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Russell John Davey, Jr.

July 8, 1931 - November 29, 2016

Obituary


Surrounded by his loving family Russell John Davey Jr. passed away November 29, 2016. He was born in Provincetown, MA on July 8, 1931. He graduated from Quincy High School in 1949. Russell joined the U.S. Navy serving as a radioman, during the Korean War. During his service he earned the Navy occupational medal-Europe class and the National defense service medal. Upon leaving the Navy, he began his career as a master electrician in Massachusetts and was an active member of the I.B.E.W. local 223. In 1973 the Davey family moved to Hanover, MA where...

Surrounded by his loving family Russell John Davey Jr. passed away November 29, 2016. He was born in Provincetown, MA on July 8, 1931. He graduated from Quincy High School in 1949. Russell joined the U.S. Navy serving as a radioman, during the Korean War. During his service he earned the Navy occupational medal-Europe class and the National defense service medal. Upon leaving the Navy, he began his career as a master electrician in Massachusetts and was an active member of the I.B.E.W. local 223. In 1973 the Davey family moved to Hanover, MA where Russell coached for the Hanover Youth Hockey League for several years. In 1981, the Davey family made Central Florida their home. Even though he retired to Central Florida he remained a loyal Boston sports fan, always cheering for the Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox. His favorite activities were taking his wife out dancing and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His entire family was blessed to share in his wisdom, passion for our country, talent for storytelling and never ending sense of humor.
He was a long time resident of Kings Lake Retirement Community in DeBary, FL. He was president of the HOA for many years and served on C.E.R.T (community emergency response team). He was an active member of the VFW 8093 in DeBary, the American Legion post 0259 in Orange City and St. Ann's Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years Beatrice J. (McDonald) Davey and 6 children, Patrice Boon, Russell J. Davey III, Kathleen Brady, Colleen Fox, Erin Sowers and Michelle Davey-Baysinger. He was beloved by his 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held December 5, 2016 at 1:00pm at Deltona Memorial Gardens in Orange City, FL.