Donald Scott Davis

Published 6:38pm Monday, July 15, 2013

Donald Scott Davis, 81, lost his battle with Merkle Cell Carcinoma on July 14.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth and John L. Davis Sr.

Davis graduated from Gulf Coast Military Academy and attended the Univeristy of Alabama.


He was drafted into the Army in 1953 and served his country in Germany during the Korean War. After the war he went into the family grocery business, A&R Supermarkets, where he worked until his retirement in 1999.

During his time in the grocery business he was given the Spirit of America award for his civic and grocery interest by the National Grocers Association.

Davis was a long time member of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed singing with the Sanctuary Choir and in his later years, The Dawsonaires.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Harriet Houze Davis, two sons, Paul D. Davis  (Margarita) and Phillip N. Davis (Jan) and one daughter, Janice D. Pauls; one brother, John L. Davis, Jr. (Joan); one sister, Linda Davis Muellberger (Floyd); four grandchildren, Andre, Kayte, Kacey Ann and Taylor Elizabeth; one great-granddaughter Aubrey Ann, and many loving nieces and nephews. There will be a private family burial July 16. A memorial service will be held at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church at 2 p.m.  July 16, with visitation immediately afterward.

The family requests no flowers please. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his honor may be made to the Music Ministries at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, 1114 Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, Al 35209, Brother Brian Mission, P. O. Box 11254, Birmingham, Al 35202 or The Alabama Grocers Association Education Foundation, 300 Vestavia Parkway, Suite 3500, Birmingham, Al 35216.

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