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Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - LaGrange

1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA

OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" Lee Davis

August 3, 1937June 20, 2020

Mr. Robert Lee Davis, “Bob”, Lieutenant U.S. Navy-Retired, 82, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at West Georgia Hospice in LaGrange, GA. Mr. Davis was born August 3rd, 1937 in Etowah, TN, where he lived until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of seventeen. Serving twenty-three years in The United States Navy was his greatest privilege and honor. He served aboard The USS Trathen, The USS ORISKANY and was stationed at several bases throughout the country. He was awarded many medals, commendations and 5 bronze stars. His last commission was to the Navy Supply School, Athens, Georgia, where he retired in 1977. Upon retirement, Mr. Davis settled with his wife and children in Watkinsville, where he lived for over 35 years. He then worked at Wilkins Industries and retired once again. He loved the Georgia Bulldogs and even worked part time at the ticket office for several years. He was a long-time member of the Oconee County Lions Club and received The Melvin Jones Fellowship Humanitarian Award, which is the highest form of recognition for his exemplary service to his club and the community for which it serves. He was a member at Briarwood Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. In 2014, he and his wife moved to LaGrange, GA to be closer to family, where they attended First Baptist Church on the Square. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bette Davis; children, Robin & Greg Morris of LaGrange, Jeff & Donna Davis of Lake Park; grandchildren, Laura Lynn Keese (Jon), Matt Morris, Kristin Calvert (Jeff), Karrie Beth Davis (Nick), Britton Davis, Brody Davis; great-grandchildren, Davis, Mary Charles, Ella Kyle, and Tucker Robert, all of whom he adored. In an abundance of caution for the health and safety of others, the family will be holding a private graveside service and will announce a memorial service at a later date.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636

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Billy& Donna Jones

June 26, 2020

We thank you for all you did for us.You led us to your SS class at Briarwood and was a tremendous influence on both of us.We love you and look forward to seeing you in Heaven. Our condolences to all the family.

Lisa (Davis) O'Riley

June 26, 2020

I remember when I was a child how happy my father (John L.), Bob's brother, and my mom (Gwen) were whenever we got to visit. There was lots of laughter and talking and staying up half the night! There was great joy when we got together. I treasure those memories.

Rex Davis

June 25, 2020

My uncle Bobby was my hero from my first remembrance of him as a little boy. He and his brother my father, inspired the work ethic I’ve been Blessed with. My cousins, and aunt, I love y’all! Prayers and Blessings over all y’all.

Rex

Barbara & Tony Williams

June 25, 2020

Bette, so sorry for your loss. Tony and I loved Bob, and learned so much from him as our Sunday School teacher at Briarwood. Bob will be missed by many. What a promise that we’ll meet again! What a joyous day!

Kenny Searcy

June 24, 2020

Bob & Bette took us in when we were just newlyweds & new to the community. One of the most giving men I’ve ever know. Serving others all the time- Navy, work, Lions Club, community & church. Been missing him since y’all moved. Thanks for all you did for Susie & me.

Betsy Ricks

June 24, 2020

Bette,

We are so sorry for your great loss. You and Bob were precious friends to our family. Bob always had words of encouragement and tools he was more than willing to loan. He usually picked the tools up and volunteered to work right along side whoever needed them. We have missed you at Briarwood.

We love you.

Mike and Betsy Ricks

Horace & Betty Crump

June 22, 2020

Dear Bette,

We were so sorry to learn of Bob's death.
We have so many good memories of our Friday night dinners with the two of you in Athens, Ga., as well as Sundays spent with you in our Messengers' Sunday School Class.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in your loss
Love,
Horace & Betty Crump

Loraine Crenshaw

June 22, 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences. Sincerely, Loraine Crenshaw (West Georgia Hospice)