YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Samuel “Sam” Lee Davis, of Youngstown, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, at the age of 79.

Sam was born on June 6, 1944, the child of Charles Bell and Viola Johnson Davis in Montgomery, Alabama.

Sam was a graduate of East High School and attended Youngstown State University.

He was a lineman at General Motors.

He enjoyed carpentry, listening to jazz and was an avid agricultural enthusiast “gardener.” He also enjoyed just sitting on his front porch, waiving at those passing by.

He leaves to cherish his memories, two daughters, Lovise C. Davis and Nichol (Vernon) Gilbert; two grandsons, Corey P. Thomas and Kevin D. Bracy-Davis; five great-grandchildren he adored; siblings, Veola Johnson, Betty (Fred) McIntosh, Louise (Raymond) Wright, Roosevelt (Shirley) Davis, Arvella Davis and Maxine “Cookie” Connor and a host of nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Viola Davis, Claudie Bell Davis, Mary Elizabeth Davis and Willie James Davis.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 12:00 Noon at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, prior to the service.

We here at Mason’s were given the extreme honor to serve the family during this bereavement hour. We are grateful to you for choosing us to serve you during this time. Please remember the Davis Family in your daily prayers. Pray for comfort and peace to help them during this period of bereavement.

A television tribute will air Monday, September 25 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.