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“My sincere condolences go out to the entire family. My mother would often speak of the family with such delight. May you rest in peace. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Sires Cobb - Upper Marlboro, MD

“MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF FRED'S FAMILY AND RELATIVES WHO MOURN THE PASSING OF THIS WONDERFUL HUSBAND, FATHER, RELATIVE, AND FRIEND TO MANY. ...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Deepest Sympathey to Davis family ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Cherie Witunsky - CHARLESTON, SC

“I am very sorry to hear of Fred's death. I worked with Fred for several years at DHEC. I always enjoyed learning from him as well as just being...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Logan Merritt - Asheville, NC

“So sorry to hear about Fred. May God be with you and and the kids in the days to come. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Beckmann - Ladson, SC

“So very sorry to hear about Fred. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May your cherished memories of him bring peace to your heart. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Lloyd Edwards - James Island, SC

“Fred was more than a cousin, more like a big brother when growing up in our teens years. I lived with Aunt Livy, Uncle Davis, Fred, Jam and Michael...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort bring you peace at this grievous time. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: - SC

“"DIGGER"- Loretta,My prayers are with you & family John R Hope ( former SCN friend) ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: john hope - Wad Isl, SC - Friend

“We are saddened by the news of our cousin, Fred's passing. Heartfelt condolences to the family from both of us.Joyce Asbelle and Sharon Womack (Leon...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sharon Womack - Huger, SC

“Thinking and praying for you and the family. I know it has been especially difficult these last few months. Now he is in God's hands. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Smythe - Charleston, SC

“To the family: Big Fred will always be remembered as a great dad to his wonderful children and a fabulous husband and that is all you can hope for in...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Danny owens - Charleston, SC

“Uncle Fred was an iconic figure who loomed large in my childhood. I so loved going to the Davis house on James Island spend time Debbie, Scooter, JR,...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Moriarty - Ankeny, IA


Fred Upper Davis, 80, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Loretta Diggs Davis entered into eternal rest Sunday, October 1, 2017. His funeral service will be held Thursday, October 5th, in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street, Charleston at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 604 Fort Johnson Road, James Island, SC. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Stuhr's Downtown Chapel.

Fred was born May 18, 1937 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late Fred Upper Davis and Olivia Utsey Davis. He was a United States Marine Corp veteran and was a retired Environmental Health Supervisor for DHEC. Fred was a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha's Gold Chapter and was also a member of the Charleston Elks Lodge.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Loretta Diggs Davis; daughter, Deborah "Debbie" Davis Rose (John) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; two sons, Fred "Scooter" U. Davis, III and James "J.R." Richard Davis both of Charleston, SC; sister, Janice Olivia Moriarty (Bill) of Louisville, KY; brother, John Michael Davis (Lee) of Orlando, FL; and nieces and nephews.