David was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. He earned a BA in Business for Furman University and a MBA from the University of South Carolina. Previous to Oakbrook he worked for Sonoco Products Company and was a residential home builder. David is married to Patti Foy, who is director of the School of Music at Converse College. They have twin sons, Robert and Christopher, who are married and live in the upstate. Davis enjoys woodworking, backpacking, and grandchildren. The Foys attend Bethel United Methodist Church.