Dennis Keith Davis

Dennis Keith Davis

Dennis Keith Davis

Dennis Keith Davis CHARLOTTE - Dennis Keith Davis, age 57, passed away on June 25, 2020 at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Keith was born December 11, 1962 a native Charlottean and received a BA of Arts in Architecture and a BA of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He worked at Omni-Architecture, Robert M Stafford, and Mactec Engineering where he began his specialization in building envelope design and engineering. He became a leader in this area of expertise and was awarded hundreds of local as well as prestigious national projects including the United States Naval Academy, the redesign of the Pentagon after the attack on September 11th, the National Institute of Health, and the Navy Observatory among others. He also worked at REI Engineers and formed the Keith Davis Group where he continued to expand these services. He was an active member of the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants, IIBEC, for 20+ years as a lecturer with ongoing speaking engage-ments and awarded "Outstanding Educator" by the organization. He also performed peer reviews for their IIBEC Interface Technical Journal. Most recently he has provided these services while employed at Rodgers Builders, a top SE regional construction company. Along with his Professional success, Keith was also a most devoted father to his children and provided the utmost of loyalty to his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Craven Davis, within the past two weeks as a result of the same virus, COVID-19; and brother, Donald Craven Davis. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Ray Davis; children, Sarah and Alex Davis, their mother, Stacy Davis; brother and wife, Scott and Patty Davis; sister and husband, Lori and Dennis Thorton of DeFuniak Springs, FL; nephews, Austin and Tanner Davis; life-long friends, Clifford Traylor and Chip Helms; and beloved fiancée, Serpil Wilson. Keith will sincerely be missed by his family and friends. No services will be held at this time. Memorial donations may be made to the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund at

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Published in Charlotte Observer on Jun. 30, 2020.

Jed Daniel (Friend) August 20, 2020

My sincerest condolence for the loss of Keith. I have not seen him in a little bit but always enjoyed dealing with him in business. He was a straight shooter and someone greatly respected in our field. He will be sorely missed. God bless and may you all find strength in the memories made.

Christopher Payne (Friend) July 27, 2020

Keith Davis and I received our RRC Certification at about the same time. He was always a close confidant of mine back then and we slowly grew apart....However, we always stayed in touch and if one of us needed the other for an RCI/IIBEC event or program. What an incredible Man...I am humbled by him, his vision and the opportunities he provided, not only to me , but to others. Keith and I grew up in the Industry together and we held each other up. I am humbled by being a friend of his. God Bless him and I will see him on the other side.

Steve Russak (Friend) July 10, 2020

Just now learning of Keith's passing. I first met him back in 2008 when working on schools. He was a mentor and I called him every so often years later, because I knew he would take my call and offer good advice on building issues. A terrific individual , and he was taken from this earth way too soon.

Peter murr (Friend) July 7, 2020

Keith was both a thoughtful and highly intelligent person. I only met him and started to work with him 19 years ago. I had not had the opportunity to work or speak with him in many years but I remember him as warmly as if we had spoken yesterday. Keith was one of the sweetest men I have worked with and I will remember him fondly forever. My deepest condolences to his children, his betrothed, and his mother.

David Thompson (Friend) July 7, 2020

So sorry to hear of your death Keith, Rest In Peace. You were the consummate consultant, enthusiastic for our projects bringing collaborative expertise to our teams on complex projects. All of our projects were better for your participation while you also. Became a friend to myself and our team members.

Amanda Baker (Friend) July 6, 2020

So thankful to have been able to know Kieth. He was so kind, a wonderful Dad and person. I am so blessed to have been able to be part of his family and life.

Kristen Ammerman (Friend) July 1, 2020

I was shocked to hear of Keith's untimely passing and that of his father. Keith was a member of our technical journal's peer review committee and a longtime leader in his field. He will be missed.

Ila Jane Jelenick (Friend) June 30, 2020

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. He was a great man.

Terresa Champion (Friend) June 30, 2020

My heart breaks from the news of Keith's passing. I've known Keith for over 20 years; he often bragged and joked about hiring me three different times throughout the years! I've considered him personal hero. I will forever be grateful for the opportunities that he gave me; and the many references and professional advice given. More than any thing, I'm grateful for the belief he had in me and my abilities. Life will be a little dimmer without him in it.
My prayers goes out to his family and friends.

emine (Friend) June 30, 2020

I am so sad Keiths untimely departure from this earth. I am honored to meet you and thank you for making my dearest friend Serpil sooo happy . You will live in our memories forever. I wish all your love ones strength and patience.

Marty Anderson (Friend) June 30, 2020

My deepest condolences to Keith's family. May you be comforted by memories of his life.

Nancy (Friend) June 30, 2020

Keith Davis shared Love for his children, family and friends unconditionally. I am honored to call him my friend and he will be so missed. We had nothing but laughs and good times. It is so hard to say goodbye. Prayers to all who knew and loved him.

Dorothy Ray Hagler (Mrs. Joe, Sr) (Family) June 30, 2020

My heartfelt sympathy to Barbara, and family. I have not seen Dennis since he was a young man. Prayers for the family and friends for peace and comfort in the days to come. I love this family. His mom is a first cousin.

Christopher Hill (Friend) June 30, 2020

Rest in Peace Keith. You always met me with a smile and hello. You are now in a place where there is no more pain and suffering. I will always remember that smile and hair. My heart and condolences goes out to any classmate Lori, and the Davis Family.