David Coleman Davis

By | October 23, 2014

David Coleman Davis of Palm Harbor, FL passed away October 13, 2014. He was born September 19, 1932 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Edward T. Davis and Julia (Fox) Davis.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three daughters, Kami Newell of Sebring, Kimberle (Nelson) Newby of Seminole, and Dawn (David) Grapes of Windsor, CO; four grandchildren, Amy Rodgers, Erin Parsons, Natalie Grapes and David Grapes III; and four great-grandchildren, Cameron and Isaac Bellotte, Braelyn Reese, and Kassidi Sug; and four siblings, Virginia (Richard) Martin, Keith Davis, Judy Ross, and Gary (Connie) Davis of Wellston.

David Coleman Davis was a 1950 graduate of Wellston High School and was a retired minister, the last 29 years in a hospital setting, and he served nine years in “retirement” on the staff of Heritage United Methodist Church. In 1981, he was honored as National Chaplain of the Year by Health and Welfare Ministries of the United Methodist Church.

David Coleman Davis was a gifted writer and speaker and in 1999, he was named Distinguished Toastmaster by Toastmasters International. He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather and a true servant of God.

Services were held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Heritage United Methodist Church in Clearwater, FL.