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Funeral set for Don Davis, CEO and chairman of Michigan's only African-American owned bank

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DETROIT (WJBK) -- Don Davis, Detroit banking and music entrepreneur, died on June 5.  He was 75.

Davis was CEO and chairman of First Independent Bank, the only African-American owned bank in the state, which has multiple branches in Detroit.  Black Enterprise Magazine ranked the bank as one of the top African-American owned banks in the nation.

Davis was also a Grammy award-winning music producer.  He was known for his work at Motown Records and for his independent label Groovesville Music/BMI.  He worked with music artist Johnnie Taylor as the producer and writer of the 1968 hit "Who's Making Love," which reached no. 5 on the 1968 Billboard music chart.

Davis is survived by his wife, Kiko, and three children.

Funeral arrangements will be made by Swanson Funeral Home in Detroit.

Public Visitation
Thursday, June 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, June 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Swanson Funeral Home:14751 West McNichols Road, Detroit, Michigan 48235

Memorial Tribute Service
Friday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts: 350 Madison in Detroit, Michigan 48226

Celebration of Life Service
Saturday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m.
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts: 350 Madison in Detroit, Michigan 48226

Donations may be sent c/o The Don Davis Scholarship Foundation - 44 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226.

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