E. Lloyd Davis Sr., a retired U.S. Foreign Service official, died of complications from Parkinson's disease May 26 at Springhouse Assisted Living in Pikesville. The former Ashburton resident was 90.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Avon Davis, the branch manager of the old North and Druid Hill avenues post office, and Edith Clarke, a teacher.
Family members said that as a child, he earned money scrubbing marble front steps and delivering the Afro-American newspaper. In 1942 he was depicted in a photograph with Duke Ellington as he sold the musician and composer $3,000 worth of World War II bonds. He was then a carrier for the newspaper.
In his senior year at...