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Col. Edgar Felton Davis

December 15, 1935 September 17, 1968
Col. Edgar  Felton Davis
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The remains of Colonel Edgar Felton Davis, born Dec. 15, 1935, have been identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency December 2017. Felton, an Air Force navigator with the 11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, was shot down Sept. 17, 1968 when flying a reconnaissance mission over the Savannakhet Province, Laos and was then reported as missing-in-action.

Felton was born and raised in Goldsboro, NC to John and Eugenia (Sutton) Davis. He was a
1953 graduate of Brogden High School and 1958 graduate of NC State University. He accepted a commission into the Air Force upon graduation and married Martha Sue Hightshoe. Together they embraced the military life and began their family. Felton and Sue were also active in the Methodist Church.

Surviving are three children: Martha Morton of Oxford NC; Edgar (Debbie) Davis of Beavercreek, Ohio and Alan (Regina) Davis of Ashburn, Virginia. Additionally Felton is survived by his siblings; Earl Davis of Myrtle Beach, SC, Virginia Royall of Pinetops, NC and Gene (Linda) Davis of Goldsboro. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Alice Willard of Winston-Salem, NC. Proudly he is also survived by six grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren as well as a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Providence United Methodist Church in Goldsboro, NC on Friday, April 6 at 12 noon with Rev. Jim Huskins officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors performed by the 4th Honor Guard-Seymour-Johnson AFB at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery at 2pm. There he and Sue will be laid to rest together. Arrangements are being facilitated by Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro, NC.

The family wants to express their gratitude to the members of Stony Beach and others who were instrumental in Felton being brought home. The family also asks that in lieu of flowers consider a donation to the charity of their choice.

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Funeral Service




12:00 PM 4/6/2018 12:00:00 PM
Providence United Methodist Church

202 Providence Church Road
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Providence United Methodist Church
202 Providence Church Road Goldsboro 27530 NC
United States





2:00 PM 4/6/2018 2:00:00 PM
Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery

164 Long's Plant Farm Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
164 Long's Plant Farm Road Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

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