Luther Charles Davis, age 75, of Clewiston, passed away April 20, 2013 in Clewiston. He was born May 17, 1937 in St. Cloud, FL to the late Luther "Dink" Nanthes Davis, Jr. and the late Wilma Evelyn (McClure) Davis.
Luther began his career at the age of 15 with Futch Funeral Home of Clewiston. Luther then graduated from Clewiston High School in 1955 before enlisting in the National Guard and then the US Air Force in which he served until 1959. After which he returned to Clewiston and began his internship with the local Funeral Home until finally attending and graduating from Gupton Jones Mortuary College in Dallas, TX in 1965. Upon graduation he returned to Clewiston and began working for Pattison Funeral Home as both a Funeral Director and an EMT, which was a first for Hendry County. In 1978 he co-purchased the business and opened and operated Akin-Davis Funeral Homes, P.A. until his retirement in 2004. Luther was also a licensed commercial pilot. Luther was very devoted to his family and friends and proudly served his community for over 53 years.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at Evangel Assembly of God in Clewiston with Pastor Gary Corley officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 23, from 6-8 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston.