Harold Eugene Davis

March 15, 1943November 24, 2018

Harold “Gene” Davis, 75, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away November 24, 2018, in Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, OH. He was born March 15, 1943, in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late Ephriam and Effie Blanche (Pratt) Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond Davis, John Davis, Okey Davis; sister Grace Davis and infant sister Marlene Davis. Gene was a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He owned several businesses and was a member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Gene enjoyed taking walks, watching television and playing with his dogs. Left to cherish his memory are his husband of 25 years, Robert Richards of Parkersburg; brothers Edward Davis, Dale Davis and one sister Betty Cannon. There will be no public services at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be shared with the family at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is honored to serve the Davis family.


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Rob Brookover

December 1, 2018

My thoughts and condolences go out to Rob Richards,Gene's family, and Gene's friends. I'm sorry for everyone's loss.
If it wasn't for Gene owning the businesses Different Strokes and True Colors,I would have even been more lost as a young gay male back then. He provided me as well as the LGBT community of Parkersburg a place to feel accepted, free,safe, and alive. I remember a lot of great times. He made the atmosphere welcoming to everyone. He made growing up gay in Parkersburg not so bad. Nothing has ever been the same since True Colors closed. Gene's legacy will live on as well as his light. He will forever be remembered and not forgotten. He is part of the light and energy that surrounds us all. Thank you Gene. I send Rob,Gene's family, and Gene's friends lots of hugs and love during this hard time.

Jamie Karcher

November 27, 2018

Gene helped me through a tough time just by listening and giving me different way of looking at the situation. I lived up the hill from Rob and Gene, my mother still lives there, but I really met them when I sold them a vehicle in 2011. The tire went flat the first vacation they went in it. Gene never liked it after that lol, but we talked every time he brought it in for service. I will miss talking to him.