July 30, 1927 - November 30, 2016 Oliver Jennings Davis, Jr., 89, died peacefully on November 30, 2016, in Oak Park, CA, in the presence of his wife, Vera, and daughters, Carol, Elizabeth, and Shirley. He was born on July 30, 1927, in Nashville, TN, and is survived by his wife and daughters, his sons-in-law-Brad, Valery, and James-and four grandchildren: Cameron, Geoffrey, Olivia, and Harper. A devoted Christian man, caring, wise, and compassionate, Jennings spent his entire life serving Christ by helping others-as a minister and elder, as Dean of Students and professor at Pepperdine University, as a counselor, and as a husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, and mentor to so many. Jennings lived with an open and generous heart, truly living by the teachings of Christ and this will be his enduring legacy. In his honor, the Pepperdine flag will fly at half-mast on campus today. The memorial service will take place today, December 3, at 2 p.m., at Conejo Valley Church of Christ (2525 East Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, CA). In lieu of flowers, to honor Jennings' passion for racial justice and his love for Pepperdine students, we invite you to contribute to Pepperdine's Black Alumni Council Scholarship Fund. Donations can be made online at
give.pepperdine.edu/bac/scholarship, or by sending a check to The Pepperdine Fund (24255 PCH, Malibu, CA 90263-4579) with "BAC Scholarship" in the memo.
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