Gary Wayne Davis
November 24, 1946 – February 13, 2021
Gary Wayne Davis, 74, of Garland went to be with his Lord & Savior on February 13, 2021. He was born November 24, 1946 to Joe and Bernice Davis at Florence Nightingale Hospital in Dallas.
While working in Arkansas, Gary met and married the love of his life, Nancy Elizabeth Johnson of Crossett AR on October 3, 1969 in Ashley County AR. They moved to Forney and soon after settled in Garland. Gary graduated from Oak Cliff Christian HS on May 24, 1965. He joined UA Local 100 Plumbing and Pipe Fitting union in 1966 and completed trade school as a Journeymen in 1971. He worked in the HVAC industry and was a proud 45+ year member of UA Local 100 until he retired in 2012. If you knew our Dad, then you know what a giving and unselfish man he was. It didn’t matter who you were, if you needed help, he was there. He would rather give than receive. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a devout Christian and member of Baptist Missionary Association (BMA). He enjoyed going on missions and spreading the Gospel to other countries as well as here at home. Gary was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Nancy Elizabeth Davis; brother, Harold D. Davis; sister, Linda Mixon; father, Joe D. Davis; mother, Violet Bernice Davis and three grandchildren: Christopher Chadd Irwin, Ryann Andrew Irwin & Colby Aaron Irwin.
Survivors include his daughter, Lee Anne Sandy & husband, Steve of Garland, his son, Kevin of Dallas, his son, Brant & wife Teresa of Grand Saline and brother, Steve of California. Gary was blessed with 5 grandchildren: Daryl & Justin Carter, Coty Davis, Ashley Lewis and Jaeden Enlow; 16 great grandchildren: Dacota, Briana, Kaila, Kinsley, Layden, Kali, Leah, Katelynn, Sadie, Kam, Kace, Josselyn, Evalee, Kaine, Kaicee, Nevaeh and numerous other relatives & friends.
He made broken, look beautiful and strong look invincible. He walked with the universe on his shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings. Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch.
- Daryl Carter
- Justin Carter
- Coty Davis
- Jeff James
- Randall Herd
- Jared Monk
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021
Gary Wayne Davis
February 23, 2021
My father's funeral was the best that I could have hoped for yesterday. I want to thank everyone that came I know that if you were there you had been touched by my father. He such a kind and generous human being with so much wisdom and loved sharing it. I would like to just say that the last five months of my life that I spent with my father caring for him and interacting with him and learning from him becoming his bestie.... it was the greatest journey of my entire life I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Gary Wayne Davis thank you for being everything that you were to me , for loving me the way you did my entire life. I'm so full of gratitude that i had you to call Daddy and I will miss you so much.
February 20, 2021
What can I say about Gary that anyone that knew him does not know. Gary was the kindest Man who Loved helping people. I used to tell him that he was one of the few white hats left. My Son James would light up when Gary would come by to visit him, Gary always talked to him about them going fishing one day. James always refers to Gary as my Buddy. We will miss him and his Visits. We take some comfort in knowing that he is at Peace and with his Lord.
February 19, 2021
Gary was a very good man & I always enjoyed our conversations. He will be missed, greatly. My condolences go to his whole family.
Mark (Buddy) George
February 19, 2021
I knew Gary for over 55 years and worked with him a lot of that time. He was a strong Christian, good friend, and great guy. We had kept in touch for the last few years after we retired. I will miss our conversations. May God welcome Gary into heaven and give comfort and strength to his family and loved ones.
Buddy George (Carrier retired)
February 16, 2021
I worked with Gary at Carrier he spent the time to teach me so much and I am so grateful. He was an awesome guy