Edward Davis, truck driver, caterer

February 24, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Edward Davis, a retired truck driver and caterer, died Feb. 16 of a heart attack at his West Baltimore home. He was 81.

Mr. Davis, who was born and raised in Baltimore, was a 1946 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School.

He worked as a truck driver for many years for Davidson Transfer. He retired in 1983 and had been an active member of Teamsters Local 557.

During the 1970s and early 1980s, Mr. Davis owned and operated a Baltimore catering firm.

Mr. Davis, who enjoyed cooking, liked entertaining family and friends at backyard cookouts. He also liked taking cruises and watching Westerns.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 2812 Reisterstown Road.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, the former Gladys Miller; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. His son, Robert S. Davis, died in 1983, and his second son, Lamont A. Davis, died in 2004.

An earlier version of this obituary gave the wrong date for Mr. Davis' services. The Baltimore Sun regrets the error.

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