HERBERT O. (BERT) DAVIS
June 11, 1935 – February 21, 2020
Herbert O. (Bert) Davis died Friday, February 21, 2020. Bert was the son of Claudie Lea Pointer Davis, and was preceded in death by his mother, brother Guy Pointer Davis and grandmother Claude Thomas Pointer. He is survived by his son Bert Davis, Jr.; his daughter Ann Davis Legette, her husband Wade and grandsons Wade and Jim; his son Paul Davis, his wife Meghan and grandsons McAuley and Porter; and his wonderful companion of many years, Barbara Wales.
Bert was a 1957 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Sigma. He was also a graduate of the Duke University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of The Duke Law Journal in 1959-1960. Bert was a partner in Smith Moore Smith Schell & Hunter (now Fox Rothschild LLP), which he joined as an associate in 1960. He was a member of the American, North Carolina and Greensboro Bar Associations.
Bert was listed in The Best Lawyers in America in corporate and banking law from 1990 until his death. He was a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary of the Greensboro City Club, as well as a member of the Greensboro Country Club and the Greensboro Investment Club.