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Davis, Charles Lawrence

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April 2, 1939 - June 7, 2019

Davis, Charles Lawrence

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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Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

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Carey Spreen

July 16, 2019 2:33PM

When I first met Charlie almost 40 years ago, I knew immediately that he was one of the people I wanted to be like when I grew up. His ability to think outside the box gave him some great ideas, and it showed in his creative photography. His knowledge of Porsches and the Porsche Club was far-ranging, and he had some great stories to tell about both. He will be missed by so many people!

Monda Hanna

June 24, 2019 2:18PM

Charlie we will miss you and many of our friends in the Porsche club knew you the last 44years. Teri we are here for you,
Bless you on your way .

Jessie Austin

June 15, 2019 8:19PM

I worked with Charlie at REI and really liked him. I was the engineering secretary at the time. We old ex-REIers are like family. I’m sorry for your loss but know he was well liked and will be remembered by many.

John Novotnak

June 14, 2019 12:16PM

Sincere condolences to his family and PCA friends. There is no doubt Charlie was one special guy. His attention to detail in photography was legendary. May he Rest In Peace.

Dennis Johnson

June 14, 2019 12:00PM

Charlie was a good friend and will be missed. He was a bright individual and a joy to visit with during Porsche Club activities. God bless Teri as she grieves his loss.

John Hamilton

June 14, 2019 11:44AM

Charlie was a great leader and perfectionist. He always took the groups in which he was a part to the next highest level. There will never be another like Charlie. Sorely missed.