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Anthony Everette Davis, Jr.

February 20, 1933 - March 13, 2023

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

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Dottie and Family, I’m so sorry to learn of your loss. I have fond memories of Tony as a kind and good man who was devoted to his family. He took the time to help teach a little neighbor girl to swim while at the pool with his girls. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Cyndi Staton Shelor on March 18, 2023

Many hugs and prayers to his family so sorry for your loss . Pops was a great man .

Posted by Sodikoff family on March 17, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this time.

Posted by Priscilla Wilson on March 16, 2023

So sorry for the loss of such a great brother, and friend. He left this world much to celebrate and enjoy and as the good Lord himself said, “I will prepare a place for you”, I’m sure Tony is first in line to him out! May the angles of heaven welcome Tony with open and loving arms and may God place his hands on the heavy hearts of those left in waiting to be reunited with him someday soon! God bless and rest in piece, our brother and friend!

Posted by Steve and Joyce Elliott on March 15, 2023

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