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Parker Fleming Davis

Parker Fleming Davis

May 28, 2021

 

Parker Fleming Davis, Registrar Emeritus of Macon State College, passed away May 28 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. A celebration of his life will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Bainbridge, GA, Saturday, June 5, at 11 a.m. Visitation and reception will follow at the church.

Parker was the “Voice of the Mustangs” at Macon State’s basketball games the entire time the college had intercollegiate sports. He announced the games as a volunteer and never missed a game. While in Macon, he was an active member of First Baptist Church as well as a deacon and secretary of the board of deacons.

As a member of the faculty at Macon State, he was the secretary of the faculty senate as well as the faculty advisor for the basketball team members.

After retiring from Macon State in 1998, he became the state coordinator of “We the People,” a constitutional curriculum from the Center for Civic Education for school students. Serving five years as coordinator, he took winning teams from Georgia high schools to Washington, DC to compete for the national title. He also conducted week-long teacher institutes at Berry College.   The institutes were attended by teachers from all over the state. He was named an “Outstanding Citizen of Georgia” by then Secretary of State Cathy Cox in recognition of his time with “We the People.”

Mr. Davis was also a charter faculty member at Waycross College, serving as its first Director of Student Affairs. His responsibilities included admissions, records, research, student activities, veterans’ affairs, and counseling.

Parker was a plebe and a youngster at the United States Naval Academy. He returned to East Tennessee to finish his undergraduate degree at East Tennessee State University. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army. During his tour in Vietnam while serving with the 199th Infantry Brigade, Mr. Davis was promoted to Captain.

Upon completing military service, he received his master’s degree from Georgia Southern University.

He retired from the University System of Georgia having served at Armstrong Atlantic University, Waycross College, and Macon State College. He has remained an active alumnus at both the Naval Academy and East Tennessee State University.

Mr. Davis was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Bainbridge and enjoyed singing in the choir.

Mr. Davis’s family includes his wife of forty-four years, Angelia Brooks Davis, his sister Sarah Margarette Davis, Knoxville, TN; sons Barry Littleton (Celeste) Davis, Louisville, KY, and Brooks Cameron (Suzanne) Davis, Macon, GA; grandson and granddaughter, Jacob Daniel, Atlanta, and Margaret Blumenthal, Pittsburgh, PA. The family also includes his brother-in-law Stan W. Brooks (Rebecca) of Grand Ridge, FL; nieces and nephews: Sarah Brooks of Marianna, Rachel Brooks of Tallahassee, Zachary Brooks (Colleen) of Tallahassee, Stephen Gauss (Nekeshier) of Tallahassee; several Davis cousins in Tennessee, Alabama, and Oklahoma; and five great nieces and nephews: Emma Reagan, Coleman Reagan, Nikki Taylor Gauss, Cheyenne Miranda Gauss, and Harper Christiana McClure-Brooks.

Parker was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Mack Parker Davis, his mother, Mrs. Mildred Fleming Davis, and his infant son Stephen McCarrell Davis.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 7067, Bainbridge, GA 39818 or to one’s favorite charity. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com.

Ivey Funeral Home – Bainbridge Georgia 39819 (229) 246-3232