Robert Davis, III or “Skeet,” as he was known by many, fell asleep into the arms of Jesus on Monday morning, April 24, 2023, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. He was born in Montgomery, Alabama on April 11, 1962, to the late Robert Davis, II and Lula Jane Wilson. Robert accepted Christ Jesus as his Lord and Savior at an early age and joined the Old Elam Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Later in life, he moved to Fort Walton beach, Florida and joined the Greater Peace Missionary Baptist Church, where he remained a member until his death. Robert met Deborah D. Nelson in college, and they were later joined in matrimony, which lasted forty-one years. From this union was born three children.
Robert was loved by all who knew him. He lived a vibrant and full life until his demise. His gentle nature, love, and respect for all people is what best described his life. Robert graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery, Alabama, and was a member of the football, track, and wrestling teams. He attended Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama. From there, Robert served in the United States Army as a Sergeant from 1983 until 1994. He received the Soldier’s Medal, specifically for rescuing people from a burning building in Kaiserslautern, Germany, which is one of the highest honors. Robert also received other certificates and awards in the Army. After serving in the army, he started his own construction business, mostly roofing. Robert volunteered with youth football in his community for years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lula Davis; brothers, Patrick and Paul Davis; and son, Robert Davis, IV. He leaves his memories to be cherished by a very devoted wife, Deborah D. Davis; son, Robert (Jaleena) Davis, V; daughter, Aleshia (Carrington West) Davis; and five grandchildren, Tene’Ja Bush, TaMia West, Carrington West, Jacquelyn Davis, and Robert Davis, VI; God-children, Diante Smith and SaMiracle Hough; brothers, Howard (Gwendolyn) Wilson of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Kevin Davis, Tracy (Angel) Davis, and Myron (Patricia) Nichols; sisters, Marjorie Postell, Tonie Davis, and Lesa Davis all of Montgomery, Alabama; brothers-in-law, Tommy (Cheryl) Schoffield and James Schoffield of Wagner, South Carolina; sister-in-law, Carol Schoffield and Eddie Edwards of Ocala, Florida; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Davis-Watkins Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, NE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will follow at 2:00 p.m.at Barrancas National Cemetery.