Robert Melvin Davis, Sr., 83, of Hilliard, FL passed away Sunday, September 20 in Fernandina Beach, FL., He was born January 31 in the Kings Ferry Community of Nassau County, Florida to the late Joe and Ruby Godley Davis. He retired from Callahan Timber Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Boulougne.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by 3-sisters: Beatrice Lloyd, Alma Powers and Mary Brooks and 2-brothers: James Davis and Lester Davis.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years: Joyce Armstrong Davis; 2-children: Robby (Latasha) Davis and Marlene Smith; grandchildren: Jason Lee, J.D. (Jessie) Smith, Ben (Jennifer) Smith, Adam (Amber) Smith, Kristina (Ken) Douglas and Robert Davis, III; 7-great grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 24 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Boulougne with Rev. Greg Jones officiating. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Hilliard, FL.
Due to the COVID-19, the family would like to ask all to please follow the rules of social distancing and face mask are recommended at the service. Also, anyone who does not feel comfortable with attending the service, the family would like for you to know they understand and covet your prayers.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston, Georgia.