WFD Scholarship



The Eric Davis Scholarship was created by the Junior Firefighters of the Wilmington Fire Department in memory of Junior Firefighter, Eric Davis (see more about Eric below).


WILMINGTON — Eric Alan Davis, 18, a resident of Davis Drive, died unexpectedly Monday morning June 2, 2003, in Wilmington.

Davis was born in Bennington on Feb. 1, 1985, he was the son of Alan and Lynn (Boyd) Davis.

He received his education in Wilmington at the Deerfield Valley Elementary School and Wilmington Middle High School. In addition, he had attended the Southeastern Vermont Career Education Center in Brattleboro in the Building Construction Trades program. In earlier years he had been active with the Cub Scouts and had played Little League baseball. An outdoors person, he enjoyed hunting, four-wheeling, dirt-biking and in the winter, snowboarding, snowmobiling and ice fishing. He was a junior member of the Wilmington Fire Department and had worked with his father during the summer months in the business his grandfather established, Philip Davis and Son Construction.

Mr. Davis leaves his parents, Alan S. and Lynn G. Davis of Wilmington; a half-sister, Kimberly Laird of Ridgeway, Colo.; his paternal grandmother, Eleanor (Cutting) Davis of Wilmington; his maternal grandmother, Geraldine (Dunn) Christensen and maternal step-grandfather Karl Christensen, both of St. Petersburgh, Fla., and Wilmington; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

In honor of his love of the outdoors, graveside services will be held at the Davis family lot in Intervale Cemetery on Smith Road (across from the Sitzmark) in Wilmington on Friday, June 6, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Marcia Dorey, pastor of the Wilmington Congregational Church, officiating. There are no calling hours. A memorial reception with refreshments and fellowship will follow the services at the Wilmington Fire House. All are invited to attend.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wilmington Firefighters’ Association (Junior Program) or to the charity of one’s choice in care of the Covey & Allen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.