Edward S. “Ed” Davis, Jr.

March 31, 1954 - October 10, 2018

Edward S. “Ed” Davis, Jr., age 64, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2018, surrounded by family, listening to the Grateful Dead.

Born in Wilmington on March 31, 1954, he is survived by his wife, Deborah, and children, Eric S. Davis and his wife Faith, Brian S. Davis, and Adam S. Davis.

A child of the Eastern Shore, he was an avid hunter and fisher, ever on the pursuit of fins and furs. Captain of his boat the “Whale Tale,” he was happiest “˜putzing’ on projects at home and beach property in Tuckahoe Acres. As an Air Force Veteran, Constable of 35 years at Christiana Hospital, and life time NRA member and instructor, he preached safety and balancing perspectives within any situation.

Never losing his thirst for adventure, he enjoyed cruising and making good time on long drives. In the past year, he drove cross country solo on Route 66 from it’s beginning in Chicago to the Santa Monica Pier in California. He will be remembered for his willingness to help others, see the best in people, and unique sense of humor.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Monday, October 15, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A second visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, where a funeral service will being at 11 am and reception to follow. Interment will be held privately in Gracelawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Road, The Oxford Building Suite 102, Newark, DE 19702.


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21 Condolences for Edward S. “Ed” Davis, Jr.

  • To the Davis Family, My sincere sympathy on the passing of Ed. We were co-workers at Christiana Care Hospital for many years. He will always be in my thoughts & prayers. May he rest in peace. Take care & God bless.

  • Ed, I’ve known you for over 30 years my friend. I always enjoyed our conversations over these years. You’ll be deeply missed my brother. Gods Speed to you and your family and friends

  • Brian, I am so sorry for your lost loss. My condolences to you and your entire family. My your dad rest in peace.

  • Debbie & family, I’m so sorry for your loss of a wonderful husband & father. Rest In Peace Ed.

  • To the Davis Family,Sorry for the lost of your love one. You are in our prayers. Ed and I were co-workers at Christiana Care Hospital.

  • Ed, Rest In Peace Sgt. Davis. I first met you at Christiana Hospital in 1992 and you introduced me to your Deer Chili which I grew to really like. My first tenure was short before leaving for the New Castle County Police Department not knowing I’d return to Christiana Care 20 yrs later and the first night we worked together you brought me in a batch of your Deer Chili. Thanks Ed for that and all the cruise talk. My sincerest condolences to Ed’s family and Godspeed. -Leroy Bryant

  • Ed, You were a co-worker and a good friend for many years. You taught me just about everything I know about hunting, and alot about fishing too. I enjoyed every moment we spent together, on the Whale Tale, in the goose pit, and in the deer woods. I’m so glad that you stopped in to see me and my wife in our new home in FL a few months back, If I had known that it would be our last time together, I would have asked you to stay longer. You will be dearly missed.

  • There are very few people you meet in life that bring flavor, laughter, kindness, and friendship.
    I knew him as Sgt. He was one of the finest men I ever had the pleasure of knowing. It has been my honor Sgt.Davis To laugh, share your deer jerky, and even go shooting with you. May peace, and rest be your greatest reward for all the lives you’ve touched!
    I will miss you sir!

  • Debbie, Ed was a fun guy. I remember a great day on the boat in lewes. We got burnt but had fun and crabs so yum. You were loved very much, sorry you had to say good by. Praying for comfort.

  • Dear Debbie, my heart breaks for you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • RIP my friend with fair skies and calm seas……..

  • good hunting

  • Sgt. Davis you will be greatly missed. You were my first supervisor when I came to Christiana hospital. I enjoyed our conversation and working with you. You will be truly missed RIP prayers to the family
    #3914- 10-7.

  • Debbie and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • RIP my friend, may the sun be on your face and wind at your back

  • Ed, You were a great “cuz” and friend. I will always have the wonderful memories of our road trip in the summer of 1973 driving from Detroit, MI to New Castle, DE by way of Canada and New England. What a fine time we had then!! Also, your many visits to the farm when we were growing up were great fun! Michele joins me in sending our heartfelt condolences to Debbie, Eric, Brian, and Adam and rest of your family.

    Don & Michele

  • So very sorry to lose a great friend and hunting buddy; I know how hard his last days and months were- it was hard to watch. My prayers and sympathy to the family at this tough time. Rest In Peace, Ed.

  • I’m so glad I had the opportunity to know him and your family. My heart goes out to all of you, but I know he is at peace now. You’re in my prayers

  • Ed was one of the very few true gentlemen whom I had the pleasure of working with on the nightshift; never a sneer, snicker, unkind assumption, suspicion, nor crude remark in the presence of a lady. He will always be remembered for his clean conversation, consistent professionalism, and willingness to assist in any way he could, especially for the newbies. He so appreciated the late-night meatball suppers, our questions, and was one of the few who could be trusted among the ladies on my staff and in fellow leadership. So kind, so rare, and when he retired, the loss was great. Even my dear husband was thankful for Ed’s very rare kindnesses and mindfulness for our safety in the late-night hours. Our prayers to you and your family as you grieve. Rest in peace, Ed, our well-respected friend and co-worker; many thanks for your big smile and genuine respect. See you there!

  • Dear Debbie and family,
    I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am of Ed’s passing. I only knew Ed about the last 5 years of his life. We hunted together some and Ed was such a nice and giving man. I am sorry that I didn’t attend the funeral, but I just found out about his passing. He invited my brother and I down to the trailer and we hunted at Assowoman last year. I will miss him dearly and consider him a good friend. Ed and shared something in common and that was my dad has Pulmonary Fibrosis also. Thanks, Ed!

  • I’m sorry I did not know of Ed’s passing. His name was mentioned at the Memorial Day Service @ Tuckahoe Acres Monday morning of people who had passed since last year. I was shocked. I went to school with Ed and enjoyed catching up with him at Tuckahoe. My belated prayers are with your family. My husband and I missed a lot of time down there last year and when I was there I would go by the trailer but never seem to catch up with Ed. In 2017 he told me his health was not good. Sure will miss running into him at Tuckahoe,