Walter “Sam” Davis

Walter “Sam” Davis, 80, of Buckhannon, W.Va., passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the compassionate care of WV Hospice.

He was born July 9, 1938 in St. Albans, W.Va., a son of the late Walter Scott Davis and Mayme Gertrude Lipscomb Davis-White.

Sam is survived by his four children: Stephen Roslyn of London, UK,  James Davis and wife, Missy, of French Creek, W.Va.,  Janine Barr and husband, David, of Fairview, W.Va., and Jessica Davis and companion, Joseph Conti, of Buckhannon; step son: Barry Adkins and wife, Pamela, of Pittsburgh; 16 grandchildren: Jason, Stacey, Sam, Chelly, Brianna, Chandra, Shannon, Patrick, Jacob, Meredith, Luke, Killian, Aiden, Andrea, Lennon, and Karoline; 15 great-grandchildren; mothers of his children: Terena Davis of French Creek, W.Va., and Jean Cleaver of Winter Haven, Fla.; and last but not least, his beloved Rottweiler, Dutchess.

In addition to his parents, Sam is also preceded in death by two sons: Walter Scott Davis and Shannon Lee Davis; and two brothers: William “Bill” Gaylor and James Gaylor.

Sam attended Greenbrier Military School before graduating St. Albans High School class of 1956. He went on to enlist in the United States Air Force and was stationed in England where he really enjoyed the scenery.  He was a Baptist by faith, an avid hunter and fisherman, a member of the American Kennel Club, and owner/operator of Mountain Heritage Hardwoods in Buckhannon. His greatest achievement was the wiring and maintaining the “Big John” mountain top removal equipment for Ashland Mining Company.

In keeping with Sam’s wishes cremation has been honored.  A military interment will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the National Cemetery at Grafton with military honors accorded by the Upshur County Honor Guard and the United States Air Force.

Tomblyn-Clutter Funeral & Cremation is honored and privileged to serve the family of Walter “Sam” Davis. Online condolences may be expressed at

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