obit-thumbnail

Shirley Dowling Davis

March 4, 1937 - May 18, 2022
Visitation
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
309 Gower Street
Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 233-7717 | Map
Friday 5/20, 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Cemetery
Woodlawn Memorial Park
1 Pine Knoll Dr.
Greenville, SC 29609
Saturday 5/21, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Mass
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
309 Gower Street
Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 233-7717 | Map
Friday 5/20, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family and friends who are unable to attend the services can view the live stream of the funeral service by clicking on the “Watch Service” button located on the main obituary page

Shirley Dowling Davis, wife of Charles H. Davis, III, died on May 18, 2022 at 6:03 a.m. Born on March 4, 1937, in Greenville, SC, the second of 16, she was the daughter of the late Charlene Manley and Francis T. Dowling. A lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, she loved singing in theContinue Reading

Tribute Video

Plant a tree in memory of Shirley
An environmentally friendly option.
Denise Gaines Taylor left a message on June 14, 2022:
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I know that she will be missed by so many family and friends. The video tribute was so beautiful. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Denise Gaines Taylor
John L Bracknell left a message on June 2, 2022:
Tommy, sorry to learn of your sister's passing. Our thoughts and prayers for you, Donna, and your family. John and Holly Bracknell
Steve Hand left a message on May 24, 2022:
Shirley was such a nice, sweet, and pretty lady. I had the privilege of working with her for many years at Greenville Technical College. For many years I did not know that Brad was her son. Brad and I have known each other for almost fifty years starting at Wade Hampton High School. Sure was sad news to hear that she passed away. May all the memories cushion the pain for one of Greenville’s largest families. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this difficult time. May the Lord give you strength and peace.
Eliana Peck left a message on May 24, 2022:
Beautiful service and tribute for a beautiful lady. I remember meeting her couple times, Angie. She was a very special lady. My heart and prayers are with you and your family at this moment. Love and prayers on your way.
Carolyn and Jimmy Dowling left a message on May 22, 2022:
Charles, Brad, Angie and Camille and all the extended family. Shirley was such a classy lady! Always dressed to the nines and had a huge heart. She was the glue that kept our sibling birthday lunches together until Covid hit and we had just talked about getting back into that routine. We loved her dearly and will greatly miss her. Much love.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jack T & Connie Campbell left a message on May 22, 2022:
Prayers for Charlie & family.
Dianne Granger Jackson left a message on May 21, 2022:
I am so sorry about Shirley’s passing. She was a joy to work with at Greenville Tech. May she Rest In Peace and rise in glory. Dianne
Emma Farnsworth Carver left a message on May 20, 2022:
So truly sorry for your loss, she was so beautiful! Her presence was Always noticed . The Dowling’s are Wonderful people inside and out. Sincerely Emma Farnsworth Carver
Tom and Mary LaPierre left a message on May 20, 2022:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this very difficult time. 🙏🙏🙏 It's just never easy to say goodbye and let go of our loved ones😥 God rest your soul and may peace follow you and your family forever. ❤🙏❤🙏
Wanda Smith left a message on May 20, 2022:
Dear Charles, Brad and Davis family. I am so very sad for the loss of our dear Shirley. She was so very precious every time I spoke to her. I will miss her greatly. You each are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Pat & Steven Miskey left a message on May 20, 2022:
Our deepest condolences to the Davis family.
DONNA G DOWLING left a message on May 20, 2022:
Charles, Brad, Cam, Angie, and families, What a gift and blessing to me to have known and loved Shirley for fifty+years! I admired her for so many reasons and learned valuable lessons just by observing how she lived her life. She was full of joy and laughter, took pleasure in each of her numerous siblings, their spouses, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, not to mention the love and devotion to her own children, in-laws, grands, and greatgrands! She was committed to keeping us connected and was the link to family birthday celebrations. She was direct and honest, always true to herself and lived with a positive attitude accepting what could not be changed. She is irreplaceable in our hearts, and we will treasure her memory forever!
Britney Teie Preston left a message on May 20, 2022:
Shirley was such a kind aunt! She took me to get my drivers license, and was always so sweet and encouraging to me each time I saw her. She will always be thought of fondly by my family, and we send our loving condolences to her children and grandchildren.
Gay (Bennett) Shorr, Joy (Bennett) Godsey, Samm Bennett left a message on May 20, 2022:
Our deepest condolences to Shirley’s entire family. We have wonderful memories of times spent at the home of our Dowling cousins and are with each of you in our hearts as we express sorrow over Shirley’s passing. Love to all, Gay, Joy, and Samm
PEG WHALEN left a message on May 20, 2022:
To the Davis Family: Please accept my condolences on the passing of Mrs. Davis. As one of our favorite clients at JB Watts, over the years I had the pleasure of working with both Mr. & Mrs. Davis. Mrs. Davis was a sweet lady who will be missed.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
Show More