Lem Davis was a man of great character and was always eager to help the Calhoun County Democrats in all ways possible. He had a great amount of class and I always admired his skills of communicating with everyone. He was well travelled and we all loved hearing about those adventures.
Once we had a major problem in the county and I took Lem with me to help plead our case of an unfair situation which had occurred. The two of us didn't win that fight against several who had their stories down to side with the head guy so we lost that opportunity to make things right, but Lem and I forever had that story we shared. We both agreed that we needed more legal skills to beat that system, but it always gave us a good laugh.
Our sincere condolences go out to the family of Lem Davis and all those who loved him.
Sheila Gilbert, Chair Calhoun County Democrats
LEMUEL DAVIS OBITUARY
Lemuel W. Davis was born in Anniston Alabama on July 24th, 1933 to Mr. Philip W. Davis and Ruby (Jackson) Davis. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 21st, 2022, while at home surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his son, Lemuel Jerry Davis; grandson, Joshua Michael Davis; brother, Philip W. Davis; daughter-in-law, Susan K. Davis; and closest friend and companion, Pat Cole. Prior to retiring in Anniston, Mr. Davis was a longtime resident of the Kwajalein Island in the Marshall Islands where he worked as an engineering manager for Lockheed Martin. He was particularly interested in mentoring and assisting in the growth of those who he was charged to lead. Among his greatest treasures are the many friendships that he made while working, living, and traveling abroad. Upon returning to Anniston, Mr. Davis became active in his community and church. He was deeply invested in helping the youth in Anniston to achieve better educational and financial opportunities. He was an active leader in Toastmasters where he greatly enjoyed helping others excel in public speaking. He also taught at Jacksonville State University. While there, he was a significant contributor to several peer-reviewed and published papers on investing and financial planning. Mr. Davis's devotion to his family, friends, and compassion for all those who's lives intersected his life will continue to inspire us to be mindful of the responsibility we have to love and care for each other. When asked about the approaching end of his life, Mr. Davis replied, "I've lived a good, long life. I don't have any regrets. Did I make mistakes? Yes, I did. But I tried my hardest and did the best that I could to be a good son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, companion, and friend. Now I will rest." A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday January 7th, 2023 at the United Church of Huntsville, 7906 Whitesburg Drive, Huntsville Alabama. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am with a luncheon following the service.