Norwood Preston Davis, 72, of Wilmington, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016, at his home. He was born in Wilmington on December 16, 1943, to Ernest Davis and Katie Wells Cummings Davis.
Norwood was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and had retired from DuPont. Norwood was a member of Freedom Baptist Church; Wilmington Lodge No. 319 A.F. & A.M., where he held the distinction of past master; Cape Fear Chapter No. 346 Order of Eastern Star, where he held the distinction of past worthy patron; Sudan Shrine Center in New Bern; Arab ChooChoo; and the Wilmington Shrine Club.
He was preceded in death by his son, the Rev. James Davis; sister, Faye Davis; brother, Roy Davis; and his loving dog ‘Gypsy.’
Norwood is survived by his wife, Carol Cole Davis; children, Roy Allen Davis, Andrea Diane Davis, Steven Ray Lawrence and Laura Lawrence Currie; grandchildren, Steven Cole Lawrence, Lawson Wade Currie, Ellyn Brooks Currie, Dustin Alexander Jones, Christine Nicole Davis, Mark Landreth and Taylor Willetts; brother, Charles Davis; and his special and loving dog, ‘Maggie.’
Norwood was special to many people; he was a loving and caring, husband, father and grandfather.
The family will see friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel officiated by the Rev. Dodd Mays. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
To honor Norwood, please consider a memorial gift to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Sudan Shrine Center, 403 E. Front St., New Bern, NC 28460.
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