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Clifford Adolphus Davis, Jr.

Newnan, Georgia

January 23, 1943 - June 6, 2024

Clifford Adolphus Davis, Jr. Obituary

In profound sorrow, we announce the passing of Mr. Clifford Adolphus Davis, Jr., 81 of Sharpsburg, Georgia on Thursday, June 6, 2024.


A celebration of life will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024, 11:00 AM at New Life Presbyterian Church, 6600 Old National Hwy, Atlanta, Georgia 30349. Interment will follow at 2:30 PM at the Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Scott Hudgens Drive, Canton, Georgia 30114. 


The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, June 20, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.


Clifford Adolphus Davis, lovingly known as "BC," passed away peacefully on June 6, 2024, at the age of 81. Born on January 23, 1943, in West End, Grand Bahama, Clifford was the beloved son of Clifford Adolphus Davis Sr. and Edna Maydon Wilchombe Davis. As the fifth of eleven children, he grew up in a family rich with love and faith, nurtured by the community at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church in West End, Grand Bahama.


Clifford's life was a testament to dedication, service, and unwavering love. After graduating from high school in 1960, he fathered his first child, Yvette Davis, in 1962. His journey of service began when he enlisted in the Air Force in 1965, leading to his deployment to Vietnam in 1967. He served with distinction, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant before ending his military career in 1977. During this time, he married his soulmate, Fanny Jean Miles, in 1967, embarking on a beautiful journey together that spanned over five decades.


In 1969, Clifford proudly became a US citizen and joined Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church, where he found a spiritual home. He furthered his education, earning an AA degree from Contra Costa College in 1972 and pursued a degree in Electrical Engineering at San Francisco State University. His professional life was marked by excellence as he worked for Chevron Shipping from 1969 until his retirement in 2010, holding the title of Repair Superintendent.


Clifford and Fanny Jean were blessed with four more children: Darryl Davis in 1970, Kenneth Davis in 1973, Bridgette Davis in 1978, and James Davis in 1989. His family was his pride and joy, and he devoted himself to their well-being and happiness.


His faith journey continued as he joined Flat Rock AME Church in 2006 and later New Life Presbyterian Church in 2011. Clifford's unwavering faith and commitment to his community were a source of strength for his family.


Clifford's life was also marked by his travels and residences. He lived in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1967 to 1974 and in Portland, Oregon, from 1974 to 1976. He returned to the Bay Area from 1976 to 2010 and settled in Sharpsburg, Georgia, in 2010.


Clifford is survived by his loving wife, Fanny Jean Davis; his children: Yvette Virginia Davis, Darryl Clifford Davis, Kenneth Adolphus Davis (Kisha Akree Parham-Davis), Bridgette Jenee’ Williams (Gil Williams), and James Edward Davis. He was a proud grandfather to Daniel Moore, Simmie Davis, Timothy Simmons, Beyonka Walker, Ania Monet Davis, Camry Avery Davis, Camille Dawn Williams, James Clifford Williams, Lauren Elizabeth Williams, Brandon Alexander Williams, and great grandfather to Daniel Moore Jr., Serenity Moore, Simiyah Davis, Synilah Davis, Mason Simmons, Jedidiah, and Chase.


He is also survived by his brothers Philip Davis (Felicia Davis), Linton Davis, and Gavin Canady (Marie Canady); sisters-in-law Otha Davis and Bev Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family who cherished their bond and the memories they shared.


Clifford will be laid to rest with full military honors at the US National Cemetery at 2025 Mount Carmel Church Lane, Canton, GA 30114, a fitting tribute to a man who served his country with honor and distinction.


Clifford, known for his gentle spirit, strong work ethic, and unwavering faith, will be deeply missed by all who knew him. His legacy of love, service, and dedication to his family and community will continue to inspire those he leaves behind.


May he rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the love and memories of those who cherished him.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Clifford Adolphus Davis, Jr. hosted by Seller-Smith Funeral Home Inc.

In profound sorrow, we announce the passing of Mr. Clifford Adolphus Davis, Jr., 81 of Sharpsburg, Georgia on Thursday, June 6, 2024.


A celebration of life will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024, 11:00 AM at New Life Presbyterian Church, 6600 Old National Hwy, Atlanta, Georgia 30349. Interment will follow at 2:30 PM at the Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Scott Hudgens Drive, Canton, Georgia 30114. 


The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, June 20, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.


Clifford Adolphus Davis, lovingly known as "BC," passed away peacefully on June 6, 2024, at the age of 81. Born on January 23, 1943, in West End, Grand Bahama, Clifford was the beloved son of Clifford Adolphus Davis Sr. and Edna Maydon Wilchombe Davis. As the fifth of eleven children, he grew up in a family rich with love and faith, nurtured by the community at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church in West End, Grand Bahama.


Clifford's life was a testament to dedication, service, and unwavering love. After graduating from high school in 1960, he fathered his first child, Yvette Davis, in 1962. His journey of service began when he enlisted in the Air Force in 1965, leading to his deployment to Vietnam in 1967. He served with distinction, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant before ending his military career in 1977. During this time, he married his soulmate, Fanny Jean Miles, in 1967, embarking on a beautiful journey together that spanned over five decades.


In 1969, Clifford proudly became a US citizen and joined Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church, where he found a spiritual home. He furthered his education, earning an AA degree from Contra Costa College in 1972 and pursued a degree in Electrical Engineering at San Francisco State University. His professional life was marked by excellence as he worked for Chevron Shipping from 1969 until his retirement in 2010, holding the title of Repair Superintendent.


Clifford and Fanny Jean were blessed with four more children: Darryl Davis in 1970, Kenneth Davis in 1973, Bridgette Davis in 1978, and James Davis in 1989. His family was his pride and joy, and he devoted himself to their well-being and happiness.


His faith journey continued as he joined Flat Rock AME Church in 2006 and later New Life Presbyterian Church in 2011. Clifford's unwavering faith and commitment to his community were a source of strength for his family.


Clifford's life was also marked by his travels and residences. He lived in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1967 to 1974 and in Portland, Oregon, from 1974 to 1976. He returned to the Bay Area from 1976 to 2010 and settled in Sharpsburg, Georgia, in 2010.


Clifford is survived by his loving wife, Fanny Jean Davis; his children: Yvette Virginia Davis, Darryl Clifford Davis, Kenneth Adolphus Davis (Kisha Akree Parham-Davis), Bridgette Jenee’ Williams (Gil Williams), and James Edward Davis. He was a proud grandfather to Daniel Moore, Simmie Davis, Timothy Simmons, Beyonka Walker, Ania Monet Davis, Camry Avery Davis, Camille Dawn Williams, James Clifford Williams, Lauren Elizabeth Williams, Brandon Alexander Williams, and great grandfather to Daniel Moore Jr., Serenity Moore, Simiyah Davis, Synilah Davis, Mason Simmons, Jedidiah, and Chase.


He is also survived by his brothers Philip Davis (Felicia Davis), Linton Davis, and Gavin Canady (Marie Canady); sisters-in-law Otha Davis and Bev Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family who cherished their bond and the memories they shared.


Clifford will be laid to rest with full military honors at the US National Cemetery at 2025 Mount Carmel Church Lane, Canton, GA 30114, a fitting tribute to a man who served his country with honor and distinction.


Clifford, known for his gentle spirit, strong work ethic, and unwavering faith, will be deeply missed by all who knew him. His legacy of love, service, and dedication to his family and community will continue to inspire those he leaves behind.


May he rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the love and memories of those who cherished him.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Clifford Adolphus Davis, Jr. hosted by Seller-Smith Funeral Home Inc.

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