Robert Davis

Obituary of Robert Lewis Davis

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Robert Lewis Davis, 57, passed away at home unexpectedly on February 21, 2024. Rob was born on August 19, 1966 in Chattanooga, TN to Virginia Faye Lively and Neil Herbert Davis. Being a preemie, he was named “Most Beautiful Baby”, a fact he was very proud of, and his picture was in the paper. Rob played football for the Ooltewah Owls and graduated in 1985. Like most Chattanoogans, he bagged groceries at Red Food Store and enjoyed hanging out with his friends, tagging along with his older brother and cousins, and working on cars. He became a “self-proclaimed” Volkswagen Beetle expert and enthusiast at a young age and owned many Bugs over the years. The last one he bought was a vintage 1956 that he had every intention of restoring…. Until he met a feisty, red-headed Yankee girl and parked it in the basement garage. (A tale as old as time..) With his “Yes Ma’am” southern charm, Rob sweet talked Janet into packing up her 3 small children and moving to his beloved city. He traded his pick-up for a mini van and never looked back. Rob married Janet on March 13, 2004 at a chapel in Gatlinburg and had himself an instant family. 2 years later he knew he’d met his match when he met an even feistier red-head, his daughter Gracie was born. Rob worked at Johnson Controls in fire protection for almost 20 years. He was funny, kind, generous, and a little bit argumentative, but a hard working guy with ingenuity and mad handyman skills. He was very proud of all four of his smart and talented kids, adored his wife, and loved being a husband, father and Pop Pop more than anything else in the world. Rob is survived by his adoring wife Janet and their children, Daniel Freeman and his wife Betsy Fontes Freeman, Jenna Freeman Snow, Joseph Freeman, and Gracie Davis; grandchildren Adelaide Patricia Snow, Emelia Lee Snow and Wiles Augustus Fontes Freeman; his brother James Davis and his wife Karen, niece Candice, and nephew Kris, aunts, uncles, cousins and so very many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Vickie Miles. A celebration of life for Rob will be held on Sunday, March 3rd, 5:30 pm at Greenway Farms Conference Center, 4960 Gann Store Rd, Hixson, TN 37343. All are welcome to come and share memories, food and fellowship. If you’d like to make a donation in his honor, please consider enjoying Bug-A-Palooza this year at Camp Jordan in East Ridge on April 13th & 14th, benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Find Dr. Fieldinggood, and tell him you’re there for Rob. Yes, the '56 Bug is still in the basement, and no, it is NOT for sale. To share photos, memories or condolences please visit Arrangements by Legacy Funeral Home, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379 (423) 843-2525.
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5:30 pm
Sunday, March 3, 2024
Greenway Farms Conference Center
4960 Gann Store Road
Hixson, Tennessee, United States
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Robert Davis

1966 - 2024

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