In Memory

Dana Keith Davis

Dana Keith Davis, 66, passed away June 15, 2013 while in the loving care of the VA Liberty Hospice in Salisbury after a long battle with cancer. Keith was born September 24, 1946 in Gastonia to the late Ralph William and Kay Wright Davis. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Gary and Billy Davis.

Keith served his country as an officer in the US Army from 1966-1978 with two tours in Vietnam. He received the Bronze Star with First Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, Service Medal w/1 Silver Service Star.

After his military service, Keith worked as Director of Technology for the City of Gastonia for 31 years until his health declined in September 2012.

Keith was a loving, honorable man whose discipline exemplified "the best in everything and everyone" in his work and family life. He will be missed greatly.

He is survived by his life long love, Barbara Bourque Davis, wife of over 49 years; sons, David Allen and William Chad Davis. The twinkle in his eyes, his gransons, Brandon Allen, Austin Jennings, and Justin Keith Davis; cousins, Libby Drum and husband Bill, Larry Davis, Annette Whitesides; sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Eudy and husband Martin, Priscilla Williams and husband Grady; many more nieces, nephews and cousins with a special place in his heart for his namesake Dayna.