Gale Davis

July 21, 1935January 2, 2021

David Gale Davis

Gale Davis passed away 02 January 2021. Due to COVID pandemic, funeral services will be private at Heritage Chapel Funeral Home in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Daddy was born on 21 July 1935 in Leicester, NC. He grew up with his sister Linda and family in the mountains of North Carolina. Later they moved to Baltimore. Daddy spent much time working with his grandfather Papa Gibbs on the farm in Leicester, NC. He went on to college at Western Carolina University, where he met the love of his life Patricia Gayle Ingram. They married and moved on to UNC-Chapel Hill, and then UGA where he earned a PhD in Biology. After several other stops, they moved to Tuscaloosa, AL, in 1969 with their three boys.

Daddy was a retired Biology/Genetics professor at the University of Alabama. He was active in Boy Scouts with his sons. He loved the outdoors, camping, and traveling. After retiring, Mom and Dad traveled the country in their RV, enjoying camping and square dancing. Daddy was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He loved and is loved dearly by all his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Gale is preceded in death by his father Louis Willard Davis, mother Wanda Gibbs Davis, and wife Patricia Ingram Davis.

He is survived by his sister Linda Davis Fischer, his sons Carl Davis, Hugh Davis, and Christopher Davis (Pam), his grandchildren Lauren Davis, Andrew Davis, Kirsten Davis, Lindsey Davis, and Brooke Davis Beck (Blake), and his great granddaughter Addie Blake Beck.


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Leslie Bates

January 8, 2021

I remember my Uncle Gale as a very kind hearted soft spoken man. I always looked up to him and was in awe at how intelligent he was. With three rambunctious boys aka cousins. When we would visit them in my childhood it was four girl cousins visiting three boy cousins. My memories of those visits were fond. Uncle Gale was a wonderful brother to my mom Linda and they remained close up until his passing. She always said he was her “rock” and he always watched out for her. I am sad he has left us. May he Rest In Peace.

John Dill

January 8, 2021

Dr Gale Davis was a wonderful man. He was also a fine leader and mentor to the boys in our Scout Troop and Explorer Post. I have many fond memories of him and his gentle sense of humor. On one of our many annual trips with the scouts, I rode with he and Chris, just the three of us, visiting sites all over the state of Alabama with Troop 89. I think we wore out that Paul McCartney & Wings 8-track tape during that trip. Good times. I scoured my photos, searching for a photo of those years. The best I could find was this one from 1977. The troop was visiting Little River Canyon and we had stopped at one of the many scenic rims. It appears here that Dr Davis is discussing his camera with another of our leaders, Mr Cappell.

I am truly sorry for your loss, Chris. My thoughts are with you and the rest of your family during this difficult time. Hang in there.

Wayne Lester

January 7, 2021

I am in Ga and have not been able to get a hold of Dave Davis who was married to Muriel .... I never knew Dave’s middle name and may have the wrong If anyone can verify if this is my dear friend for 40+ yrs, please contact me @ 678-232-1780
Thank You and I am sorry for your loss