Gary Lee Davis, age 67, of Center Star, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. Visitation will be today, March 19th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Spry-Williams Funeral Home of Florence. The service will be tomorrow, March 20th at 1 p.m. at Center Star First Baptist Church, with Brother Ronny Jones and Brother Ashley Pettus officiating. He will lie in state at the church from noon until service time. Burial will be at Center Star Cemetery.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Annie Davis; sisters, Lois and Barbara; and brother, Riley.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Stutts Davis; sons, Todd E. Davis (Elisabeth), Courtney Guasti (Abby), and Adam L. Davis (Brittney). Gary was an amazing and loving “Pop” to five grandchildren, Caroline, Harper, Hudson, Hadley and Georgia. He is also survived by sisters, Brenda Parsons, and Joan Davis; and brother, Andy Davis.
Gary was an avid gardener and loved sharing the fruits of his labor with his neighbors and friends. Gary greatly enjoyed serving those around him. He had several surrogate grandmothers who treasured him, and he felt honored whenever they asked him to lend a hand.
Above all things, Gary valued his family. He never missed a chance to play with his beloved grandchildren in the leaves, take them fishing, ride them on his tractor, or rock them to sleep.
He was most proud of his three sons and loved to brag on them at any opportunity. He was the definition of a father who wanted better for his children than he had and worked every day to show them how much he loved them.
He would be the first to say the person he cherished most was “My Girl.” Married for 47 years, Gary was most happy spending his day with his best friend and love of his life.
You may sign the guest register at sprywilliams.com.