Alton Theodore Davis, age 68, died on May 4, 2006 at his home in Venice, FL. He was born on November 8, 1937 in Newark, NJ. A part-time resident of Key West, FL, he moved to Venice 1 ï¿½ years ago from Santa Fe, NM where he lived for 10 years. He was Senior Vice President of San Diego Gas and Electric Company for 25 years until his retirement 13 years ago. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD and received his MBA from Pepperdine University, Pepperdine, CA. He was a Navy Veteran, serving from 1956 to 1967 during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the board of directors for the Urban League and the Francis Parker School both in San Diego, CA. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Church of Venice, FL and also of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Florida Keys.
He is survived by his wife Shirley Davis (nee Wiley) whom he married on June 9, 1962 in Annapolis, MD; sons, Christopher W. of San Diego, CA; Ted of Chicago, IL; and Sean Patrick of Reno, NV; and six granddaughters.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 11:00 AM at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL. Rev. Susanne Nazian will officiate. Interment will be private.
Memorial Donations may be made in his name to Moffitt Foundation Thoracic Oncology Program, P.O. Box 550985, Tampa, FL 33655, In Memory of Alton Davis.
Farley Funeral Home and Crematory, Venice Chapel is handling arrangements.
Friends may visit anytime online at www.farleyfuneralhome.com to sign a guest register book and extend condolences to the Alton family.