Gregory Lynn Davey
May 10, 1945 – July 3, 2018
Gregory Lynn Davey, 73, of Austin passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born on May 10, 1945 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Robert Sherman Davey and Mae Louise Clark Davey.
He is preceded in death by his parents. Greg will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 47 years, Marsha Davey; his children, Brian Davey (Tara), Brent Davey (Majick), and Suzanne Davey; grandchildren, Vinny, Brooklyn, Grace, and Jackson; siblings, Carolyn Nestle (Gary), Steve Davey (Charlene), and Don Davey; 9 nieces and nephews; 18 great-nieces and nephews; numerous other relatives; and a host of friends.
Greg was a graduate of Oklahoma State University, then went to serve in the U.S. Army for two years active duty at Ft. Riley, Kansas and then four years in the Reserves. He was in the restaurant business his whole career, working for several companies throughout the years. His last position was a general partner in the Ruth’s Chris Steak House franchise in Austin from 1999 until his retirement in 2014.
Greg’s favorite activities included fishing, hunting, and golf, which he enjoyed with his sons, brothers, and friends. He loved to tell and re-tell the many stories of their adventures together. He enjoyed being a little league coach for his sons and daughter and being a “second dad” to many of their friends.
Greg leaves behind a legacy of everything a faithful, loyal, loving husband and father should be. He was the best. He will be dearly missed by all his family and many friends from across the country. May he rest in peace and carry our love with him for eternity.
For those desiring, contributions may be made in Greg’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation or Hospice Austin.
- Visitation Saturday, July 7, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
- Committal Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
Gregory Lynn Davey
July 13, 2018
Greg was a great guy. I first met him in 1994 when he became the first franchise coordinator for Ruths Chris Steak House.
Ruth Fertel the founder of Ruths Chris Steak House hired him , and it was a great move.
He was cooperative , always a gentleman,
and a real asset to the company. We were working tirelsy to help build the brand in those days. and Greg played a big role in building the brand. I’ll never forget when Ruth help open the Taipei location in 1995 Greg was right there to assist in every way to get the location open. I met Marsha not long after that and I thought Greg married a fun great lady.
When Greg left corporate I was worried and sad, however he went on to join Ruths Chris Austin and whenever I walked into that restaurant he was terrific with the guests.
He knew exactly what to say and do to make it a special experience with the guests.
I will really miss Greg, and remember him as one heckuva guy who always tried to to the right thing. Greg may you Rest In Peace. I am sure you are sitting with Ruth Fertel at her table, as she thought the world of you!
July 12, 2018
So very sorry to hear of Greg's passing ... such a kind angel he was. May he rest in eternal peace with Our Lord. Sending love and prayers to Marsha and Greg's entire family.
July 9, 2018
I was sorry to hear about Greg's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I know Greg was a great husband to Marsha, and father, and much loved by his family. I haven't met Brent or Brian, but if they are half the men Greg was, they're truly special, too! Suzie, I know how much your dad meant to you, and him you. I'm sorry for your family's loss...love you all.
July 5, 2018
When I think about Greg, my brain begins to work overtime, bringing back so many wonderful memories of the times that we spent together. I believe that I met Greg in the fall of 1967. He was the Club Officer at the Officers' Club at Fort Riley, KS. I was newly employed at the Central Accounting Office at Fort Riley. Our office provided accounting services for all of the clubs on post, and, one of my main responsibilities was the Officers' Club. Greg specialized in Food and Beverage and he taught me all of the "inner workings" of a good food and beverage operation. His teachings helped me immensely as most of my accounting career has focused on food and beverage operations....Thank You, Greg!
Our friendship grew stronger when he married Marsha, my roommate and I married Linn. Oh, there are so many stories of the things that the four of us did together! Many weekends together, raised our kids together, enjoyed Marsha's great cooking together, listened to the Righteous Brother's together (Greg always played his favorite music every Sunday morning), cried and laughed together...always together!
One of my most favorite memories is when we all had small children and had the opportunity to spend Christmas Eve together--Greg would gather the four little ones around the tree and recite, from memory, "The Night Before Christmas". His animation and voice inflection were Broadway quality! I so wish that we had recorded him but it will be forever in our minds.
Today, I still carry and respond to a nickname that he gave me years ago..."AnnieMae". It makes me smile and I'll always think of him when I hear it....with a huge smile on my face and just a tinge of sadness in my heart.....loved you so much, Gregor!! rp