Robert Earl Davis

May 24, 1941 - August 1, 2012

05/24/1941 - 08/01/2012

Robert ìBobî Davis died Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at his home in the loving arms of his wife Sandy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Lucy Matilda Davis; his sister Myra; and his sons, Michael-Paul and David.

He served his country in the US Army and worked for the Hendersonville City Fire Department as Fire Captain for 35 years. He will be remembered for his quick sense of humor and his honesty.

He is survived by his wife Sandy Gillespie Davis; his daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Craig ìBusterî Hensley; one granddaughter, Reagan Faith Hensley; one brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Lois Davis; one sister, Melinda Davis; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Buddy Gillespie, Kenny and Benny Gillespie of Kansas City, KS, Mimi Gillespie of Boston, MA, Johnny Gillespie of Brevard, Cindy and Greg Sentelle of Hendersonville, and Ray Beck.

A memorial service will be at 2:00pm Sunday, August 5, 2012, in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Hendersonville City Firemen will be Honorary Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, his request was that donations be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Care Ministry
8 years ago

We would like to express our sympathy in the loss of your loved one. We are praying for you that God will carry you through this trial in His loving arms and give you peace.

Tammy Stepp
8 years ago


The time I helped take care of David I could alway’s count on Bob to help. What a personality.Alway’s had a joke. My thought are with you both.

Rex and Rosa Lewis
8 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. I enjoyed working with him at the fire department for many years. He will be missed. All of you are in our prayers. God Bless.

8 years ago


Cheryl (Pate) Greene
8 years ago

Sandy and Jill, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Bob. You have surely had more than your share of pain, loss, and sorrow. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I have nothing but fond memories of you and your kind and gentle ways. May God bless you and give you peace at this time.

Barbara King
8 years ago

Sndy and Family. I know Charles and Robert are catching up and telling fire stories. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Tammy Hyder
8 years ago

Sandy, Jill & Family,

So sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord comfort you as I know he will.

You are in our thoughts & prayers.

Tammy & Wayne Hyder

Bill and Brenda Norton
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss to the Davis family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sharon Greene
8 years ago

Sandy, Just read about this in the newspaper. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I used to work at Whitleys and delivered meds for David years ago. May God bless and keep you strong during the difficult days ahead.

8 years ago