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“Kelli , Louis and Rob , we were saddened to read of your Dad's passing . He and your Mom were always so thoughtful to us and some of our best times...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Watts and Betsy Carr - Greensboro, NC

“Praying for you during this time. I was saddened to see Mr. Davis' obituary in the paper. I had a deep respect for him and often wondered how he...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Toney - Ellenboro, NC

“Bob Davis was literally a "bigger than life" leader/mentor to me and many of the young management at Dixie Yarns several years ago. I will always...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Leonard - Signal Mountain, TN

“Dear Rob, Kelli and Louis, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He was always someone that I looked up to and respected. I sometimes...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Mike Shuford - Chattanooga, TN

“Dear Helen, It was with great sorrow that we learned of Bob's death. We teasure the many good times we shared together. We will always...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Bill and Betsy Lawson - Gastonia, NC

“Wishing you strength and comfort at this sad time. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Russell Baker - chickamauga, GA

“Rob, Louis and Kelli, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your dad was so highly accomplished on many fronts. But I suspect that he always...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: bob worthington - atlanta, GA

“Kelli,Rob,Louis So sorry to hear about the passing of your Father.He was indeed a giant of a man and accomplished so much in his life.My prayers are...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: jim hignight - chattanooga, TN

“Rob,Louis and Kelli, Vicky and I want you to know how much we enjoyed your father. Old # 57 was a much respected man . It was an honor to have met...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: David & Vicky Burns - Gastonia, NC


Gastonia Robert "Bob" Thomas Davis, Jr., age 83, passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at his home. A native of Columbus, GA, he was a son of the late Robert Thomas Davis and Mary Avant Davis. Bob had a storied athletic career; All SEC Tackle, All American Tackle, Captain of GA. Tech Football and Basketball Team. He played pro football with the Boston Yanks, was elected to National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame and to the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. He served in the U.S. Army, served the City of Columbus as Mayor and eight years on the Columbus City Commission. His professional career in textiles included tenures as President, Vice President, CEO, and Director of various mills in the Southeast. Bob was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Stephenson Davis, daughter, Kelly Davis England, sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Leeth Davis, Sr. and Sharron Weaver Davis, Louis Winfield Davis and Anne Hartley Davis all of Gastonia, grandchildren; Elizabeth England, Robert "Leeth" Davis, Jr., Winfield "Mills" Davis, Sara Ann Davis, and Hartley Elizabeth Davis. Also surviving Bob are his children and grandchildren by marriage; Margaret and Ray Collins of Winston-Salem, NC and their son, Michael, Gretchen and John Donaldson of Alexandria, VA and their son, Cameron and Buddy and Kesha Hobbs of Shelby and their children; Alesha, Lewis and Patrick Hobbs as well as extended family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Leeth Davis, brother, Homer Avant Davis. The family will receive friends from 1 – 2:45pm Tuesday, June 15, in the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church, Gastonia. The funeral service will be held at the church at 3:00pm. Interment will be in Gaston Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church, 190 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052 or to Holy Angels, 6600 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont, NC 28012. Send condolences to the family from www.mcleanfuneral.com. McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mr. Davis.

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