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Corvis Albert Davis


Corvis Albert Davis

Corvis Albert Davis, 91, of Brevard, passed away Aug. 14, 2013.

He was born to the late Weil A. Davis and Bertha Wyatt in Akron, Ohio Jan. 24, 1922. In addition to his parents, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death, and one surviving brother, Laddie Davis, remains. He attended Akron East High School where he received numerous trophies in track and was advised by his coach that he would be a contender for the Olympics. Besides running, he enjoyed the challenge of swimming in the Ohio River with its strong current and being in tune with nature, hunting and fishing.

Upon completion of high school, his Olympic dreams ended due to the beginning of World War II as he proudly trained for two years and served in the United States Marine Corp where he excelled as a rifle sharp shooter and flame thrower in tanks.

He bravely served and survived four years of heavy combat in the Asiatic Pacific during World War II. At the end of the war he married his high school sweetheart, Rose Ann Conti, Feb. 12, 1947, and had one daughter, Jeanette K. Schmitt.

Later, the family moved to Canton, Ohio where he worked at several jobs before permanently securing a position with CCC Trucking Company for 44 years. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Palm Bay, Fla. where they enjoyed over 20 years of beautiful sunshine, many friends, ballroom dancing, numerous trips and cruises.

In 2010 they moved to Brevard to be closer to their daughter for extra help due to medical conditions associated with aging. All who knew him will remember his love of family and friends, along with his uncanny sense of humor and enjoyment of life.

He never forgot his fellow comrades and had the highest esteem for his country and the men who fought along side of him to save our great nation from impending peril. His banter: Love survives all hardships, remember the good times and laugh a lot because life is short! He was proud to be a part of the greatest generation.

He is survived by his daughter, Jeanette K. Schmitt and husband, Robert, of Pisgah Forest, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Sept. 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. at St. Philip’s Church in Brevard. For further information regarding the memorial service, you may contact Jeanette Schmitt at (828)884-6839.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to TRH Hospice, 2440, Brevard, NC 28712, or St. Philip’s Church (with Veterans Ministry in the memo line), 256 E. Main St., Brevard, NC 28712 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-1042.

Kirksey Funeral Home of Marion is caring for the family.

Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.kirkseyfhmarion. com.


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