“I was born on a farm in Surry County, finished school at Pilot Mountain High School,” he said Mitchell.
“I have a two-year associate degree in law enforcement from Surry Community College.
“I started my law enforcement career in Surry County in 1967 with the Surry County Sheriff’s Department. I had been working in Surry County for almost eight years, and the Surry County Sheriff lost the election. Ronnie Ball was elected sheriff of Yadkin County in 1974. Ronnie Ball hired me, and I moved to Yadkin County.
“I met my wife, Kay McCollum Davis, who was and still is a nurse at Hoots Memorial Hospital in Yadkinville. She is now the director of Patient Services. We have two children, Michelle Davis Collins and Dustin Davis.”
He also has three grandchildren.
His oldest son by first marriage, Wayne M. Davis, worked for the Surry County Sheriff’s Department for 25 years until he died of cancer two years ago this past June.
“He left a wife, Anita S. Davis, and four children, Hannah, Holly, Austin and Alexandria. My middle son is Teddy, who is active in the Surry County Republican Party and works at Merfin Systems Inc.”
Davis and his wife, Kay, have been married for more than 34 years, and they are members of Maplewood Baptist Church on Shacktown Road.
“I am a member of Yadkin Lodge 162, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in Yadkinville, 32nd Degree member Scottish Rite, Valley of Winston-Salem, Orient of North Carolina, Oasis Shriners Charlotte, Elkin-Jonesville Shrine Club and Winston-Salem Shrine Club,” he said.
“I have served the people of Yadkin County for over 35 years as a deputy sheriff and as a magistrate. I have strived to make Yadkin County a safe place to live, work and rear a family. I know how to ensure that the citizens of Yadkin County receive effective law enforcement from my previous experience, and I know how to treat people with respect when they deserve respect.
“I would like to continue to serve the citizens of Yadkin County as your next sheriff. I will strive to keep well-trained professional officers patrolling our streets and county roads, both day and night, to protect your property as well as your lives, along with eradicating the major drug problem and fighting the gang problem that is trying to come into the county.
“Also I will have well-trained officers in the Yadkin County Courthouse and Courtroom to maintain order both inside and outside the courtroom to make the Yadkin County Courthouse a safe place. I will be a hands-on working sheriff that you, the citizens of Yadkin County, can be proud of to have as your top law enforcement officer.”