Boyd Franklin “Frank” Davis, 96, of Hilton Head Island, SC passed away on January 2, 2022 in Hilton Head Island. Frank was born on October 11, 1925 in Atlanta, GA to Boyd and Mildred Davis. He graduated from Boys High School in Atlanta, GA, and received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. In 1953, Frank married the love of his life, Jean Hawkins. They were married for 41 years until her passing in 1994. During his career, Frank was employed by Retail Credit Company (now Equifax), and Allstate Insurance Company, where he served as an executive for over 30 years.
Frank lived in many places during his life, including Atlanta, GA, Signal Mountain, TN, Columbia, SC, Charlotte, NC, St, Petersburg, FL, Roanoke, VA, Libertyville, IL, Blowing Rock, NC, and Hilton Head Island. After retirement, Frank enjoyed bicycling and hiking. He enjoyed telling a story about how he once received a speeding ticket while riding his bicycle! Even into his eighties, Frank loved to hike up to 10 miles in a day on North Carolina mountain trails. He often attributed his longevity to keeping active. Frank was a lifelong animal lover, owning many dogs and cats. He loved to have his dogs accompany him on his hikes. He was also a baseball fan, a love that he passed along to his four sons. Frank was an avid traveler, especially enjoying family camping trips all over the country. He also visited many other locations, including Alaska, Hawaii, the Philippines, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Frank was the proud father of four sons, Michael (Ruth) Davis, Boyd Davis, Daniel Davis, and Peter (Roxie) Davis. His grandchildren are Daniel (Katie) Davis, Erik (Monica) Davis, Mitchell Davis, Rebecca (Jonathan) Henson, and Ian Davis. His great-grandchildren are Fox Renczarski and Penelope Henson.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife Jean, his son Daniel, and his parents.
Frank will be remembered by his family and friends for his love, honesty, integrity, patriotism, generosity, persistence and financial responsibility. Although generally a quiet man, Frank conveyed his feelings to his family and friends in so many ways. His legacy will thrive through his multi-generational family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the charity of the donor's choice.