Kenneth Davis of Westmoore passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 20, 2021 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, surrounded by his family.


Kenneth was born on February 19, 1950 in Moore County to the late Mabel Davis.  He enjoyed all sports, playing basketball and softball. Kenneth worked for many years in the textile industry until his retirement. He was an avid DUKE fan, and also liked golf, deer hunting and keeping a clean car. Kenneth loved his family and enjoyed any time spent with them, especially with his granddaughters whom he adored. He was preceded in death by his brother Jimmy Davis.


Kenneth is survived by his wife, of 45 years, Phyllis; daughters: Sharon Cole (Craig), Karen Whitt (Shane), Jennifer Bowe (Chad); granddaughters: Amelia and Elsie Bowe:  brothers: Pete Davis (Eva), Johnny Davis (Paulette) all of Westmoore, sister: Judy Spivey of Robbins; also his beloved dog, Oscar; many nieces, nephews and friends.


Graveside service will be held 2:00 PM,  Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Pine Rest Cemetery in Robbins with Pastor Chris Wilson officiating along with Stephen Bowe. 


Visitation will be held Saturday January 23, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins.


The family would like to thank the staff and providers at PMC Pulmonary  Department especially Stephanie Bartell, RN  and the staff at First Health CSU.


Memorials may be made to Duke Children’s Hospital, 300 W Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701 


Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Davis family


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  1. What a wonderful picture of a fine man! For almost 50 years, the Davis family has made me feel like part of their clan…friendships worth far more than rubies or gold. I will miss Kenneth. He was so much fun, and loved to tease everybody in a good natured way. He was so likable. He was so proud of Phyllis and his girls. I will continue to remember you all in my prayers.



  2. I met Kenneth a little over 42 years ago as a coworker at Russell Hosiery. We became instant friends through our love of sports especially the Blue Devils. Life eventually took us different directions but friendship never fades and it was evident two years ago I randomly stopped by his home for the first time in many years. We picked up like we had never been apart. That’s the way Kenneth was. He would also give you the shirt off his back. I know, I was a 20 year old in Daytona with not a penny to my name. I had blown my cash the night before. My friend supported me for the next two days out of his own pocket. That’s what friends do. Kenneth I love you and will miss you. Prayers for everyone.

    • My heart is with this sweet family. Kenneth was a wonderful person. I have know he and his wife for a lot of years. You will be missed Kenneth. RIP. You work is done. Much love.

  3. I knew Kenneth for many years from the hosiery mill to the doctors office. You will be missed by many. Fly high buddy and look after the rest of us here on earth. Til we meet again

  4. So sorry to hear about your lost. I know that Kenneth was a great man and was a true DUKE basketball fan. Thought and prayers to the family.

  5. Sending love ,sympathy and prayers to this dear family. I went to school with Kenneth at Westmoore and then with Phyllis at North Moore. Kenneth was always a friend to everyone and always had a smile to share! Proud to call him my friend! Love you buddy and see you soon.

  6. Heartfelt sympathy to Kenneth’s family. Charlie and I both share many fond memories of Kenneth growing up together. He was a true friend and always willing to help. He will be missed in our community! Love to Phyllis and “the girls”. Praying for you.,

  7. So saddened to hear about your dear loss. Holding y’all close to our hearts & in our prayers. Davey always really enjoyed working with Kenneth at the mill years ago. Precious memories. Prayers, hugs & much love.❤

  8. I am so very sorry for your loss. Such a sweet, kind man. He will be greatly missed. Thinking of Phyllis and the girls during this difficult time.

  9. Prayers of comfort to this sweet family. He was a great man who gave me a lot of fatherly advice and many laughs. He will hold a special place in my heart forever.

  10. Kenneth was our Classmate at Westmoore…even then he was laughing, cajoling, teasing, looking after us with kindness in his heart. Most always had a big smile! Prayers for Phyllis and the family. Sincerely, Sandra Nall Davis

  11. Phyllis and all the family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You are all so dear to us. Love and prayers for you all.

  12. So sorry to hear of Kenneth passing , He was a sweet friendly Man , Kenneth will be missed , prayers for Phyllis and Girls !

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