header 1
header 2
header 3

In Memory

Joel Davis

Joel Davis

Joel was a good friend, we partied hardy together.  We also scuba dived together in the Keys and out in the gulf.  I remember one trip off Sarasota when we got into a patch of sharks, Joel had just speared a grouper and went to the surface to fast and got a subcutaneous emphysema in his neck making him sound like Donald Duck, fortunately it dissipated and caused no other problems.  I remember Joel's dream was to become a commercial diver and I believe he did go to school for that, but we lost touch and I don't know if he realized his dream or not. 

St. Petersburg Times ( FL ) - September 17, 2000
DAVIS, JOEL CLAYTON, 48, of Herndon, Va., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Sept. 13, 2000) at home. Born February 19, 1952, in California, he came here in 1968 from Merritt Island and moved to Virginia in the early 1970s. He was a machinist and was Methodist. Survivors include a son, Lucas G., Bradenton; two brothers, Robert D., Winter Haven, and Richard L., Charlotte, N.C.; his mother, Betty E. Davis, Charlotte; and a grandson. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.


go to bottom 
  Post Comment

01/26/11 04:04 PM #1    

Gloria Byrd (Mann)

I never did hear what the circumstances were surrounding Joel's passing but I do know that I was very saddened by the news. He had a gigantic heart, a huge contagious smile and had the ability of making you laugh when you were having a really bad day. I know that it sounds cliche but he was taken way too soon.....


10/29/20 09:26 AM #2    

John Johnson

Joel was a cool guy, and it was fun to hear him talk about anything. I remember that Joel always wanted to be a commercial diver, he talked about it often. I went on a couple of Gulf dives with Joel, especially the one on the Nanos' large Wellcraft; it was an awesome dive. May God keep and bless you, my friend.    

go to top 
  Post Comment