“God has smiled on me, He has set me free”
As our beloved transitioned, his loved ones were present to make his journey easier for all concerned. Our beloved Chester Davis left his earthly home from McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina on Saturday, October 30, 2021.
We, as believers, know that Corinthians 5:8 says: “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
Chester Davis, affectionately known as “Putten” was born in Stamford, Connecticut on December 3, 1962. He was a loving son of the late Chester Hicks and Fannie Mae Davis Coleman. He and his brothers were reared in Hartsville, South Carolina by his maternal grandparents, the late Albert Davis and the late Josephine Graham Davis. He was the oldest grandchild, and he was a joy. His aunts and uncles loved their “Putten.” He grew up in a loving environment, where sisters, brothers, cousins, neighbors, and friends were valued. He invited his friends to his home because he knew “Mum” would cook, all be safe, and have good clean fun.
He was educated in the Public Schools of Darlington County. He was a 1980 graduate of Hartsville High School. He was a proud member of the ROTC. He won many awards because he exhibited many stately and commanding qualities. He was true soldier and natural leader. In school he had many friends because he was carefree and enjoyed joking and having a good time.
Putten was a diligent worker. He was employed for 39 years at A. O. Smith as a Machine Operator. He was a valuable employee. He also held a parttime position with The Honorable Michael Baxley, Esquire. He was a family man. He always provided and protected them. Whenever he was seen, his loving daughter was with him. They were inseparable.
In his leisure, he enjoyed watching football. He was an avid Washington Redskins now known as Washington Football Team fan. He even had a tattoo to prove it.
He found a good thing and married his soul mate, Lois Huggins Davis. She was his pride and joy. He was devoted and showed it.
Putten was introduced to the teaching of Jesus at an early age. He was a life long member of Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where he sung on the Choir. In his youth, he attended Sunday School, Regular Church Service, Revival, and other Church activities.
Putten loved all of his family. He wanted all to just get along. At family gatherings, he was known as the Aluminum Foil Man. He enjoyed frying fish. He invited many to his home to show-off his cooking skills.
The memories of Putten will always be in our hearts because he impacted the life of many. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, nephew, cousin, neighbor, and friend. His legacy will live on with his devoted wife, Lois Huggins Davis; three daughters, Chestiva Davis (Kevin Ponds), Ty’ Shikka McFarland, and Tina Commander; eight grandchildren; one great grandchildren; two brothers, Michael Davis and Charles Davis; two stepsisters, Angela Solomon and Darlene Sowell; two uncles, Samuel Davis and L. C. Cranford; three aunts, Arena Davis, Edna Boyd, and Shirley Davis; four special friends, Echo Bevin, Brandon Moses, The Honorable Michael Baxley, Esquire, and Robert Synder; five sisters-in-law, Lillie Grace Lighty, Juliet McIver, Christy Jacob, Terry Jennings, and Bonnie Gee; two brothers-in-law, Timothy Huggins and Anthony Huggins; a special nephew, Chris (Ria) Huggins, numerous special fist cousins, the Boyd’s, the Burton, the Cranford’s, the Davis’, the James’, the Manigault’s, the Wheeler’s; and a host of other close relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1003 E. Home Avenue, Hartsville, SC .
Due to COVID restrictions, Mask are Required.
Please keep the family of Chester "Putten" Davis in your thoughts and prayers.