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George Oliver Davis Jr

George Oliver Davis Jr., 73, died on June 18, 2022 with his immediate family and closest friend at his side.

Born in Miami Florida on December 10, 1948 to George O. Davis Sr. and Imogene W. Davis. Later, he and his family moved to Tallahassee where George graduated from Leon High School before making his way to Beaufort, which has been his home since 1968.

George is survived by his wife Betty G. Davis, daughter JoAnn L. Davis (Chip Coughlin), daughter Meade Julia Luby Simmons, son-in-law Marion Roberts Simmons and three grandchildren Marion Simmons, Wallace Simmons and Julia Simmons, sister Rochelle Vega (George) and nephew Michael Vega (Peggy).

Shortly upon George’s relocation to Beaufort, he began a lengthy career with his extended family at Furniture Warehouse Sales, now Furniture Warehouse Design Gallery. George had a knack for never forgetting a name and at times it was hard to walk a crowded sidewalk without stopping numerous times to speak to those who recognized him and had a kind word to share.

George had a love of the outdoors and enjoyed hunting near his home and fishing the waters of Beaufort. He was a patient teacher of this love sharing and passing it on to both family and friends, be they young or old.

George also loved sports and followed college football to such a level we often wondered if he missed his true calling… his historical knowledge of players, coaches and scores made you want him on your sports trivia team and his commentary was priceless.

He cultivated many long-lasting friendships as a loyal friend and his wit and humor allowed his family and friends many laughs. He never minced words and would share his unsolicited opinion, doing so sincerely and with an open heart.

George was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle to his family and everything that you would want in a faithful friend. He will be dearly missed.

The family plans a private celebration of life in the future. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation to the local animal shelter. 

Local Animal Shelter: PO Drawer 1228 Beaufort, South Carolina 29901 843-255-5010 • shelter@bcgov.net

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