Davis, Fred Roy (Dalton)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Fred Roy Davis, 74, of Dalton, GA, died Saturday morning, December 22, 2012 at the home of his daughter in Rome, GA. 

Fred was born June 30, 1938 in Dalton, a son of the late Roy Sydney and Cora Ledford Davis; and was also preceded in death by a son, Fred Alan Davis; and a sister, Hazel Eaker. 

He worked many years at Soliman White and at Lock's Dozing. Fred was an avid outdoorsman. He loved NASCAR and fishing. 

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Bill Schroeder of Rome; son, Brian Davis of Rock Springs; grandchildren, Amanda McKinley of Fayetteville, NC, Cantrell Schroeder, Barrett Schroeder both of Rome; great-grandchildren, Kaiden and Joshua Blackiston of Fayetteville, NC; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline Phillips, Beulah Brindle all of Chatsworth, Beatrice and Donald Blevins, Juanita Baldridge all of Dalton and Grace and Andrew Harris of Eton, GA; honorary family member, Chad McGatha of Chatsworth; and several nieces and nephews. 

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Fred Roy Davis will be held Thursday, December 27, at 2 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with Jerry Eaker officiating. He will be laid to rest at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Tunnel Hill, Georgia, with Steve Eaker, Scott Phillips, Rodney Huggins, Ray Blevins, Allan Blevins and Dan Eaker servings as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Seth Jackson and Lamar Baldridge. 

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday, December 26 and after 11 a.m. Thursday, December 27 at Ponders Melrose Chapel who has charge of the arrangements.


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