Robert John Davis, Jr.

September 25, 1933 - September 16, 2017
Robert John Davis, Jr.

Robert John Davis, Jr., age 83, of Wilmington, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Holly Ridge on September 25, 1933, the son of Robert John Davis, Sr. and Goldie Hansley Davis.

Robert was a member of the Winter Park Baptist Church. He worked for many years traveling as an Industrial Instrument and Control Contractor.

Robert was retired from the United States Air Force after having served his country with honor and distinction for over 21 years.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years Janet Branch Davis; Sons Robert L. Davis and his wife Linda, Bret Davis, and Shannon Dale Davis and his wife Janet Shaw Davis. He is also survived by five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at a visitation on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. A service to celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403. Reverend Mark Teachey officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior.

Please share memories and condolences with the family at

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

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  • September 18, 2017
    Lyle Bickley says:
    Robert (Bob) was a dear friend whom I met while in the Air Force. He had a great sense of humor - and was a kind, gentle soul. I will miss him...

  • September 18, 2017
    Annette Warner says:
    Uncle RJ, I will miss you and forever be in awe of your devotion and love for Aunt Janet and the cousins. You were a good man, destined for being a protective spirit in God's heaven. We will make sure your wife of more than 60 years is taken care of and we will see you again :) I love you!

  • September 18, 2017
    Christi Knight lit a candle:
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  • September 18, 2017
    Barbara Harper says:
    RJ will be missed by so many. He was always teasing me. I knew him my whole life. He was a part of the family. Love you R J.

  • September 19, 2017
    Debbie Stephenson says:
    Shannon, so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you & your family in this time of grief.