Cover photo for Cecil William Davis Sr.'s Obituary
Cecil William Davis Sr. Profile Photo
1930 Cecil William Davis Sr. 2024

Cecil William Davis Sr.

October 4, 1930 — July 11, 2024

Mineral Bluff, GA

Cecil William Davis Sr., age 93, of McCaysville, Georgia passed away on July 11, 2024 at his home. Mr. Davis was born on October 4, 1930 to the late Will and Bertha Falls Davis. 

Born in Mineral Bluff, Cecil grew up in the Blue Ridge area before attending college at the University of Georgia. After graduation, he served in the United States Army. His bravery and commitment were exemplified throughout his military career, earning him the respect and admiration of all who served alongside him.

After his honorable discharge, Cecil embarked on his lifelong career in education, where he served as an Agriculture and "Shop" teacher, a school administrator, and ultimately the superintendent of Fannin County Schools before his retirement. His leadership was marked by compassion, vision, and a deep-seated belief in the transformative power of education. Under his guidance, countless students and educators alike were inspired to reach their full potential. Cecil was a member of the congregation at the First Baptist Church of McCaysville/Copperhill as well.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Della Mae Millholland Davis, brother Leo Davis, and sister Edna Davis. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Cecil's greatest source of pride and joy was his family. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a cherished grandfather. 

Cecil is survived by his children; Nicki (Terry) Johnson, and Cecil Davis Jr.; sisters, Betty Jo Collins and Barbara Davis; grandchildren, Nichole Panter, Jeffery Davis and Will Panter; great-grandchildren, Katelynn Mae Curtis and Oakley Davis. 

Funeral services for Cecil Davis Sr. are scheduled for Friday, July 12, 2024 at 4:00 pm from the chapel of the Cochran-McDaniel Funeral Home McCaysville Chapel with Rev. Alan Picklesimer and Rev. Matt Mathis officiating. 

Interment will follow the service in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery off Hardscrabble Road in Mineral Bluff, Georgia. 

Cecil will be remembered for his gentle spirit, his unwavering integrity, and his steadfast devotion to his loved ones. His legacy of service and love will continue to inspire all who had the privilege of knowing him. 

Mr Davis' family will be receiving friends at the Cochran-McDaniel Funeral Home McCaysville Chapel on Friday, July 12, 2024, from 12 pm until the 4 pm funeral service hour. 

The following gentlemen will be serving as pallbearers: Jeffery Davis, Will Panter, Terry Johnson, Jonathan Curtis, Jeff Quinton, and Roger Keith. 

Cochran-McDaniel Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Cecil William Davis Sr. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranmcdaniel.com

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Cecil William Davis Sr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Today's Services

Interment

Friday, July 12, 2024

5:15 - 5:30 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visitation

Friday, July 12, 2024

12:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cochran-McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel of McCaysville

McCaysville Chapel, 1478 Blue Ridge Dr., Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, July 12, 2024

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cochran-McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel of McCaysville

McCaysville Chapel, 1478 Blue Ridge Dr., Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 2449

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree