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Dolphus "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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Will miss you Boyd, you were such a sweet and loving Man. I will miss talking to you at family gatherings and making me laugh. I remember coming to your house for family gatherings. You and Anna had the best Family gatherings, so much love and fun. You always had interesting history and science facts you would share when we talked. Will miss your hugs and sweet smile the most. Love always Rosa and Greg
Rosa Compton Jul 6 2021 12:00 AM
Beloved family member gone to soon. My dad (Ceifer Davis) always spoke of family so we would know about them and Im grateful for that. Sending my condolences and prayers to the family.
Thinking of you Marty and Tina Davis Brown and Family
Marty and Tina Davis Brown and Family Jul 5 2021 12:00 AM
Celebrating July 4th was always a blast as well as our Christmas Eve get togethers. Im thankful to have gotten to share so many happy family gatherings with you Uncle Boyd and wish that I could turn back time as Cher would say to do it all again. May you be at peace now. Love you
Kathy Jun 30 2021 12:00 AM