Leroy James Davis, Jr.

May 12, 1959-June 18, 2020

Leroy James Davis, Jr.,

entered into eternal peace

on Thursday, June 18,

2020, at Trinity Medical

Center, Minot, North

Dakota. He was born May

12, 1959 to Mr. Leroy

James Davis, Sr. and Mrs.

Macy Lee (Beatty) Davis

in Brooklyn, New York.

He spent part of his

childhood in South Caro-

lina. At the age of eight

the family returned to

their home state of New

York. There he completed

his formal education, gra-

duating from Sheepshead

Bay High School. After a

completing a year of

higher education at

Hunter College, he enlist-

ed in the United States

Air Force in 1980. During

his military service he at-

tended the Air Force

Community College.

LeRoy served his coun-

try with pride and dignity

at bases located in Ger-

many, Spain, England,

Korea and California. He

was a decorated airmen

having received several

honors and medals. He

was awarded the Meritori

ous Service Medal for his

distinguished and honor-

able service.

While stationed at Di-

yarbakir Air Force Base,

Turkey he met the love of

his life, Staff Sgt. Carla D.

Henderson. The couple

married November 28,

1992. Being a dual mili-

tary family they moved to

different bases. Their last

joint assignment was

Minot Air Force Base,

North Dakota. The family

made Minot their home.

He is also known as Mas-

ter Sgt. Leroy J. Davis, Jr,

United States Air Force

Retired, 2003.

Upon his retirement, he

searched for the right job

to support his family and

interest. When he found

a job his family and

friends congratulated him.

After a few weeks when

asked how the job was go-

ing he would say, “I quit

that job!” The Assistant

Pastor of the church sug-

gested that t-shirts be

made with the saying “I

quit that job!” He found

the perfect job, as a

Department of Defense

Civilian Employee at

Minot Air Force Base with

the Defense Logistics

Agency, where he was

employed until his pro-

motion to heaven.

He was a dearly beloved

member of Gospel Taber-

nacle Church of God in

Christ, Minot. He was

fondly called Brother

Davis. As the church pho-

tographer he captured the

church events with a sim-

ple command, “1, 2, 3”

Everyone knew to be

prepared to smile, be-

cause the takes would be

quick. He recently re-

ceived the Youth Depart-

ment Award for Best Sun-

day School Breakfast

Chef. Brother Davis

served as an usher, and

was an active member of

the brotherhood depart-


An avid sports

enthusiast he could be

found watching his favor-

ite professional teams, the

Dallas Cowboys and the

Los Angeles Lakers. After

the games, he would en-

gage in close proximity

commentary with a fellow

sports fan. He was an

amazing high school

basketball player. His

high school varsity team

played in a tournament at

Madison Square Garden.

The story goes like this, “I

was playing at Madison

Square Garden with my

high school team and

every time I scored, the

jumbo Tron would flash

my name, LeRoy, LeRoy!”

The story was shared, re-

peated, and slightly em-

bellished to anyone that

would listen as he re-

called the glorious event.

He took delight when

asked to share, he simply

laughed; always humbled

by the opportunity.

Leroy Davis was a kind,

compassionate, patient

man. He held his family

together during the Minot

flood of 2011 with his

steady attitude. He and

his wife, Carla, shared

many happy moments to

cherish eternally. His was

a loving father to his chil-

dren; Leon, Amber, and

Alexsea. A dotting grand-

father to Trista and Kali-

yah. To have known

Leroy is to have experi-

enced a quiet dependabili

ty and a lifelong friend.

He was preceded in

death by: his parents.

He is survived by: wife

of 28 years, Carla Davis;

sister, Karen Davis; son,

Leon White; daughters,

Amber Davis and Alexsea

Davis. His grand-

daughters: Trista White

and Kaliyah Brooks.

Mother-in law, Henrietta

Norris. A host of uncles,

aunts, nieces and

nephews and cousins, and

his Gospel Tabernacle

Church Family.

Celebrating the Life of

Leroy Davis:

Leroy’s Funeral will be

held Wednesday, July 1,

2020, at 11:00 am at

Church of the Living God

2145 8th St. NW in Minot.

A Public Graveside

Service will be held on

Wednesday, July 1 , 2020,

at 1:00 pm at Sunset

Memorial Gardens,

Minot, ND. Due to the

Coronavirus Pandemic,

please observe social dis-


Visitation: A visitation

will take place at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot on

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

from 4 p.m to 6 p.m.

The service will be

livestreamed for the pub-

lic to view and can be ac-

cessed by going to



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