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WECT GM, Karl Davis, dies at 59

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WILMINGTON -- We extend our condolences to our colleagues at WECT as they mourn the death of their General Manager Karl Davis. Davis was vice president and general manager of WECT for a little more than three years and was the station's general sales manager for five years before that. During his tenure he was very active in the community, a member of the rotary club and working with groups including the Red Cross and Carolina Canines. He also did a weekly commentary segment on WECT called "Consider This." Saturday Davis died when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown from it while riding in Bladen County. WWAY General Manager Andy Combs worked with Davis in the sales department at WSFX. He says Davis was instrumental in helping him get to know the Wilmington business community. Davis was born and raised in Albany, New York. He worked in New York and California before coming to Wilmington. He is survived by his wife Kathleen Baylies, two children and three grandchildren. Karl Davis was 59 years old.

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Karl Davis

As a neighbor my wife and I had the pleasure of going out eat with Karl and his wife the day before New Years.I am in Connecticut much of the time and had not seen them for awhile. He was so down to earth easy to talk to. His wife is one special person.They have taken advantage of every day is a special day without tomorrow promised. That is why Karl lived such a full life and influenced so many people. I too was shocked when I heard and unfortunately am not there to hug my wife during these hard times.He died doing what he loved to do. Now make sure his wife is not forgotten

Karl Davis

I've known Karl for over 35 years - from his hippy musician days to the transformational leader he had become. I was very fortunate that he was a very important part of my life and I was able to experience his love and support for his family, friends and colleagues. He is one of those rare individuals that don't come along very often. He touched people's lives. To have someone like Karl die so young is such a tragedy. He will always be loved, always be missed and everyone who has been fortunate enough to have known him will always be the better for it. Sharon

Thoughts & prayers with you

I had the pleasure of knowing Karl when he was married to my cousin, Sharon. As a matter of fact, we all, his children and my family, had many dinners together. I always thought he was a very gentle person, good natured. As everyone else, I am shocked and my prayers and thoughts go out to his family.

Thoughts and prayers...

My heart goes out to the Davis family for their loss of a loved one.

A real tragedy, I had the

A real tragedy, I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Davis once seemed like a real stand up guy, my thoughts a prayers go out to his family and friends

I worked for his wife...

I worked for his wife at Roly Poly early in college. She is a sweet lady. When I first started reading it I thought oh man a heart attack. I HATE MOTORCYCLES. Kathleen you are in my prayers and this is a real shocker.

One of the classiest people

One of the classiest people you will ever meet. It is a very hard time at WECT right now. He will be missed. R.I.P Karl.