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Jay Davis

February 13, 1959 - July 1, 2018

Jay Van Davis, 59, of Hampstead, passed away Sunday July 1, 2018 at his home.

Born on February 13, 1959 in Kinston, NC the son of Barbara Ellen Stroud Davis of Pink Hill, NC and the late James Garland Davis.

He had over 30 years in law enforcement and was with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department at the time of his death, and before that was with the NC Department of Motor Vehicles. Out of love of the sea and off-shore boating, he was also bestowed upon the license of Captain by the United States Coast Guard.

He married his high school sweetheart Tina Albertson on June 17, 1978 and they have shared 40 years of happiness. He also leaves behind a son, Jeremy Davis and wife Lisa of Wilmington; daughter, Allyson Davis Ayers and husband Stevie of Bear Grass, NC; brother, Mike Davis of Hampstead; sister, Jo Lin Metts of New Bern, NC and four grandchildren, Hayden, Mackenzie, and Mason Davis, and Hannah Ayers. Being left behind are also very special sisters-in-law and brother-in-law along with many loving nieces and nephews. He will also be greatly missed by his long-time furry feline buddy, Ziggy.

A Celebration of Life service with full Law Enforcement honors will be held 11:00 AM Monday, July 9, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church, 2501 N. College Road Wilmington, NC 28405.

The family will see friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jay’s memory to:

North Carolina Coastal Federation at TMCFunding.com or

New Hanover County Law Enforcement Officers Association at TMCFunding.com

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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