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Robert S Davis

March 28, 1945March 22, 2021

Robert Sewell “Bob” Davis, Jr., age 75, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at Middlesboro Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. Bob was born March 28, 1945 to the late Robert Sewell Davis and Jenny Mae Gibson Davis. He is survived by his daughters, Elaine Davis and Robyn Davis Grabeel (husband Richard), and two grandsons that he adored, Jacey and Cameron Grabeel. He is also survived by his brother Tom Davis and two nieces Cindy Davis Rutherford and Jackie Davis Williams. Bob was a proud southern man who worked hard his entire life to provide for his family. He loved to hunt, a good cold beer, and watching his grandsons do just about everything. He especially loved teaching them to play, and lose at cards. Though he cherished every moment with “his boys” and would do anything they asked, he could never bring himself to let them win! Bob played baseball for the Railsplitters and graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education. However, the work he chose involved long hours and manual labor. Bob’s friends will tell you that he was very opinionated and loved to argue, but they will also attest to his honesty and generosity. He was the good neighbor that helped others and he was the kind of friend who would give you the shirt off his back. In addition to his family and friends, Bob will be missed by those who cared for him daily at Middlesboro Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. They loved him the way he was and they cared for him like family. Bob will be laid to rest at the Gibson Family Cemetery across from his home in Virginia on Friday, March 26th at 4:00 pm. All are welcome to join the family to say goodbye to a great father, proud grandfather, and caring friend.


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Pat Parkey

March 27, 2021

Bob was a unique person...a distant cousin, neighbor and a dear person to me and all of my family. As a widow, my Mom assured all of my immediate family not to worry about her, as we lived away then, because she always knew 1 phone call to Bob, or his brother, Tommy, one of them would be to her within minutes. I loved talking to Bob as he truly was into genealogy and had a lot of history to share regarding our ancestors. I only wish I'd recorded a lot of this or even made notes. I always left with a laugh or smile after a visit with him.
He will truly be missed by many in our community as well as his family.
Much love , prayers & condolences to all loved ones left behind. RIP Bob...we'll all reunite "one of these days!"

Deborah Ellis

March 26, 2021

Thoughts and Prayers to the entire family. Bob was definitely one of a kind, but anyone who knew him appreciated him. He was "bull headed" to say the least but kind, helpful, and giving. He will be missed but we all will have stories to tell from now on.
Rest In Peace Bob, there are a lot of souls waiting to see you.

Deb Ellis & Pernell Ayers

Eleanor Chadwell

March 25, 2021

I'm so sorry and prayers for the whole family!!

Eleanor chadwell

Jo Brooks

March 25, 2021

Thanks for being a good friend Bob. I have alot of memories with you talking / arguing over a good cold beer. My favorite one is the deer hunting trip that very few knew about. lol . I promise to always be there for Elaine and Robyn like you've been for me. Rest in peace Bob.

Shelia Brown-Johnson

March 24, 2021

Prayers for this wonderful family. Bob was an amazing man and I've always thought highly of him. I always enjoyed when Eric Leonard and I would go visit, he always made me feel right at home while him and Eric would fuss and carry on in a good way. Rest in Peace Bob! Love you little Buddy