Alton Theodore Davis

November 8, 1937 - May 4, 2006
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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 � 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.

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Born: November 8, 1937
Died: May 4, 2006

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David Newham posted on 9/16/10

I am sorry to hear about our shipmate Al Davis, who served aboard the USS LYNDE McCormick DDG 8. A listing for Al has been placed on the Memorial Page on


Lori Gray posted on 5/24/06

Please relay my deepest sympathy to Mr. Davis' family. Al was highly respected at SDG&E, and I know he is truly missed by all of us who worked with him. Respectfully, Lori Gray Executive Assistant to the Corporate Secretary (Retired)


Bertha Aviles posted on 5/17/06

Our prayers our with your family, may the Lord Bless all your family, and may he give you strength and courage to continue your journey. It's very hard and it takes time to recovery from such a great lost. I worked with Mr. Davis, and it was great working with such a great man. He did a lot of good things for our department. I will always have special memories of working with your husband. My condolences goes to you and all your family. Hang in there and stay strong for your family. A mother is what holds a family together, and in these hard times you are the one that needs to be strong for all. Al is in heaven with our LORD JESUS and is watching all of us from heaven. Know that he will always be with you all in your hearts and your memories. Take care and God Bless.


John and B.J. French posted on 5/13/06

We were saddened to learn of Al's death after such a long and valiant struggle. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as you strive to cope with this loss. Devotedly, your Key West neighbors, B.J. and John


SANDRA ZAGEL posted on 5/13/06