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Dale Davis

May 4, 1942 — July 30, 2016

     On Saturday, July 30, 2016, the Dale Davis family said goodbye to a husband, dad, and granddaddy as he passed from this world to the next. Dale Davis was born in Berrien County, Georgia on May 4, 1942. He attended and graduated from Atkinson County High School in 1960, married Christie Anne Morgan, and moved to Atlanta Georgia to fulfill his dreams. He worked multiple jobs from warehouse to selling encyclopedias until he signed on with Northfolk Southern Railway in 1964. Dale and Christie returned in 1969 to Pearson, Georgia where he resided for the remainder of his life. His railroad career wove through 37 years working at the Valdosta, Georgia yard. Along the way, he continued the family generational pull to the poultry industry and successfully operated a hog productions farm.               His love for family was a cornerstone of his life and character. At the foot was his dedication and love for his parents the late Troy and Georgia Brown Davis. Throughout his journey, Dale held a special bond with his brother Jerry (Gloria) Davis having filled his life enjoying each moment spent together. What drove him to become the best person and provider to hi family was his beautiful wife Christie Anne Morgan Davis. Together, they spent 56 years in marriage working, playing, and living life. She served as his partner, ambassador, and caregiver throughout his wonderful life with her.               From this incredible union, Dale and Christy have three children and grandchildren that he placed the most value on. Living in Pearson can be rewarding and challenging as we age. For Dale, the rewards of living in small town America far exceeded any challenges by the efforts of his daughter Donna Davis. Her love and devotion were always cherished and deeply valued by him. She gave her compassionate love to him every day. Equally rewarding were the unyielding devotions of his son and namesake Dale Phillip (Rube) Davis and Avon Jhoy. Never was there a call to or from Dale to Phillip not answered. His youngest son was a beacon in his eye. Dale had a unique bond with his oldest son Troy (Missy) Davis. They spent a cherished lifetime making memories forever etched in each. Dale devoted many days laughing with and teasing Jared and Morgan about the hours of work that needed to be attended from pinecone duty to farming. He was the first to arrive at any event they were involved serving as their greatest cheerleader and advocate.               When asked for characteristics that separated him from others, his steadfast commitment to being loyal, honest, and determined to succeed brought tremendous success to his family. A journey through life always leaves some legacy – a measure of the person who lived it. For Dale, his legacy is deeply imprinted in the faces and lives of his family – exactly how he wanted. Letting go is the most difficult part of the journey. However, his loving wife Christie, children, grandchildren, family, and friends know that he does not rest but is healed and walks, fishes, and laughs amidst or God’s grace and a paradise engulfed in a never ending beginning.               A graveside celebration of Dale’s extraordinary life will be held on Tuesday, August 02, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Sweetwater Methodist and Refugee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Mrs. Barbara Wall officiating.   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be considered for The Methodist Home for Children 2545 E Park Ave, Valdosta GA 31605.   Relihan Funeral Home in Pearson, Ga. is in charge of the arrangements.

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