James William Davis, 62, died Monday, January 10, 2011 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born in Owensboro, KY on January 2, 1949 and was a son of the late Carl and Elizabeth Crenshaw Davis. James was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam conflict and served for 10 years as a sub-mariner. He retired from Carolina Power & Light after 25 years, and he enjoyed his garden. James was a devout Christian and was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.James was a faithful husband to his wife, Donna Hallam Davis of the home, and a wonderful father to his son, Father Christopher J. Davis of Asheboro. Also surviving are his brother, Phillip Davis and his wife, Mary Frances, of Dallas, TX; three nieces; and one nephew.The family will receive friends Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 4:00 until 8 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home. Following the visitation his body will be taken to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church for a rosary at 8:45 p.m. The funeral Mass will then be said at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 17, 2011.Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 18 at Burke Memorial Park with military honors conducted by the NC National Guard.Memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690 or to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., WNC Chapter, 31 College Pl., Suite D-320, Asheville, NC 28801.

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