Norwood P. Davis

December 16, 1943 - April 16, 2016
Norwood P. Davis


Norwood Preston Davis, age 72 of Wilmington passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at his home.

He was born in Wilmington on December 16, 1943 to Ernest Davis and Katie Wells Cummings Davis.

Norwood was a proud veteran of the US Army and was retired from DuPont. Norwood was a member of Freedom Baptist Church, Wilmington Lodge # 319 A.F. & A.M., where he held the distinction of Past Master, Cape Fear Chapter #346 Order of Eastern Star, where he held the distinction of Past Worthy Patron,  Sudan Shrine Center in New Bern, NC, Arab ChooChoo and the Wilmington Shrine Club.

Norwood is survived by his wife, Carol Cole Davis; his children, Roy Allen Davis, Andrea Diane Davis, Steven Ray Lawrence, and Laura Lawrence Currie; grandchildren, Steven Cole Lawrence, Lawson Wade Currie, Ellyn Brooks Currie, Dustin Alexander Jones, Christine Nicole Davis, Mark Landreth, and Taylor Willetts; brother Charles Davis and his special and loving dog, “Maggie”. He was preceded in death by a son Rev. James Davis, sister, Faye Davis, brother, Roy Davis and his loving dog “Gypsy”.

Norwood was special to many people and more especially was a loving and caring, husband, father, and grandfather.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held 2 pm Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel officiated by Rev. Dodd Mays. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

To honor Norwood consider a memorial gift to Shriners Hospitals for Children at Sudan Shrine Center, 403 E. Front St., New Bern, NC 28460.

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

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  • April 17, 2016
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  • April 18, 2016
    nancy lawence says:
    so sorry to hear of norwoods passing the davis reunion is planned for may 7, at 1 oclock. my name is nancy lawrence ,my daddy andmama was martin and irene davis, wish i could be there but i have failing health, thinking of you all love nancy

  • April 20, 2016
    Tracy Kidd says:
    Luv u Carol thinking of you all.

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