Londees "Lonnie" Davis, Jr., 64, of Huntersville, died November 7, 2011 at Presbyterian Hospital. He was born on July 5, 1947 in Camden, SC to Betty Baskins Davis and the late Londees Davis, Sr. Lonnie graduated from Camden High School Class of ’65 and Midlands Tech.He served in the US Air Force 49th TAC Fighter Group/8th TAC Fighter squadron, The Black Sheep. He served in England, Germany, Africa and ended his duty in New Mexico. He was a member of the Cornelius/Lake Norman Lions Club. Lonnie worked for Duke Power (McGuire Nuclear Station) in the engineering department. He was a pilot, loved to fly and loved his friends at the Bradford Airport. He flew an Ercoupe. Lonnie was an avid NASCAR fan.
Lonnie had an accident in 1969 that took his ability to walk but it did not take his love for life or positive attitude.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Cindy Davis; close friend Ronny Mays; godson, Cameron Londees Mays; Cindy’s parents, Eva and Jack Barnes; brother-in-law, Eddie Barnes (wife Maggie); sister-in-law, Jeanie Sampson (husband Sam, deceased) and Barbara Barnes; niece Morgan Barnes; nephews J.R. and Ben Earle as well as his dog Coco.
Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, Hospice and Community Care of Rock Hill or Lions Camp Dogwood or ones choice.
The family will receive friends at Christ Community Church, 16301 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville from 2-4 PM Friday, November 11, 2011.
A funeral service will be held at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, SC at 2:00 Saturday, November 12, 2011. Visitation will be one hour prior at the church. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Camden.
Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Lic. of Huntersville is serving the family. www.samuelsjamesfsl.com