Gregory D. Davis went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 8, 2013, at his home in Big Run Subdivision, Elkton, Va. Greg was born to his parents, the late Harold and Naomi Plume Davis, at home on May 16, 1947.
Greg was a lifetime resident of the Elkton area. After attending Elkton High School, he served his country in the U.S. Army. Upon his return home, he worked for Westinghouse in Verona, Va., and then upon leaving them, he began a 30-year career with Merck & Co. Inc. in Elkton.
He was a member of the Massanutten Hunt Club. In his younger years, Greg was an avid sportsman; bear hunting, deer hunting and trout fishing being his primary interests. Following retirement, he devoted his time to his dogs and feeding and caring for a “tribe” of feral cats. Although they were wild to everyone else, they dearly loved him.
Greg is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Davis Eppard and husband, Daryl, of Elkton, and a son, Charles F. Davis of Jacksonville, Fla. In addition to his children, Greg is survived by grandchildren, Nathan and Michael Eppard of Elkton, and Tray Davis of Florida. He is also survived by a brother, Lowell R. Davis and wife, Alta, and a sister, Sharon D. Davis, all of Elkton, plus numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive relatives and friends at a visitation at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, from 7-9 p.m., the casket will remain closed. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Elk Run Cemetery. The service will be presided over by the Rev. Travis Hensley and military rites by the Gooden Brothers VFW Post 9292. Members of the Massanutten Hunt Club will be honorary pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058, or Cats Cradle, P.O. Box 2128, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.