Berkley Daniel Davis died peacefully on March 18, 2020, at age 83 with Stephanie, his wife of four decades, by his side.
Berkley was born in 1937 in Jacksonville, FL, and graduated in 1954 from Andrew Jackson High School, where he enjoyed playing clarinet in the school band. He served as a sergeant in the Army National Guard and attended what is now Florida State College at Jacksonville. He obtained the Prestigious Fellow, Life Insurance Institute, FLMI designation. He spent his lifelong career in the insurance industry, first at Peninsular Life, then American Heritage Life, and finally retiring with Allstate®.
He was an avid reader of historical fiction and non-fiction, a dedicated Democrat, a lifelong fan of the Florida State University Seminoles, and a supporter of the Jacksonville Jaguars since the team’s creation.
Family and friends of our beloved Berkley will forever miss his peaceful demeanor, quiet ways, and exceeding kindness to everyone he met.
He was preceded in death by parents Lonnie Lee and Florida Broward Davis and siblings Lonnie Jr. , Kenneth, Marjorie, and John.
He is survived by wife Stephanie; his son Stephen and his family, Susan and Amy; his daughter Tammy and her husband Darryl; his daughter Candice and her husband Jeffrey; his daughter Rebecca and her husband Michael; his stepson Craig and daughter-in-law Julie and their daughter Rebecca; stepson Keith and wife Leah and stepdaughter Shannon; brother Joe and his wife Bruette; brother Roger and his wife Diane; brothers Stanley and George; and numerous nieces and nephews who he loved.
A memorial service will be held once our Nation’s current crisis has passed.
In his honor, in lieu of sending flowers, please consider a donation to Community Hospice, Hadlow Center or a charity of your choice.
I’m so sorry for you loss, Stephanie, and sorry that he suffered so long. My prayers are with you and your family. Love, cousin Margaret
I am so sorry for your loss, Becky and Candy. Love to you all during this time.
Thanks, Tonya ?
Becky, Candy and Stephanie, our thoughts and love go out to all of you at this time of loss. Just remember when it gets really hard, that he loved all of you very much.
Berkley sounds like a wonderful guy. Sending love to Becky, Candy, and the whole Davis family.
we are thinking of you and your family at this time
Berkley was a “Special Bother” !…The family could always count on him !,,We will miss him greatly!…. It helps to know , he is in Heaven with our other family members that have passed & his good friends….Stephanie, we thank you for being a good wife for almost four decades to him…..Bless you & others of our family and God bless his good friends too,.., Thank you , Nurse Barbara & all at Community Hospice !
Thank you so much
Uncle Berkley was a special man, patient and always ready with a kind word and thoughtful advice. For the entire Davis family, I pray for peace and that your happy memories will carry you through.
Niece Seda, thank you ?
So Kind of you?
We extend our deep condolences and love to Stephanie and Berkley’s Family during this sad time.
Berkley was so kind to everyone and we appreciate so much his warm and caring ways. He is greatly missed by all of us.
May Berkley rest in eternal peace.
Veronica, Shawn, Lisa, Seda and Johnathan
My dear twin sister, thank you for your beautiful message❤
I extend my deepest condolences and support to my cousin Stephanie and to all of Berkley’s family at this time. There are few one meets in life who are as kind and thoughtful as Berkley. Always a gentleman, sweet, and compassionate to each person he encountered. His genuine caring nature was ever present. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was dearly loved by his wife, and family. May your many memories carry you through this time of great loss. . Love, Cousin Lindsay
My dear cousin I’ll cherish your message forever?
So sorry to hear about Berkeley. He was such a dear friend and neighbor and we miss you both! Praying for you Stephanie!
Thank you both so much?