Sherwood Craig Davis was born on March 8, 1952 at Milford Hospital in Milford. His parents, Beatrice Rosetta Parker Davis and Lewellyn Hilbert Davis, are both deceased. He was lovingly fostered by Eliza and John Foreman of Greenwood from an early age to adulthood. He departed this life on Feb. 2, 2021.
Craig’s biological siblings include three sisters, Janice Conaway, Tracy Davis (both whom are deceased) and Geraldine Davis, and two brothers, John Parker and Windell Davis. He also has two special cousins, Martina Ingram Williams and Shalene Dial.
Craig was raised with Christine Spady and Lestine Spady along with other children and young adults in the Foreman home. Due to his longevity at the home, he became as a natural member of the Foreman family. He was blessed to have important figures in his life whom he regarded as Aunt Nanny (Dora Foreman Bell), Aunt Clarice (Clarice Foreman Waters), Aunt Bea (Beatrice Foreman Carter) and Pops (Preston Foreman). He completed Woodbridge High School in 1970 and entered the U.S. Army under the buddy system. He completed a short tour in Germany but spent the majority of his time in the Army Reserve (20 years). While in the Army, he served as chef-cook. After active duty, he spent many years as a loyal employee of James Thomson and Penn Fiber Companies in Greenwood.
Craig was married to Brenda Hopkins Davis. One child was born to this union – Craig Isaiah Davis. He had a stepdaughter, Tanya Hopkins. He was later married to Jean Watts Davis and had a stepdaughter, Tynayia Watts along with two other stepchildren.
Craig was a long-term member of Trinity United Methodist Church and faithfully worshipped with the Foreman family.
Craig, affectionately known as “Ghost”, was an avid supporter of the Woodbridge Athletic Association and games, attending most of the athletic events for the Woodbridge School District. He would accompany his good friend, Clayton Yocum, to football, basketball, baseball and softball games for many years. As a lover of sports, in his leisure time, Craig coached and umpired many baseball and softball games.
For over 20 years, he was involved in the Woodbridge Little League. Craig was also involved in Pop Warner Football and supported many of their activities. He and his long-time friend, William Norman, now deceased, were involved with bowling leagues as well.
We will treasure the moments we were blessed to share in Craig’s life, remembering his gentle spirit, his kindness and willingness to help wherever he could; Craig had a great enthusiasm for life. He was blessed to share in the lives of his many family members and friends.
Services for Craig Davis will be March 10, 2021. Viewing from 11 a.m.-noon and funeral service noon- 1 p.m. Services to be held at McPherson Funeral Services, Laurel.
In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made to McPherson Funeral Services.