Over the last several months, Gin spent many hours visiting and talking with her father. Robert C. Davis was a World War II veteran, and like many other members of “The Greatest Generation”, he had a profound love for God, family and country.
He was 85 years old, born August 23, 1925 to the late Malcolm Lynn Davis and Ellen Marion Bond Davis. Born and raised in Williamstown, PA, he joined the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. He became Staff Sergeant with Company G serving in Europe during World War II in Operation Market (A Bridge Too Far) and The Battle of the Bulge where he was awarded a Purple Heart. After the war he attended Virginia Polytechnical Institute (now Virginia Tech) on the GI Bill graduating with the Class of 1950.
Mr. Davis married Joan Madeline Ware on July 11, 1953 in the Mikell Chapel of the Cathedral of St. Phillips in Atlanta. They have five children. Bob worked for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals from August 8, 1954 until his retirement as Southern Regional Manager in 1987. Mr. Davis volunteered with “Mended Hearts Program” of Emory University Hospital, Fernbank Science Center, and the Fox Theatre. He is survived by his wife, Joan Davis; daughters, Julia Young, Virginia “Gin” Miller, Beverly Farris, Pamela Steuart; son, Robert Charles Davis, V.; and 11 grandchildren.
Grandchildren include; Michael Stephen Young, James Ian MacGregor Miller, Lee Duncan Farris, Christine Marie Davis, Justin Tyler Farris, Cameron Davis Steuart, Rebecca Ashley James Steuart.Farris, Danielle Rose Davis, Nicholas Richard Steuart, Laura Heather Farris, Riley Benjamin
Services will be held on Saturday, December 11th, 4 pm, at St. Bedes Episcopal Church (770.939.8103), located at 2601 Henderson Mill Road, Tucker, GA 30345.
In lieu of flowers, Gin’s request is for donations to be made to her the Gin Miller’s Daddy’s Girl Foundation, which was established in honor of her father and other Veterans of WWII. Contributions to his memory can also be made to St. Bede’s Church, www.stbedes.org.
Cards for Gin can be sent to:
1281 East Main Street
Canton, GA 30114