Obituaries


Gerry Lane Davis

July 29, 1946 - September 5, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date September 30, 2017

Mr. Gerry Lane Davis of Cairo, Georgia, age 71, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Faith Christian Center, 1548 Ga. Highway 188, Cairo, Georgia.

Gerry Lane Davis was born July 29, 1946 in Thomasville, Georgia, to Ramsey Lee Davis and Pauline West Davis. Gerry graduated from Thomasville Central High School, class of 1966. Gerry was talented in many areas. He worked as a contractor to sell and set tile products in homes. He was an artist with stone products. Gerry restored civil war monuments and headstones. Loving to fish, he even carved and hand made fishing lures. Gerry was an avid gardener and a huge FSU fan. He was a lifelong member of New Shiloh Baptist Church. Gerry honorably served in the United States Navy. He married the love of his life, Eileen Davis. They enjoyed spending all their time together. Gerry Lane Davis will be so greatly missed by his many friends and the family that loved him so very much.

Gerry Lane Davis is survived by his wife, Eileen Patricia Davis Davis of Cairo; children, Patti Kelso and husband, Brian of Spanish Fort, Alabama, John Griffin of Cairo, and Charlotte Baggley and husband, Jeff of Tampa, Florida; siblings, Margaret Gualiardo of Cairo, Jim Davis and wife, Pam of Douglasville, Georgia, and Mildred Hall of Tallahassee, Florida; grandchildren, Brad Kelso, Cameron Hornbuckle, Cameron Baggley, Zoey Mae Baggley, Sammy Baggley, and Xavier Baggley; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lt. Commander R. L. Davis, Jr., US Navy.

In lieu of flowers:
“Our family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and prayers during this difficult time. Gerry spent seven weeks
in ICU so we are requesting donations, in lieu of flowers, to help alleviate the burden on Eileen. You may donate at
gofundme.com, Gerry Lane Davis.”