Stanley B. Davis

Born on December 18, 1931 in Jonesport, Maine
Departed January 18, 2023 in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Stanley Burton Davis passed away on January 18th, 2023 at the age of 91. He and his wife had recently moved to Melbourne from Niceville, FL, where they had lived for over 30 years.

He himself had said that he lived an interesting and good life, with a family, occupations, and hobbies that brought him happiness. He was originally from Maine. After a period in the Air Force, Mr. Davis worked at NASA (during the Apollo era), RCA, and Harris Corporation. At the latter, his work included being program manager for the updated U.S. – U.S.S.R. “Hotline” in the 1970s, and managing the development of new satellite communication systems for the military, eventually earning the position of VP of Manufacturing. After retirement from Harris, he stayed active by doing consulting, teaching college level courses in business management, and co-authored books on management and ISO standards.

He excelled in many hobbies. He enjoyed carpentry and built pieces of furniture, and once even constructed an elaborate landscape for a toy train. He was also very interested in photography and perfected his skills (with many cameras over the years) including developing some of his photos himself in the darkroom.
Mr. Davis also loved flying, whether it was an actual plane, a remote controlled model, or in more recent years, a computer flight simulator. He enjoyed listening to various kinds of music, from jazz and classical to folk and pop tunes. He appreciated the outdoors, from the oceanside to the mountains. He also enjoyed watching sports and auto racing.

He loved his family and did his best to provide a good home for his wife and sons. He was very good and caring to his extended family as well, and developed many friendships over the years in the many places he lived. He was an active member of various church congregations over the years. He brought many of his engineering skills to his daily life too, and was one of the most organized people anyone could ever meet, with the highest standards for anything he set out to do.

Mr. Davis is survived by his wife Sammie, his son Stanley and wife Nancy, his son Jeffrey and wife Louise, grandsons Louis and Philip with wife Kayla, Jennifer Davis, great grandchildren Louis Jr., Isabel, and Christian, brother and sister-in-law Richard and Charlotte Constable, and niece Cathye Allen with husband Bob, and other members of his extended family and many friends.

family visitation will be from 10am to 11am on Monday January 23rd with military honors and a service to follow at 11am in the Brownlie – Maxxwell Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery on Tuesday.

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Nelson and Jo. Ann Dunnam from Apex N. C. wrote on March 7, 2023:
Just a note to let the family know how much we thought of SAMMIE AND STAN. I worked with SAMMIE on many projects and Stan was always ready to assist us as needed. They were dear friends and will keep the family in our prayers.
Virginia Peters from Niceville, Florida wrote on February 5, 2023:
I enjoyed a friendship with Sammie and Stan for 30 years. Sending love to Sammie. So sorry for your loss.
Michael Mims from Durham wrote on January 30, 2023:
Joanne and I are very sorry for your loss. I know your memories of him will help you get through these times of sadness. It appears that he had an interesting and honorable life. Thank you for sharing this information about your Dad. Mike
Margie Rivera-Braeske from CREEDMOOR NC wrote on January 30, 2023:
our most sincere condolences for you and rest of the family, may God give you all peace and strength during this difficult time and may he rest in peace until you meet again, form Margie from Brame
Clifton Perkins from Wilmington wrote on January 30, 2023:
So sorry for your loss Jeff! Sounds like you and your family have a lot to celebrate from his life. I know you will cherish those memories.
Lisa Shafer from Colonial Heights wrote on January 30, 2023:
I hope you can find peace in your wonderful memories of your father. He sounds like such an amazing man. Keeping you and your family close in my thoughts.
Greg and Britt Lawson from Durham wrote on January 28, 2023:
Jeff we were sorry to hear about your dad. What an accomplished father you had. You must be very proud of him. Now I see where you got your intelligence and work ethic. Prays for comfort for your family. Your friends, Greg and Britt
Duke Thomas from Burlington, NC wrote on January 28, 2023:
Very saddened to hear of this news. Jeff, I wish you and your family much peace during this difficult time. Duke
Wayne Pridgen from Rocky Mount wrote on January 27, 2023:
Hey Jeff, So sorry about the loss of your dad. Prayers to you and your family.
Mike Holland from Durham wrote on January 27, 2023:
Jeff, you and your entire family remain in our thoughts. May the peace of God surround you all and His comfort be ever present during this difficult time.
Jim Brame from Durham wrote on January 27, 2023:
So sorry, Jeff. I did not know about your loss. Enjoyed reading about your father. Hope that the memories you and your family have will comfort you over time. Peace be with you all.
Ellen Whisnant from Durham wrote on January 27, 2023:
I work with Jeff Davis at Brame Specialty. I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad sounded like a great and caring man. Hopefully the memories you have will help you and your family during this time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. In caring sympathy, Ellen Whisnant
Jo and Danny Deckard from Durham wrote on January 27, 2023:
Jeff and family, so sorry for your loss. Your Dad had a most interesting and full life and I know you will miss him a lot.
Bart Cash from Durham wrote on January 27, 2023:
What a full and wonderful life he lived. Praying for you and the family Jeff.
Steve Henderson from Wilmington wrote on January 27, 2023:
Jeff, Mary Beth and I are sorry for your loss. It sounds like you dad was a wonderful man. Please know that we will keep you and your family in our prayers. God bless, Steve
Bob Prestifilippo from DURHAM wrote on January 27, 2023:
Jeff- So sorry, I hope that your memories of your father help to fill the hole in your heart. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Lori Hammond from Durham wrote on January 27, 2023:
So sorry for your loss.
Kitty Allen from Niceville, FL wrote on January 23, 2023:
Sincere sympathy to Sammie and her family.
Annie and Wayne Fair from Niceville, FLorida wrote on January 23, 2023:
Stanley was such a gentleman and had such a quiet sense of humor. We have missed Stan and Sammie here in Niceville and send our condolences to Sammie and family.
Brenda and Jerry Brown from Niceville Fl wrote on January 23, 2023:
So sorry to hear this news. Stan was a wonderful man, our condolences go out to Sammy and the rest of the family. We were friends with Stanley and Sammie in Niceville and we have missed them since they moved.

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