Jan. 30, 1936-Aug. 8, 2012
Carroll Eugene Davey, 77, of Apex, N.C., died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday at Hospice Home of Wake County.
He was born Jan. 30, 1936, in Delphos to Arthur and Ada Davey, who preceded him in death.
On Aug. 1, 1955, he married Judith Kissell Davey, who survives in Apex.
Survivors also include daughters Karen Marie Tobias of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Sherry Sue Lehman of Cary, N.C.; a son Curt Eugene Davey of Stoughton, Wis.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Further survived by Byron “Chuck” (Mary Alice) Davey of Delphos.
He was also preceded death by a brother, Harold Davey.
Mr. Davey graduated from Jefferson High School in 1954, where he loved all sports including football, basketball and baseball. He graduated from Purdue University in Civil Engineering. He worked for the Wisconsin State Department of Transportation and then moved to the Department of Data Processing (when computers filled entire rooms). He then relocated to North Carolina and worked for the Town of Cary for 14 years. He enjoyed traveling, camping and playing with his grandchildren. He loved his hours volunteering at the RDU Airport USO. He enjoyed many vacations at Topsail Beach where he was an avid collector of shark’s teeth.
A celebration of life party will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday at Cary’s Page Walker. The family invites everyone to join them in reminiscing about his life. Per Davey’s request, casual attire.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are to Hospice of Wake County at www.hospiceofwake.org.