Born in 1953, Rocky Davis grew up deeply loved by his parents, Virginia and James Davis. A resident of Forest Park, Georgia, Rocky and his siblings were famous for getting into mischief, laughing, and endlessly teasing each other. He had a special bond with each of them, Debbie, Don & Tony. He became a mentor and Uncle to the gaggle of children & grandchildren they were all blessed with. Together, and with the help of many friends and family, they loved making memories he would later tell to any of the new friends he made along his journey of life. Rocky was well known to many and was always spoken of with great love and admiration.
As a young man, he excelled as an athlete. He was a two-time All-American basketball star earning him a “Rocky Davis Day” & a key to the city of Forest Park along with a full athletic scholarship to Georgia Tech. His dedication and strong work ethic continued after college to his career as an Industrial Engineer Consultant. Two of his most proud projects were the International Summer Olympics in both Atlanta (1996) and Sydney, Australia (2000); where the Olympic Director described him as “a mountain of a man - physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually.” He was widely respected in business as a natural leader with people wanting to follow him.
For friends, they always knew they were loved and that he was there for them. He founded, and directed for many years, “God’s Servant Leaders”, a weekly Bible Study group for business leaders in his community. He also spent countless hours raising funds for his community and church, earning him the Volunteer of the Year award in Henry County.
For family, he was beloved. Rocky's greatest joy in life was being a husband and father, taking pride is his 46 year committed marriage to his wife, Anita. His "Honey", as he called her, was with him every step of the way, through ups, downs, and travelling the world together. Everywhere he went, she was there as his faithful partner, and together they raised their four children: Kate, Anna, Jamie, and Dink (John). Rocky was always the proud Dad, quick to brag about his two sons’ military successes and his two daughters’ commitments to education, family, and community. His children have given him a total of 10 grandchildren: Nate, Alyssa, Emma, Isaac, Bella, Logan, Gabe, Teddy, & Evelyn, with one extra on the way, and even a great-granddaughter, Eleanor. His large family was the most important thing to him. His legacy lives on and is easily seen by the actions and accomplishments they have all achieved, seen daily in how they carry themselves and continue to pass on the Davis torch.
Some have called this jovial man "teacher", some have called him "Father, Papa, Uncle, Rock” but many many more have called him “friend”. Standing tall at “5 feet 21 inches”, he was a giant of a man with a heart to match. We will miss our beloved Rocky and rejoice at the thought of him finally being with his Lord and Savior YeHoVaH.
Visitation for Rocky Davis will be Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. A service will be Friday, June 24, 2022 at 6:00 pm in the chapel with a potluck reception to follow.
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