Elliott McIver Davis Dies at 70
Elliott McIver Davis, a true Virgin Islander, known by most as “Mac,” who adored and was adored by his family, friends and the St. Thomas community, died on Sept. 11 in Falls Church, Va. He was 70.
Mac was born in Savannah, Ga., to Joseph Olin Davis and Elizabeth McIver Davis. His life truly blossomed; however, when he moved to St. Thomas with his parents and siblings, Jody and Cameron, at the age of 10, other than some stateside residencies for schooling, he never lived elsewhere and never planned to do so.
He loved his island upbringing and made lifelong friends, such as Leslie Friedman, Jeni Smith and Gregory Kirchoff at an early age. He was a student in the founding class at Antilles School, and he still called many of his classmates friends until the day he died.
After spending his senior year there, Mac graduated from Savannah Country Day School and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Wesleyan University. He always returned to his island home for breaks and during one in the summer of 1976, he met the love of his life, Debbie.