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Barrett Davis Sr.

November 16, 1927 ~ March 30, 2020 (age 92)

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Barrett Davis Sr., 92, of Morehead City, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 30­, 2020, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House.

A private funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020, at First Baptist Church in Morehead City, officiated by Dr. Nate Leonard. Interment will follow at Bayview Cemetery. Out of respect and concern for public health and safety, the family invites friends to view the webcasting of the service at Munden Funeral Home’s website.

Barrett was born on November 16, 1927, to Fred Dorr Davis and Frances Scott Davis in Morehead City. He graduated from Morehead City High School in 1944. He served in the United States Army from 1950 – 1952 in the Korean War. Upon his return from the war he married his pen pal Nellie B. Kelly from Darlington, South Carolina in 1953. They began a life together in Morehead City where he became a successful business co-owner of Scott’s Auto Service until his retirement in 1997. Barrett was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Morehead City where he was a deacon and served on many other committees.

Barrett had many hobbies including sailing, boating, fishing, hunting and many other outdoor activities but his favorite hobby became carving wooden decoys. He entered these carvings in many shows and was a member of the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild.

He is survived by his wife, Nell Davis of the home; daughter, Linda Carol Davis of Newport; son, Dr. Barrett Davis Jr. and wife Beth of Morehead City; and 4 grandsons, Gene Gillikin Jr. of Greenville; Tanner Davis, Carson Davis and Sawyer Davis, all of Morehead City. He had many nieces and nephews and was loved by all.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Fred and Frances Davis and brothers, Fred Dorr Davis Jr. and Gerald Scott Davis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House at P.O. Box 640, Newport, NC 28570 or First Baptist Church at 810 Bridges St., Morehead City, NC 28557.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

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Funeral Service
April 3, 2020

2:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Morehead City
810 Bridges St
Morehead City, NC 28557

Video is available for this event

Interment Following Funeral Service
April 3, 2020

Bayview Cemetery, MHC
North 20th Street
Morehead City, NC 28557


Crystal Coast Hospice House
PO Box 640, Newport NC 28570

First Baptist Church
810 Bridges St., Morehead City NC 28557
Tel: 1-252-726-4142

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