Davis Greenway

October 19, 1923May 21, 2013
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Davis Greenway, 89, of Athens, GA passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

A native of Elbert County, GA, Mr. Greenway was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson Greenway and Annie Sue Davis Greenway. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1949. After graduation he was employed by Asgrow Seed Company for 45 years retiring in 1994. His expertise was in seed research for Asgrow. It was in this capacity that he was instrumental in developing the Vidalia onion that is now a household name and is grown in Vidalia, GA. Mr. Greenway was highly respected by his company and his fellow co-workers. His was selected as salesman of the year 3 times during his employment. Upon retirement he moved to Athens and enjoyed traveling with family and friends. He was an avid gardener and maintained a beautiful garden. He touched the lives of many people with his intellect, humor, integrity, and the ability to make you feel special when communicating with him. Davis was the epitome of a true southern gentleman.

Survivors include brother, Ed Greenway and wife, Rosa; sister, Gloria Barksdale and husband, Joe; godson, Scott Evans and wife Sandra, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11AM Friday, May 24th in the chapel at Bernstein Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Ricketts officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5-7PM Thursday, May 23rd at Bernstein.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Prince Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, 2131 Ruth Jackson Rd, Bogart, GA 30622.

Online condolences may be offered at

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Friday, May 24, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Ken Collier

July 12, 2013

Dear Greenway Family,
For several years I rented a room from Mr. Greenway in Atlanta about 20 years ago in his little house in Peachtree Hills. I have fond memories of his grandfatherly advice when I was young and just getting started. He didn't charge much rent and was strict with his rules but it taught me about character and holding strong to your beliefs and values.

So sorry I didn't seek him out after he moved back to Athens permanently. He was a rare person and affected more lives than you can know. My heart-felt condolences.

Forest McKenzie

May 30, 2013

I first met Davis Greenway back in 1987 when I went to work for Asgrow Seed Company. I was fresh out of Clemson University and Dave was sent to train me for a few weeks. He had his work cut out for him. As we traveled all over the Southeast, I learned a lot from Dave and we became good friends. He was a tremendous influence on my life then and continued to be one throughout the span of our friendship. Dave was the kind of man that had a positive impact on everyone that he met. During our time working together I was always amazed at how many people knew and respected him all over the Southeast. As many have said before me, he was a true southern gentleman that loved God, family, friends, the State of Georgia, and of course his beloved alma mater The University of Georgia. They don't make guys like him anymore.

He was like a member of the McKenzie family and we will miss him greatly and always remember him fondly. We offer our condolences to the Greenway family.

Rest in peace my friend.

~J.Forest McKenzie, II & Family, Charleston, South Carolina

May 23, 2013

To the family Mr. Greenway,
My wife Michelle and I have had the pleasure of being the neighbor of the sweetest, kindest, most sincere, loving and caring man we have ever known. We will surely miss our charming Mr. Greenway. Our deepest condolences to you all. God Bless.
-Christopher and Michelle Jordan

May 23, 2013

Dear Ed & Rosa, You know you have our sincere condolences. Think of the many years you were fortunate to have Davis as your brother. We love you. Mary & Dave

Betty Johnson

May 23, 2013

Mr. Greenway was a good neighbor for many years.

May 23, 2013

Uncle Davis was always so kind to me as a newcomer to Greenway family. Marrying Chuck (Davis nephew) brought us to Atlanta many times while visiting Chuck's mother Rosina,as she received treatments @ Emory Hospital. Uncle Davis gave us a warm welcome and a place to stay while in Atlanta.
He has also been a big influence on our 2 sons,Chad and Matt as they communicated with him from Nebraska.
God bless Uncle Davis and may he rest in peace!
Louise Greenway

May 23, 2013

God is near to all those who call upon him. May you call upon him in this time of despair. Psalms 145:18

Bernstein Funeral Home

May 23, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Sylvia Greenway

May 22, 2013

Uncle Davis was definitely a true southern gentleman! When I first met him he reminded me of my deceased father. I immediately fell in love with him. He welcomed me into his home as if I was part of the family before I became part of the family. I truly enjoyed the 2 days we spent with him. Thanks for the special memories Uncle Davis. I will definitely miss you! Your Niece-in-Law Sylvia Greenway