart goes out to you and all of your family. I love you! Sandy Holbert

  • January 26, 2013
    Lane Garner says:
    Jeff, Thinking and praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  • February 10, 2013
    Yukiyo says:
    I think my mother and her filmay, and much of society in the early 60s, thought of kids as nothing more than beasts to be civilized. The ends justified the means. Beatings, mind-games, whatever it took to get the desired short-term result.What I don't understand is how they could have forgotten what it was like to be a kid. How small, powerless, and vulnerable kids are and feel. I can't imagine treating a kid that way. But I probably would. I've caught myself screaming like a mad man at my poor dogs on more than one occasion. Screaming was one of my mother's favorite forms of coercion. It really is a cycle.