Walter A. Davis, strong, self-sufficient man

November 14, 2022

Walter (Walt) A. Davis, 96, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at Delaware Hospice in Milford. He was born May 4, 1926, to the late Charles M. and Minnie M. Street Davis in Millsboro. He was one of nine children.  

Walt received his early education at Warwick School in Millsboro. Over the years, he worked at Frank Parker Block, Collins & Ryan Inc., and Par-Gas.  He retired at 62 and was able to enjoy 34 years of retirement.  Walt attended Harmony Church and Indian Mission Church. 

Walt married the late Carrie C. Davis, April 8, 1952, in Salisbury, Md., and was blessed to be married 57 years. Walt and Carrie loved camping in their RV and would often travel across the United States with Walt’s brothers. They also had an opportunity to visit Hawaii and cruise the Caribbean.   

Walt enjoyed mingling and meeting people, especially at his favorite hangouts, McDonald’s and Hardees.  He enjoyed spending time with his godson, Gemez, and the two of them loved to razz each other. Many special conversations were held with his great-great-niece, Eviolet.  If you knew Walt, he would always talk about “young chippies.” Walt was very determined, strong, and self-sufficient, living on his own until his passing. 

Walt is survived by two sisters: Annie George and Cherita Davis; and his special godson, Gemez Norwood.  Also surviving are sisters-in-law: Jean Davis of New Jersey, Janice Davis of Delaware, and Calantha Davis of New Jersey; and a host of family and friends. 

“Three things you cannot recover in life: the moment after it’s missed, the word after it’s said, and the time after it’s wasted.” 

A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, with public visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment to be held at Indian Mission Cemetery, 22701 Indian Mission Rd., Millsboro.


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