1922 – 2023
Carleton Warner Davis, Sr., passed away at 101 years of age on Friday afternoon, November 17, 2023. Carleton was born in East Braintree, MA on November 8, 1922 and graduated from Braintree High School. Following high school, he was employed at the Fore River Shipyard before enlisting in the United States Navy and training to be a Naval Pilot. Mr. Davis serviced as a Hellcat pilot on the USS Yorktown in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and returned home to MA at the end of the war.
Following his service, Carleton married Phyllis Carlson of Abington in 1945 and set up home in Weymouth, MA. He studied structural engineering at the Franklin Institute and accepted a position with Jackson and Moreland and United Engineers in Boston, MA where he worked until retirement.
Carleton was a member of the Weymouth Baptist Church and served faithfully as Elder for many years. His life was a reflection of his Christian faith.
Mr. Davis lived in Weymouth for 54 years before moving to Granville, NY in 2010 where he resided with family.
Carleton was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis and his older siblings; one sister and three brothers. He leaves behind his four children, Carleton Davis, Jr. (Paula) of Pembroke, MA, Nancy J. Smith (Leland) of Granville, NY, Daniel D. Davis (Becky) of Raleigh, NC, and Peter G. Davis (Julie) of Eastbrook, ME; he also leaves nine grandchildren, Carleton Davis, III (Delia), Monica Floeck, Geoffrey Davis (Elizabeth), Matthew Davis (Kristi), Pamela Reece (Allan), Laura Briggs (Tyler), Paul Davis (Lindsey), Rachel Williams (Vernel), and John Floeck (Laurie). Carleton also has six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who often affectionately referred to him as Uncle Red.
Carleton was a beloved brother, Husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. He will be greatly missed by those he left.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at the family plot in Scotland Cemetery on Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, MA, where he will be laid to rest beside his wife, Phyllis.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to Compass Point Ministries, 368 Lincoln Street, Abington, MA 02351.
Arrangements are under the care of the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls, NY. Online remembrances may be made by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net.