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Fred Davis

Fred Davis

FLETCHER — Fred Davis, 94, of Fletcher died Monday, March 18, 2013, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Since December 2012, Fred resided at Harbor Chase in Aiken, S.C.

Born in Waynesville, he was the son of the late Fred E. Davis and Hester Lavada Morgan Davis. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 70 years Barbara Crane Davis.

Fred was the manager and in sales of various NAPA automotive stores in Hendersonville, Asheville and Spartanburg, S.C., areas for about 40 years. He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps.

He is survived by four children, Susan Elizabeth Foster and her husband, Robert G. Foster, of Aiken, S.C., Dr. Barbara Abbott of Cary, Robert H. Davis of Concord, and Fred E. Davis III and his wife Dianne of Hamden, Conn.; nine grandchildren, Dr. Laura Foster of Lexington, Ky., Charles G. Foster (Haiying) of New York City, Eric Abbott of Addison, Ill., Aaron Abbott of Cary, , Andrea Abbott of Raleigh, , Morgan Davis (Melissa) of Swannanoa, Stephen Davis of Concord, Kathryn Davis Clarke (Stephen) of New York City, and Bob Davis of Atlanta, and one great grandson, Grove Davis.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Friends of HCPL (Henderson County Public Library) - Fletcher Branch, 120 Library Road Fletcher, NC 28732.

Graveside services are planned for 2 p.m. April 13 at Calvary Episcopal Church Cemetery, Fletcher.

A register book is available online for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.