Passing of Dolphus “Boyd” Davis June 27, 2021

Dolphus “Boyd” Davis
January 8, 1948 ~ June 27, 2021 (age 73)

Obituary

Boyd Davis

Boyd passed away after a long illness on June 27, 2021, at the age of 73.  He was the beloved and cherished husband of Anna (nee Belfiore) Davis and survived by his son Jeff, his mother Floy Davis, sister Brenda Johnson, brother Barry (Vera), and sister-in-law Betty Davis.  He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Doug Davis, father Dolphus B. Davis and brother, Bernie Davis.

Boyd graduated from Aiken High School and the University of Cincinnati.  He served 4 years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a jet mechanic.  He achieved the rank of E-5 in the first two years of his service.

Boyd was loved by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.  Once you met Boyd you recognized and remembered him as a fun loving, personable man with a great sense of humor and a loving heart.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand even during times his illness caused him so much discomfort.  No one loved Christmas decorations and working in his yard more than Boyd.  His reward was sitting on the back deck drinking his coffee and watching tv.    

Boyd was a music lover and retained lyrics to every song he heard.  His love of music started with his lead roles in high school musicals.  He was an avid UC Bearcat football fan. Boyd loved playing soft ball and his homeruns are still talked about on the West Side of Cincy.  He coached both Jeff and Doug in numerous sports teams.  These now young men always remember him driving them in his Datsun station wagon.  Telling him every time they saw him.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home, 2880 Boudinot Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45238.  Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at San Antonio Church, 1950 Queen City Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45214.  Burial will follow at the New St. Joseph Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:

San Antonio Church, Ladies & Men’s Society, Holy Family Parish, 814 Hawthorne Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45205  https://holyfamilycincinnati.weshareonline.org/ or

The City Gospel Mission, 1805 Dalton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45214  https://www.citygospelmission.org/donate/give-donation/

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