Dr. James Edward Davis, 80, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 14, 2016.
Born Nov. 22, 1935 to the late Edward Clinton and Evelyn Davis in Madison, Fla., he had been a resident of Dawsonville for the past 10 years.
Dr. Davis worked as a private physician for many years throughout the southeast.
He studied at Duke University, received his B.S. from the University of Florida, and received his M.D. form the University of Miami. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of Vietnam, where he served for 10 years as a surgeon.
A longtime and very active member of the Lions Club of Savannah, he had served as treasurer, president and district governor and also earned many notable awards, such as Lion of the Year, Distinguished Service Award and Melvin Jones Fellowship.
He had a great passion for the Georgia Lions' Camp for the Blind, where he had also served as president.
He was a loving and dedicated husband, father and friend.
His wife, Margaret R. "Peggy" Davis; daughter, Lynn Davis Cramer; and brother, Jack Glenn Davis, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Patricia A. Herpel of Carrollton, Kelley and Brian Anglin of Cumming; son, James E. Davis Jr.; grandchildren, Margaret April Hardy, Charles Clinton Hardy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl Clinton and Pegeen Davis of North Carolina; Don Wayne and Beth Davis, Gary Lynn and Patricia Davis, all of Florida; various other relatives also survive.
Memorial and interment services will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 6 at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Georgia Lions' Camp for the Blind, www.glcb.org/donate.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville is in charge of the arrangements.