Obituary : Bishop Phillip Davis of Nation’s Ford Community Church Charlotte dies of gunshot wound

By | August 30, 2015

The Union County Sheriff’s Office says a prominent Charlotte minister was found dead in his Union County Home.

Bishop Phillip Davis, who served as the senior pastor at Nation’s Ford Community Church, was the victim of an accidental shooting, according to sources.
Around 1:10 p.m. Saturday, deputies responded to Waybridge Way in Weddington after Davis’ wife, Cynthia, called 911. She said that she found her husband collapsed at his desk.
She reportedly tried to give her husband CPR at the directions of the 911 dispatcher, but was unsuccessful.
Detectives say there were no signs of foul play, and evidence confirms that it was an accidental death.
Earlier that morning, Davis invited his son to join him for a trip to the firing range, but was unable to join him. Deputies say it appears Davis was in the process of cleaning his pistol when it accidentally fired, fatally hitting him in the chest.
In recent weeks, Davis headed up several community conversations connected to the trial of Randall “Wes” Kerrick.
According to the churches website, Davis celebrated his 36th year of ministry this past week.

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