Obituary: Past ASDA President, Dr. Fallon Davis

by Billy Tarpley on March 4, 2016

Fallon Anthony Davis, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away March 1, 2016 with his cherished children and wife by his side. Fallon was born to Isabelle McCann Davis and Frank “Pat” Davis in Brooklyn, New York on January 19, 1942.

When he was two, he and his brother moved to Little Rock where his paternal grandmother, Edna Herrick Royse, raised them as they went through the Little Rock Public School System. While in school, Fallon was active in sports and was the quarterback for the East Side Junior High and Little Rock Central High Tigers. Because of the schools being closed, he graduated from Mabelvale High School in 1959.

In 1962, he married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Nelon Davis. Together, they had two children, Scott and Paige. They were married 53 years . He and Dorothy shared a passion for traveling and were fortunate to get to see so much of the world. Many of those adventures included their children and their children’s children.

He attended the University of Arkansas where he was a member and treasurer of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Captain of the Razorback cheerleaders at the University of Arkansas. He graduated from U.A.L.R. with a Bachelor of Arts in 1963 with honors. That same year, he began his studies at the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry and graduated in 1966 with honors.

Fallon served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas until 1968. He and Dorothy returned to Little Rock in 1968, and he opened his dental practice. He practiced his profession as he did his life with the highest level of integrity. He was president of the Arkansas State Dental Association, Southeast Regional Testing Association, the Pulaski County Dental Association, and the Central District Dental Association.

Fallon was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, a teacher of the Angler Sunday School Class, the Wednesday Noon Men’s Bible Study and a member of the Immanuel Sanctuary Choir. He volunteered his services to the International Children Organization and Immanuel’s Food Pantry.

Music was very important to Fallon. He wrote many songs. He and Dorothy were co-creators of Genesis Sound Company, a group of young singers from Trinity Methodist Church. The group performed all around the state. Together, Dorothy and Fallon wrote a musical, CIRCUS REAL, that was performed by Genesis Sound Company. The two performed in musical theater together at the Arkansas Arts Center including Hello Dolly, Fabulous Forties, and An Evening with Cole Porter. They entertained as a duo most of their married life.

He was an avid runner, biker and golfer. Fallon participated in countless marathons, triathlons and golf tournaments. He leaves behind dear friends that ran, rode and played alongside him for years. And stood with him as he fought his battle with cancer.

He also leaves behind a family that loved and adored him. His wife, Dorothy Nelon Davis; two children, son Dr. Scott Davis (Shannon) and daughter, Paige Davis Slates John). His treasured grandchildren called him Bud. They are Neely, Scott, Jr. and Fallon Davis II, and Jack, Bowden and Elizabeth Slates of Dallas and Laura Edmondson and his brother, Andy Davis.

A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016 with a reception to follow the service. His body will lie in state at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211, (501) 224-8300 on Friday, March 4, 2016. In lieu of flowers, the family would like for you to donate to your favorite charity in Fallon’s name. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.

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