April 2, 1939 - June 7, 2019
Charles (Charlie) Lawrence Davis departed this life on June 7, 2019, having reached eighty years of age. Charlie lived in Carrollton, Texas at the time of his death and lived most of his life in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including Arlington, Flower Mound, Weatherford, and Fort Worth. Charlie was born April 2, 1939, the first child of Charles Whatley Davis and Lucie Elizabeth Davis [née Smith] in Brownwood, Texas. His parents pre-deceased him.
Death for Charlie attributes to complications related to the genetic disease Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Despite the disease, he lived a full and active life and enjoyed a wide circle of friends.
He married Teri Mancil [née Theresa Margaret Ann Howard] August 25, 1979 in Fort Worth, Texas. Charlie is survived by his wife Teri Davis, his stepson Anthony [Tony] Thomas Mancil, his son Kevan Maxwell Davis, his grandson Asher Quinn Davis, his only sibling Richard Dennis Davis, and many other family members.
Charlie attended the University of Oklahoma with studies in physics and had a career in engineering. He retired from Abbott Laboratories, Diagnostics Division, after successfully providing five U.S. patents for inventions for the company.
Military experience for Charlie was a short career in the U.S. Army during the period between U.S. involvement in Korea and Vietnam.
Travels in his life included trips to England and Japan for business purposes, family travels to Thailand and other locations in Asia and the Pacific as well as points in Canada, Mexico and islands in the Caribbean. State-side travels were widespread from coast to coast as part of his extensive involvement and leadership within the Porsche Club of America.
Hobbies for Charlie included snow skiing, sports car activities, and photography. His expertise in driving Porsches and handling a camera were affirmed by his serving as a well-appreciated instructor in both fields. Due to his illness, snow skiing activities ended in 2002 with the Salt Lake City Paralympics, where his niece Muffy Davis medaled in downhill skiing. The altitude became intolerable. As his health deteriorated, participation in driving events were curtailed, but he enjoyed photography his whole life.
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Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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