Allen "Gator" Gates Davis

26 June, 195625 October, 2021

Allen "Gator" Gates Davis, age 65, of Hanover, Virginia passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia R. Creech; and his sister, Peggy L. Bogar.

Allen spent many years working as a mechanic. He was also a faithful parishioner of Hunton Baptist Church in Glen Allen, VA.

Left to cherish his memory is his significant other, Carole Donovan; 4 children, Becky, Bubba, Katie, Allen Jr.; sisters, Marie Gori (Dan) and Debbie Stanley (Wayne); and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and friends.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the service will be moved to a graveside service at 1:00pm on Monday, November 1, 2021 at Kenwood United Methodist Church Cemetery, 11208 Elmont Rd, Ashland, VA 23005.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Davis family.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, 1 November , 2021


Allen "Gator" Gates Davis

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Rodney Morris

1 November 2021

We are sorry for your loss and know we are sending or condolences and prayers to the family.
Saying good by to my friend of 50 years. You will be missed. Rodney Morris

Tina Sharpe

29 October 2021

Gator you were a funny man. I will never forget when you went to work with my dad and we stopped at the store so you could get a 'gator aid' . Here I was thinking if was a Gatorade. Nope is was a beer. RIP now Prayers

Yvette Gilpin

29 October 2021

RIP from the night shift at Taco Bell, we will miss you

Stacy Stacy

29 October 2021

Gator I remember that you and Thomas were always at my house with daddy night and day. When I was young I remember thinking I had three dads y’all were there so much. Will miss seeing you around at the store all the time. You will be missed.

Irene Breeden

29 October 2021

I don't know where to start. You were Gator , always around . I guess I really got to know you when I started dating Rickey. He told me how he went out with you one night and passed out. When he came to, he was in Tennessee. I believe he told me y'all were chased away from there. He told me about a lot of other things yall did too but we wont get into all that. I remember the stories of you and all your ex- wives. You sure did give them away to go. I especially remember You taking off to Tennessee for about two weeks and coming back home with some of your family like you just left yesterday . You walked in and told Sandy to fix you and your company something to eat. I think you ended up getting throw across the room. She said she was so mad but didn't want to hurt you , I think you had recently got hurt. Every time I seen you, you would say Hi cuz. I guess the most recent thing i remember is seeing you around with Carol. It seemed yall took such good care of each other. I would see yall in Walmart side by side getting your groceries. I'm sure every thing wasn't a bed of roses but yall seemed very happy. I would go to Moms and see you outside cutting the grass or messing with your vehicles, you seemed so content and had finally got your life together. I was so surprised to find out you had started going to Church. Needless to say you have had a wild and wonderful life. Rest in peace Gator , you will be missed.

Carrie L Cauthorne

28 October 2021

I will never forget you gator. I remember always seeing you from the time I was a little girl and you worked next to my grandpa's shop to being older hanging out in pool halls and you keeping keeping watch over me . I will always remember our talks everything we met up at Walmart and you always being so sweet to me . I love ya man and will miss you praying for your sisters and Rachel and all the family I know they all loved you so much . Until we meet again keep my momma company up there and say hi to all my family . Rest in peace sweet friend

Eddie Chandler

27 October 2021

I will miss you man we grew up together in Elmont you were like a brother to me. Going back in my memories I can remember police chasing you and you pulling into the yard throwing the keys to daddy Jack Chandler saying heres the keys it's yours and you took off through the woods and hid in a tree until the police were gone than you came back to the house and daddy said come on in and sit down you gonna eat and have coffee after that daddy said here's your keys you go on home now.
Remember when me and you David, Jack, Sparky and Jack Chandler Sr went to colonial beach to race big red at King of the beach we had alot of fun working on cars and racing cars.
I have many many memories that I will cherish of you my friend.
Rip Gator you will be missed.
Gone but never will be forgotten.

Michael Edwards

27 October 2021

Rest in piece gator man it been years but it seen like yesterday when we go to break time and I pick you up from your moms house

Douglas Flemmons

27 October 2021

Gator was a great friend and my coffee buddy. He bring me coffee when I worked a convenient stores. He also came and pick me up to go get coffee and play my lottery numbers. Going to miss ol' boy a great deal. Praying for the family and friends on this great lost.

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