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Florence – Funeral service for Mr. Robert Lee “Pokey” Davis will be conducted 11:00 AM, Friday, March 9, 2018 at J. O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 S. Johns St., Florence. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens of Florence directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC. 

Mr. Robert Lee “Pokey” Davis was born July 7, 1944 to the late John and Viola Eagleton Davis. He died Saturday, March 3, 2018.

“Pokey” as he was affectionately called was a faithful member of Mt. Rona Baptist Church in Effingham, SC. 

Robert attended the Public Schools of Florence. He was employed with Charles Ingram Lumber Company until his retirement. 

Robert was joined in holy matrimony to the late Doris Valentine Davis. 

Survivors include a son, Robert L. Davis Jr.; four sisters and caregivers, Vivian (Henry) Paul, Lillie Bell Packer, Patricia Freeman and Tina Duncan; two devoted nieces, Daisey Paul and Renia Paul Patterson; a host of nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. 

The family will receive friends at 606 Rose Street, Florence.

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  • Sunday, March 04, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith Funeral Home of Florence
  • Monday, March 05, 2018
    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved family member. When a loved one falls asleep in death it grieves the heart. The Bible has beautiful and comforting scriptures to help cope with the grief and sadness. Psalm 147:3 says: He (God) heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds. And the promise for the future at Isaiah 26:19; Your dead will live. And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life. To learn more about this promise please visit our website: jw.org and view the comforting video; What is the Condition of the Dead?
    ~ R. Sweatman   Decatur, GA
  • Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    "Friends of our God, though they may pass away, will never be forgotten. All those asleep who in God's Memory stay, from death He will awaken. Then we'll come to see all that life can be: Paradise eternally!" John 6:40; John 11:11
    ~ Lorraine Denson   Kansas City, MO
  • Friday, March 09, 2018
    Dear Family, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. My sincere condolences to you. May you think of the many beautiful memories that you shared with Mr. Robert, and cherish those precious moments. May the God of all comfort caress your heart with his living promise to one day reunite you together again in the future paradise mentioned at Revelation 21: 4,5. Our Dear Heavenly Father Jehovah (Psalms 83:18 )knows the many tears you cry and he will sustain you if you let him. I was thinking of you and hoping that you can find comfort during this difficult time.
    ~ Denise   Greenville, SC
  • Monday, March 12, 2018
    God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Psalm 46:1 says: "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress". Nahum 1:7 says: 'God "is a stronghold in the day of distress, and is mindful of those seeking refuge in him". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you!
    ~ Rachel Morton
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    We deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. You can find out more online at JW.ORG ~~~ You are also cordially invited to the memorial of Jesus death. The means by which the promise of a paradise is possible. Saturday, March 31, 2018 at at 7:00 pm ; Location: Hampton Inn & Suites 1735 Stokes Rd, Florence, SC 29501
    ~ R&R Lopez