Dr Dewi Davies
Dr Dewi Davies

A well-respected physician who finally gave up work in his 80s has died at his home in Farnsfield, aged 95.

Dr Dewi Davies was born in Carmarthenshire in 1921. He came to Nottinghamshire in 1955 as consultant chest physician at Ransom and King’s Mill hospitals, Sutton-in-Ashfield. 

He moved to Nottingham City Hospital in 1973 and when he retired from there became an expert adviser on lung disease in medico-legal matters until finally giving up work when he was 83.

During his career he did a lot of work for miners, helping them get compensation for their disabilities. 

His wife, Mrs Ann Davies, said he had been very much a Welshman and in 2014 he received a Philanthropy Award from the Community Foundation in Wales. 

He was a former member of Farnsfield Parish Council and was involved in the project to build a new village centre. 

He was also a member of Southwell Rotary Club.

A funeral service will be held at Sherwood Forest Crematorium, Ollerton, a week today.

He leaves his wife, four children, Mrs Shán Evans, Mr Hugh Davies, Mr Philip Davies and Mr Robin Davies, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.