Mr. Robert E. Davis, 76

Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory announces the funeral for Mr. Robert E. Davis, 76, who passed away Aug. 15 at Candler County Hospital in Metter.
Mr. Davis was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County and a member of the 1962 graduating class of Appling County High School. Mr. Davis attended South Georgia College and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Georgia Southern College, Master’s in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Georgia and Education Specialist Degree from Valdosta State College. Mr. Davis began his career teaching social studies at Bacon County High School, served as guidance counselor at Brunswick High School and Jeff Davis High  School, was Title I Coordinator for the Jeff Davis County School System, owned and operated Western Auto in Glennville for 10 years, returning to education where he served as assistant principal and principal of Bacon County High School retiring in 2004.
Mr. Davis was a farmer at heart and was happiest on his tractor at the farm. He enjoyed fishing with his brothers at the river and the coast and with his granddaughters at their lake house on Lake Sinclair. Mr. Davis was a devoted husband, father and papa who loved hosting family get-togethers at his barn with lots of food.
He will forever be cherished and loved by his family, nieces and nephews, former coworkers and students.
Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents, I.J. Jr. and Bessie Riddle Davis and a brother, Larry E. Davis.
Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Shirly Harper Davis of Baxley; daughter, Dr. Michele and husband Dr. Jason McGibony of Statesboro; granddaughters, Skylar McGibony and Sinclair McGibony of Statesboro; brothers, W.C. “Billy” and wife Pat Davis of Ethelsville, Ala., Glen and wife Marie Davis and Charles and wife Pam Davis both of Baxley; numerous nieces and nephews and other family.
A private funeral was held Aug. 18 at Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Weisel and the Rev. Stacy Bourguine officiating.
Interment was in Miles Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers were Drew Davis, Brad Harper, Blaine Harper, Mark Pedrick, Jason McGibony, Chris Floyd, Alan Harper and Cody Durham.
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Miles Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1744 Miles Chapel Church Rd. Baxley, GA 31513.

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