Anthony Everette Davis, Jr., “Pops” went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2023.
Mr. Davis was born in Oronoco to Everette Davis, Sr. and Clementine Figgers Davis on February 20, 1933.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Dottie Farley Davis.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Davis is survived by his son Ronnie Davis and wife Debbie, of Lynchburg; Granddaughter Brittany Treat and husband Cory, of Vinton; his Daughter Kimberly Welch and husband Eugene, of Monroe; Grandson Brandon Welch and wife Kristin, of Madison Heights, together with Great-Grandchildren Hunter and Emily; Granddaughter Tiffany Welch and husband Ian Davenport, of Richmond; his Daughter Laurie Chiodo and husband Craig, of Forest, together with Grandchildren Megan Tait and husband Alex, of Chesapeake, Monica, Addison, and Justin, all of Lynchburg; siblings, Ethel Andrews and husband Wes of Colonial Heights, Effie Farmer of Richmond, Robert Davis and wife Delores of Lynchburg; and many nieces and nephews.
In 1953, Mr. Davis enlisted in the Army to serve his country as a member of the 25th Military Police Company during the Korean War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal; the Korean Service Medal; the United Nations Service Medal; and the Good Conduct Medal.
Upon ending his active military service in 1955, he began work in the pattern shop at Lynchburg Foundry and retired as supervisor in 1988. He then continued to pursue his passion for building and construction, working as a Class A contractor until fully retiring in 2003
As a member of Elon Baptist Church, he served his church family as a Deacon for thirty years.
Some of his favorite activities were wood working, fishing, gardening, riding his lawn mower and tractor and attending his grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s baseball, basketball, softball and soccer games.
A Funeral service will be conducted at Elon Baptist Church by the Reverend Steve Tyree on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The internment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park.
Mr. Davis’s family wishes to thank the Hospice Team which included the wonderful care of Renee and Mary, Ashanta and Angel Cunningham for their loving care, Centra Health Home Health, Westminster Canterbury and the Amherst County Rescue Squad.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests those wishing to make a memorial consider Elon Baptist Church.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.