A memorial service for Roy W. Davis, Jr. will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Asheville.
Mr. Davis earned his undergraduate degree from Davidson College in 1952, and graduated cum laude from UNC Law School in 1955. While at UNC Law School, Mr. Davis was selected for the Order of the Coif. In 1960, Mr. Davis began practicing in Asheville with the Van Winkle Law Firm, where he has practiced for over 50 years.
Mr. Davis is a past president of the North Carolina State Bar, past vice-president of the North Carolina Bar Association, a past member of the ABA House of Delegates, and a member of the Board of Law Examiners. Mr. Davis is also a past president of the Buncombe County Bar, and he was honored with the Bar’s Centennial award in 2003. In addition to his service to the bar, Mr. Davis is also very active with Pisgah Legal Services, serving on the board, as President, and recently as a co-chair of a capitol campaign to raise money for adequate office facilities for volunteer attorneys.
In 2009, Mr. Davis was the recipient of the Chief Justice’s Award for Professionalism, which is “presented annually to an individual or organization whose contributions have demonstrated the highest commitment to genuine professionalism and the highest standards of legal ethics.” Mr. Davis’s promotion of ethical, professional, and courteous conduct among members of the Bar, coupled with his pro bono work and service to the legal profession, were cited when he received the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award in 2013.
For many years, Mr. Davis has served as the chancellor (the chief legal officer) for the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina.
The Morris Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Click here to view more information, as it becomes available.