Rodney Davis, Jr., age 48, died on January 15, 2018 at Touro Infirmary after a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Beloved son of Kathleen Calix Davis Zucker and the late Rodney Fry Davis, and stepson of Dr. Mark Jay Zucker. Husband of Lisa Linville, PhD. Father of Jacqueline B. Davis and Austin L. Davis of Forsyth, GA. Brother of Scott Fry Davis (Rebecca). Grandson of the late Marjorie and Walter Davis Jr. and Bebe and Arthur Calix, M.D. Nephew of Patricia Davis Friend, Walter Davis III of Natchez, MS, Dr. Edward C. Calix of San Diego, CA and the late Arthur Calix, Jr. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
Rodney was a New Orleans native, a graduate of Metairie Park Country Day, where he was on the varsity football team and the Prep Quiz Bowl. He attended the University of Alabama, where he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity and graduated from Tulane University. He was a longtime employee of Alterman Audio.
A special thanks to his good friends Jonathan and Bonni DeWoskin of Northbrook, IL, Henry Alterman, his caregivers Olivia Collins and Ivory Harvey, Joshua Lowentritt M.D., Ronald Schwartz M.D., Thomas Ewing M.D., the staff along with wonderful friends and bingo partners at Woldenberg Village. He was a lover of the Saints and Red Sox.
Rodney was the bravest person who never complained about his illness. He loved his family, was a joy to his parents and will be sorely missed by those he touched.
A memorial service will be held in the Metairie chapel of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd at 43rd Street on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM, with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn will officiate. Kindly omit flowers. Memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or Temple Sinai are suggested. Condolences may be expressed online at www.tharpsontheimerfh.com.