Paul McDaniel Davis, born: April 21, 1919, died: November 12, 2020, Age: 101 - Rose Hill, Virginia


Here is Paul McDaniel Davisís obituary. Please accept Echovitaís sincere condolences.  It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Paul McDaniel Davis (Rose Hill, Virginia), who passed away on November 12, 2020, at the age of 101, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can  send flowers and/or light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Paul McDaniel Davis to show support.

He was predeceased by : his wife Mary Davis (LeMarr); his parents, Elmer Davis and Flora Davis (Gobble); his siblings, Glenn, James Davis, Ferne Lambdin and Jean Hatfield; and his grandson Tim Hensley.

He is survived by : his children, James L. Davis (Carolyn), Jacinta Hensley (Edmond) and Teresa Susong (Dan); his brother Claude Davis; his grandchildren, Melanie Stockwell, Paul Hensley, Shannon Brock, Jason Davis, Amanda Reasor, Amy Hensley, Mary Beth Ditterline, Andrew Susong and Lydia Trissler; and his nephew John D. Hines. He is also survived by 19 great grandchildren, 4 great, great grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Sunday, November 15th 2020 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM at the Silver Leaf Baptist Church. A funeral service was held on Sunday, November 15th 2020 at 2:00 PM at the same location. A graveside service was held on Sunday, November 15th 2020 at the Silver Leaf Cemetery.


Paul Davis played most all National, Southern, & District 4 (aka Southeastern) throughout the 70-90ís in the heyday of checker when 120+ showed up to compete. Like the 1978 National 3-Move Tournament held in Murfreesboro, TN with entrants of a 168 players which Tinsley won over Lowder by 1 honor point!  Davis won the 1979 GAYP National in Sanford, NC the 1988 National 3-Move in Danville, VA, and was usually a high finisher in all of the Nationals he played. He won many VA State Tys, and an ACF lifetime member as well as a life member of NCCA. Paul's wife Mary passed in 2010 which I previously included a number of links on her obituary which I have linked to Mary's name. Paul's grandson Tim Hensley wrote a nice checker article in the Smithsonian Magazine and several pictures of Paul over the years are linked on this page which you may click on for more about Paul.


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