Elder Bobby D. Davis

Elder Bobby Davis of Rt. 2, Haysi, Virginia passed
away on Friday, February 4, 2005 at Mountain View Regional
Medical Center in Norton, Virginia. He was 43
years old. Brother Bobby was born in Grundy, Virginia
to the late Linkous and Ida M. Taylor Davis. He was an Elder and member of Little David
Old Regular Baptist Church. He was last employed by Fletcher Enterprises,
selling mining supplies, before becoming disabled. In addition
to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant siblings.
Survivors include his wife, Shelia Davis; two daughters, Crystal
(Adam) Barton and Heather (Keith) Deel both of Haysi; four brothers,
Michael (Brenda) Davis of Keen Mountain, Virginia, Eddie (Margie)
Davis of Keen Mountain, Marcus Davis of Honaker, Virginia,
and Paul Davis of Wytheville, Virginia; and two sisters, Rosie (Robert)
Keen of Poplar Creek, Virginia and Barbara (Larry) Justus of
Garden Creek, Virginia.
     With the blessed Lord’s help, we will try to write the obituary of
our beloved husband, brother and father, a man who was full of life.
To my dear companion: I will miss you, your love will stay with
me forever. I thank God for the years He gave us together. The love
we shared came from God out of Heaven. You were my friend, companion,
and soul mate. I thank God He gave me someone that brought
me love, companionship and someone I was able to talk to about
anything. Our love will never be forgotten. We were together on earth
and will be together in Heaven again one day. Sleep on, my darling,
I will meet you again some sweet day.
     From a brother to a brother, I will miss the special times we had,
and the wonderful talks. I will miss all the hopes and dreams that we
had together. To the rich one of us that had joy and love for everyone
that crossed his path, and had a smile on his face every time you seen
him. As a brother that will be missed but not forgotten, he got a second
chance and made a difference in every way of life for his family
and for the community. You could see that in all the brothers and
sisters, as I entered the church that he was a part of, and as I talked to
the people there. I thank the Lord for watching over him. He was a
warrior on earth and was like a train, slow to get going, but hard to
stop. Now, he is a warrior in Heaven and more powerful than ever. I
thank God for letting me be a part of his life. He was more than a
brother to me; he was also my best friend.
     Oh, brother of mine, how sweet and true, how I do love you, and
I will miss you dearly. I thank God for letting you be a part of my
life. I will always cherish your smiles, your laughter, and your warm
and loving affection that you showed all of us. I know that God gave
you this love after you gave Him your life. You are special to me in
my eyes. I will miss all your visits at Magic Mart to check on me,
and our lunches at McDonalds even if it was only 99 cents. Lunch
was one of the ways we shared our time together. Oh brother, how I
will miss you, you were always there for me anytime that I needed
you. I love you, and will always miss the laugh that we could hear
and know that it was Bobby. You were a pest sometimes, but I would
not have it any other way. Your sister who always said to you, “I’m a
rose among thorns.”
     To my loving father: I will cherish all the loving memories of the
20 years that we had together. I loved you so much and you did so
many things for me, but one special thing that you did for me will
always live on in my heart. You gave me the love of my life and I will
never forget and will always be grateful. I will also cherish the day
that you got to baptize me, that was your special day and mine as
well. You were always a loving man, but no one could have asked for
a better father. You will be missed by all, but no one can replace a
father’s love. Words cannot express how much I will miss you, but I
will see you again in Heaven.

     Written by his broken hearted family.