On March 8, 2021, Fred Davis fondly referred to as “Freddy,” by his siblings, family and friends took his flight from this life---suddenly and unexpectedly into Eternal Life. He was born in Bronxville, New York on August 21, 1957 and was the youngest son of the late, Thelma (Jim) Davis and Reverend Clarence J. Davis, Jr. Both preceded him in death, along with his oldest sibling Madeline M. George.
In his childhood, Freddy grew up in the City of Brotherly Love, otherwise known as, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At an early age, he grew to love family life, fishing, hunting, and hanging out with his older siblings. He especially liked spending time with his maternal grandfather, Mr. George Carpenter, who he called, “Pop-Pop.” Freddy attended the Philadelphia Public School System, until his adolescent years, when the family relocated to Santa Monica, California.
Although he would definitely miss his family and friends back home on the east coast, Freddy was excited about the move to California. That adventure was his very first time driving across country with his dad. Even though the drive took several days, he relished seeing the different sites and spending quality time with his dad, whom he loved dearly.
Freddy’s education continued at John Adams Junior High School and then, Santa Monica High School. He later attended and graduated from San Diego Military Academy. In the course of time, he met and married the love of his life, Toyelynne Davis. Their union brought forth three beautiful children, Demond, Shalonda, and Brandon.
In support of his family, Freddy was a hard worker, who tirelessly worked for the City of Santa Monica Sanitation and the Santa Monica Municipal Bus Line. In addition, he also worked at the United States Postal Service of Manhattan Beach for 18 years, until retirement. In his retirement, his favorite pastimes were watching the Home Shopping Network and Gift-giving, what he purchased. He also endlessly enjoyed watching old western reruns on TV.
Freddy was a straight shooter; a diehard Laker Fan, who loved this Country, God and guns. He was a for real Foodie, who loved that “B” life: Barbeque, Bingo-the slots, Bloody Mary’s, Budweiser and every now and then, a little “Henny!” Overall, Freddy just loved life and his family. He just wanted them to know, his love for them was unconditional and immeasurable!
Whether you referred to as him “Big Fred,” from the block in Santa Monica, CA, or affectionally called him, “Daddy, Dad, Pops, Pop-Pop, Uncle Freddy or Unc”, he was there for it all, in whatever capacity. He had a huge heart with a warrior’s soul. We all will miss him immensely. He leaves to lovingly cherish his memory, the dedicated and endearing mother of his children and faithful friend-Toyelynne Davis; his three little birds-Demond (Cherrie) Davis, Shalonda Davis, & Brandon (Melissa) Davis; his siblings, Clarence J. Davis, III-CJ, Carolyn Graves, Stephanie Cole (Michael) Mitchell, Michelle Cole, Khris Gaines and Frank “Shun” Cole; three generations of nephews and two generations of nieces, especially his (Nissi-Nissi) & prayer partner; 10-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a host of relatives and friends & of course, his black Lab---Duchess Davis! ~Lovingly Submitted, The Family of Fred Davis
On behalf of our Dad, Fred Davis, we would like to express our appreciation for the love, we have received, through the outpouring of your support in prayers, calls, cards, voicemails, texts and Facebook messages. We are so grateful for your continual kindness, consideration, and generosity, shown to us during this time of our great loss. Thank you for sharing in the blessing and celebration of our Dad's life!
In the Legacy of our Father's Love, Demond, Shalonda, & Brandon.
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