James Carl Davis

January 18, 2023

James Carl Davis, 78, of Rose Bud passed away January 13, 2023. He was born September 19, 1944, in DeWitt to James Paul and Lizzie Mae Sloate Davis.

Carl was a retired building contractor and a member of South Fork Bass Masters Club. He was a member of the Church of the First Born since 1964 and was later ordained as a bishop.

He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Lizzie Davis; one son Starlin Davis; and two brothers Eugene and Doyle Davis.

Carl is survived by his wife Wilma Wright Davis of Rose Bud; three children Karla Owens (Hubert) of El Dorado, Tony Davis (Vickie) of Heber Springs, and Summer Hurtado (Mac) of Little Rock; three grandchildren Kolby Fletcher, Candace Stringfellow, and Jaxon Hurtado; four great-grandchildren Remi, Jovie, Asher, and Tatum; four brothers Wayne Davis and Johnny Davis of DeWitt, Garlen Davis of Conway, and Ricky Davis of Pickwick, TN; and six sisters Gladys Malloy of Almyra, Evelyn Fisher, Beverly Watson, and LouAnna Jacobs of DeWitt, Dorothy Mannis of Conway, and Betty Watkins of Pine Bluff.

Funeral services were January 16 at Essex Funeral Home with burial in Thompson Cemetery. www.essexfuneralhome.com