Craig L. Davis Sr., 63, passed away after a short illness, Friday, April 19, 2013, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Born in Rockland, Sept. 24, 1949, he was the son of Edward B. and Mary Ann Barter Davis. He attended area schools and was a graduate of Georges Valley High School.

He was a member of the Owls Head Baptist Church, where he dearly appreciated his church family.

He loved hunting, fishing, and lobstering. Listening to Elvis, watching Elvis’ movies, watching WWE with his youngest son, going with Eddie to Sea Dogs games and watching minor league baseball, were all favorite pastimes for Craig. He also loved watching westerns featuring John Wayne, Matt Dillion, as well as "Little House on the Prairie" and "Touched by an Angel." Craig put his heart and soul into his son Eddie and other children as well. He was very proud of all his children and many grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Predeceased by his father, Craig is survived by his mother Mary Davis of Port Clyde; his wife of 32 years, Yvonne of Rockland; five sons, Eddie B. Davis III of Rockland, Craig L. Davis Jr. of Brunswick, Ga., Scott M. Davis of Rockland, Christopher E. Davis of Warren, Michael L. Davis of Germany; three daughters, Norma J. Pease and her husband Edwin of Union, Shelley L. Davis of Warren, Jaime A. Delano of Thomaston; Ashley Welsh of Massachusetts, whom he considered a daughter; two brothers Melvin Davis of Tenants Harbor, Gary Davis of Port Clyde; two sisters Rosemary Cushman and her husband Dennis of Port Clyde, Linda Davis of Jefferson; 14 grandchildren, Jessica Land, Craig L. Davis III, Ryan M. Davis, Desirea A. York, Ashton C. Landers, Brittany E-J Alexander, Brooke N. Pease, Jonathan S. Pease, Caydan E. Davis, Dillon T. Davis, Osheanna Davis, Lana Davis, Chantel Whitney, Koral Davis; and one great-grandchild as well as several nieces and nephews.

Craig’s family expresses their sincere thanks for the prayers and support of his Owls Head Baptist Church family. Friends and relatives are invited to visit Wednesday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. Rockland, where a funeral service will be held Thursday, April 25, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul Munro will officiate. Interment will follow in South Parish Cemetery, Martinsville. To share a memory or story with Craig’s family, please visit his online Book of Memories at bchfh.com.