LIVERMORE FALLS — Alvin Eugene Davis Sr. passed away at his daughters’ home on Friday, Feb. 17, at the age of 95.

Alvin was born in Jacksonville, Fla., on Dec. 23, 1921, the son of Lester and Edna Nichols Davis. He attended Wilton Academy and went on to enlist in the U.S. Air Corps in 1942. While in the military, he pitched for Kelly Field and Lubbock Air Force Base as a knuckleball pitcher. One of his highlights while he was playing service ball was facing the great Enos Slaughter. Slaughter is a National Hall of Famer who had a great career with the St. Louis Cardinals. Al had the distinction of striking him out on more than one occasion.

After the military, he continued to pitch for area teams; he was an All-Star pitcher for most of the 19 years he played ball. During that time, Al won over 200 games and in 2004 was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame. He turned to golf after his baseball days, and was one of the better golfers at Wilson Lake Country Club. At the age of 85, he had his eighth hole-in-one; this was the game of his heart.

In June 1942, he married Mary “Betty” Parker. They were blessed with 57 years together and having two children, Alvin “Tinker” and Penny. For 40 years, he worked at International Paper. After retirement, he and Betty wintered in Zephyrhills, Fla., until her passing in 1999.

Alvin was an avid sportsman his whole life, enjoying fishing and hunting. In 1954, he was awarded a trophy for the biggest buck and won an award for a unique set of antlers by the Big Bucks Club of Maine.

Alvin spent the past 17 years living with his daughter, Penny and her husband, Darryl, in Livermore Falls, surrounded by his cherished cats.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Betty; son, Alvin Davis Jr.; son-in-law, Darryl Brown; and siblings, Merwin, Lloyd, Richard, Lester Jr. and Cecil, Isabel Davis (who died young), Edna Wright and Ruth Sonier. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Penny Brown; grandchildren, Hilary and Jason Carter, Erica and Garth Snow, Scott and Belinda Armando, Kryistynia Larrabee, and Toby and Suzette Brown; many great and great-great grandchildren; special nieces, Peggy Souther and Jo Hoke; and many nephews who will always remember Uncle Alvin and the hunting and fishing trips.

Tributes and condolences may be shared with his family on his memorial wall at

Alvin Eugene Davis Sr.

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