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In Memoriam: Hubert Davis, 64, Musician and Woodworker

A Sandy Hook resident, Davis played Henry Higgins, wrote jingles for CBS, stowed away on a ship and started a woodworking and construction business.

Hubert “Hubie” Armstrong Davis, II, 64 of Sandy Hook, CT, passed away on December 5, 2013 in Danbury, CT.

A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Church, Marble Dale, CT, on Friday December 13th at 11:00 with Rev. Dr. Max A. Myers officiating. Reception will follow at the church hall.

Hubie was born in Bridgeport, CT to Hubert & Emma Davis on July 18, 1949. He went to high school at Danbury High, participating in music and theatre productions, including his role as Henry Higgins in the 1965 production of My Fair Lady. After graduating in 1967, Hubie studied design at Silver Mine College and proved himself a talented designer, musician and singer. A classically trained musician, he performed as the youngest lead cellist in the Danbury Symphony Orchestra before he learned to play the guitar and left classical music for rock and roll. As a gifted lyricist, he wrote jingles for CBS in New York and won numerous songwriting awards. At 16, he soloed at The Bitter End in NYC, and went on to form many bands, performing at venues all along the Eastern seaboard, eventually contracting with Casablanca Records to cut an album with his band, The Edge.

A precocious adolescent, Hubie had many adventures including his infamous stint as a stowaway on the SS United States at the age of 16, and was legendary for his storytelling, fearlessness and ability to make people laugh and feel loved.

Later in life, Hubie channeled his creative energies into master carpentry, starting HD Woodworks, a woodworking and construction business. He created handcrafted custom wood furniture for clients worldwide. Captivated by puzzles and riddles of all kinds, he applied that fascination to home renovation and construction, transforming homes into castles with his artistry and ingenuity. Hubie was kind and generous, devoted to family, and left a lasting impression on all who met him. He will be missed beyond measure.

Hubie is preceded in death by his Mother & Father, Emma and Hubert Davis.

Hubie is survived by his wife, Gisele Davis, daughter, Xe Sands Davis, son, Morgan Laurent Davis, granddaughter, Maevyn Davis-Rackerby, sister, Sandra Flood, brother, Jeffrey Davis, and nieces, Alexandra Flood, Chelsea Smith and Miranda Davis.

Flowers and condolences can be sent to St. Andrew's Church, 247 New Milford Turnpike, Marble Dale, CT 06777.

There are no calling hours.

Obituary courtesy of Hull Funeral Service.

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