OBITUARY

James Tony Davis Sr.

October 27, 1947April 15, 2021
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James “Tony” Davis, Sr., age 73, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021. Tony was born October 27, 1947 in Gadsden, Alabama. He lived most of his young life in Gadsden and loved playing football while he lived and attended school there. Tony was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed life and nothing ever got him down. He learned to roll with the punches and imparted that wisdom on his children. Tony loved cars and was an avid “Ford” man with a special love for the Ford Mustang. Some of his favorite pastimes were attending car races and car shows. If it involved cars – especially “old” Mustangs – it was his passion. Tony never met a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back. He was Christian by Faith.

Preceding him death were his beloved wife of 34 years, Annette (Bryant) Davis; his parents, C. T. and Josephine (Green) Davis; sister, Geraldine McCormick; brothers, Jackie Davis and Gary Nicholson; brother, Charles Davis; grandson, Dennis Matthew Jeffery; and son-in-law, Frankie Thomas.

Those left to cherish his memory are son, James Davis, Jr. and wife Caron of Griffin, Georgia; daughter, Gwen Thomas of Douglasville, Georgia; grandchildren, Caitlyn Davis, Hunter Davis, Jonathan Wilhite and wife Chelsea, and Sarah Jeffery and fiancé Jalen Moore; great-grandchildren, Mattie James Wilhite, Braylon Jeffery, and two great-granddaughters on the way; sisters-in-law, Elaine Prather and Sandra Bryant; girlfriend, Brenda McLamb Taustein; as well as many other family members and friends.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm in the Rosehaven Chapel with Pastor David Maguire officiating. Serving as Pallbearers are: Hunter Davis, Johnny White, Scott Bryant, Alan Bryant, Kenny Bryant, and Donny Hendrix. He will be laid to rest at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

For those unable to attend, the services will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/RosehavenMemorial

Flowers accepted or donations may be made in memory of James Tony Davis, Sr. to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org or by mailing to American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, 10 Glenlake Parkway NE, South Tower Suite 400, Atlanta, Georgia 30328.

Please take time to leave condolences with the family or share memories of Mr. Davis by visiting www.whitleygarner.com

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134

  • FAMILY

  • James Davis, Jr. (Caron), Son
  • Gwen Thomas, Daughter
  • Caitlyn Davis, Grandchild
  • Hunter Davis, Grandchild
  • Jonathan Wilhite (Chelsea), Grandchild
  • Sarah Jeffery (Jalen Moore), Grandchild
  • Mattie James Wilhite, Great-Grandchild
  • Braylon Jeffery, Great-Grandchild
  • Elaine Prather, Sister-in-law
  • Sandra Bryant, Sister-in-law
  • Brenda McLamb Taustein, Girlfriend
  • Two great-granddaughters on the way
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Hunter Davis, Pallbearer
  • Johnny White, Pallbearer
  • Scott Bryant, Pallbearer
  • Alan Bryant, Pallbearer
  • Kenny Bryant, Pallbearer
  • Donny Hendrix, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 19, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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  • Burial

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Brenda Carter

April 18, 2021

Wish I could have gotten to know Tony better. Great person that made you feel right at home in their lives! I would like to express my heart felt regret to family and everyone who had a part in his life!(My life long friend Brenda McLamb Taustein )

Marilyn Deaton

April 17, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Tony. I am Brenda's cousin from North Carolina. He was a very nice man. Praying for all of you during this sad time.

Arubra Gardner

April 17, 2021

Tony always had a hug and smile...I pray for peace for all during this time...

Debra Mayfield

April 17, 2021

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Davis Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

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Biography

James “Tony” Davis, Sr., age 73, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021. Tony was born October 27, 1947 in Gadsden, Alabama. He lived most of his young life in Gadsden and loved playing football while he lived and attended school there. Tony was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed life and nothing ever got him down. He learned to roll with the punches and imparted that wisdom on his children. Tony loved cars and was an avid “Ford” man with a special love for the Ford Mustang. Some of his favorite pastimes were attending car races and car shows. If it involved cars – especially “old” Mustangs – it was his passion. Tony never met a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back. He was Christian by Faith.

Preceding him death were his beloved wife of 34 years, Annette (Bryant) Davis; his parents, C. T. and Josephine (Green) Davis; sister, Geraldine McCormick; brothers, Jackie Davis and Gary Nicholson; brother, Charles Davis; grandson, Dennis Matthew Jeffery; and son-in-law, Frankie Thomas.

Those left to cherish his memory are son, James Davis, Jr. and wife Caron of Griffin, Georgia; daughter, Gwen Thomas of Douglasville, Georgia; grandchildren, Caitlyn Davis, Hunter Davis, Jonathan Wilhite and wife Chelsea, and Sarah Jeffery and fiancé Jalen Moore; great-grandchildren, Mattie James Wilhite, Braylon Jeffery, and two great-granddaughters on the way; sisters-in-law, Elaine Prather and Sandra Bryant; girlfriend, Brenda McLamb Taustein; as well as many other family members and friends.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm in the Rosehaven Chapel with Pastor David Maguire officiating. Serving as Pallbearers are: Hunter Davis, Johnny White, Scott Bryant, Alan Bryant, Kenny Bryant, and Donny Hendrix. He will be laid to rest at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

For those unable to attend, the services will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/RosehavenMemorial

Flowers accepted or donations may be made in memory of James Tony Davis, Sr. to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org or by mailing to American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, 10 Glenlake Parkway NE, South Tower Suite 400, Atlanta, Georgia 30328.

Please take time to leave condolences with the family or share memories of Mr. Davis by visiting www.whitleygarner.com

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134