Media Advisory: Goldsboro native killed during Vietnam War will be laid to rest

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The remains of Goldsboro native and Air Force navigator Col. Edgar Felton Davis will return home and be laid to rest in the East Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery on April 5 and 6.

Davis’ remains are scheduled to arrive at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on April 5 at 12:30 p.m. The remains are being escorted from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, by Vice Commander, 4th Fighter Wing, Col. Brian S. Armstrong.

All members of Team Seymour, including the local community are invited to render honors as Davis’ remains are escorted to Seymour Johnson Funeral Home in Goldsboro. The time of arrival of the hearse carrying Davis’ remains is approximately 3 to 4 p.m.

The route from the airport will follow Interstate 540 to U.S. 264 to Interstate 795 to the U.S. 70 Bypass. The procession will exit at the Wayne Memorial Drive off-ramp and proceed to the Seymour Funeral Home.

On April 6, the 334th “Fighting Eagles” Fighter Squadron, stationed at Seymour Johnson, will conduct a flyover during graveside services.The 4th Fighter Wing Honor Guard along with approximately 150 Airmen stationed here will render full military honors during the graveside service starting at 2 p.m.

The Davis family respectfully requests privacy on April 5 for the dignified transfer, as well as during the funeral. Select family members will make themselves available to the media following the graveside service for a limited amount of time.

All media outlets are invited to attend. If interested in speaking to the family after the graveside service, contact 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs at 919-722-0027 or email