Violet Davis Stalnaker

In Loving Memory of

Violet Davis Stalnaker


Violet Davis Stalnaker, 80, of Fort White, Florida, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on May 3, 2020.

Violet was born in Mayodan, NC on December 12, 1939. She married her soulmate, Joseph “Waymon” Davis, on June 1, 1957. They were married for 41 years. Years after Waymon’s passing, she married Tom Stalnaker.

She was an outstanding and dedicated nurse at Alachua General Hospital in Gainesville, Fl for over 20 years. She was a lifelong believer and follower of Jesus Christ, and an active member of the local congregation.

Violet truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; travel, surrounding herself with family and friends, reading, playing cards, cooking and baking, and had an easy smile, that will deeply be missed by many.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Stalnaker; daughter and son-in-law, Louanne and Donald Bussey; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Elaine Davis; daughter-in-law, Tammy Davis; brother, Loy Harrell; brother and sister-in-law, Andy and Erlene Harrell; sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Bob Marshall; grandchildren: Donald Ray, Amber, Lauren, Lindsay, Paige, Joey, Jordan, Jaret, and Jayce; great-grandchildren: Adalyn, Tessa, Elias, Emmett, Mika, Brecken, Zen, Davis, and Dylan; and many nieces and nephews.

Violet is preceded in death by her husband, Waymon Davis; son, Joe Davis; brother and sister-in-law, Les and Georganne Harrell; and her parents, Amos Harrell and Nell Dalton.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the High Springs Cemetery, 23998 NW 192nd Ave, High Springs, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Violet’s name may be sent to Peaceful Paths, 2100 NW 53rd Avenue, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32653 or you may donate online at

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10 Responses

  1. Glenda patton
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    Hey kiddos so sorry for your loss thought of you many times down through the years I thought the world of your Mother and Dad I know violet is in a
    Peaceful place and is resting exactly where she would want to be ! Glenda Patton, Shelly and Bruce’s mom

    1. Louanne Bussey
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      Thank you Glenda. She was definitely ready to be with Daddy. I hope you’re doing well.

  2. Denise Bethea Maso
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    Violet is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. She will be missed!

    1. Louanne Bussey
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      thank you Denise. It’s good to hear from you.

  3. Jana Key
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    Beautiful lady that will be missed by her earthy family. She will be with Waymon and Joe in Heaven. I know that gives some comfort. Beautiful lady and beautiful family❤️

  4. Earline &
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    She had a special way that warmed the hearts of everyone who knew her and the qualities that made her the wonderful person she was have left us all with many beautiful memories.
    To her family; May your own precious memories be a comfort to you now and throughout the days to come.

    1. Louanne Bussey
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      Thank you aunt Earline. I know she sure loved you and Uncle Andy. thanks for being here for us. Love you.

  5. Bruce Harrell
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    Love and prayers for the family of a wonderful woman.

    1. Louanne Bussey
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      Thank you Bruce.

  6. Liz Underwood & Bill Ray
    Liz Underwood & Bill Ray at · Reply

    May all the beautiful memories fill your heart with JOY.

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