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Gary Dewayne Davis, age 62

Gary Dewayne Davis, age 62, of Alexander, Arkansas passed away on December 27, 2022. He was born in Dumas, Arkansas on July 21, 1960, to Burl Davis Sr. and Icelle Fern James-Davis. He was preceded in death by both of his parents and his sisters Shirley and Sheila. He is survived by his wife, Mary Pennington Davis, his brothers Burl Jr. and Larry, his sister Sharron, his children Chasidy, Timothy, Kimberley, and Lorrie, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Gary proudly served in the US Army as a Combat Engineer from 1982 to 1985, where he earned several awards and trophies in marksmanship competitions on the All-Army Riffle team. He spent 30+ years as a dedicated truck driver. He loved to spend his time outdoors hunting and fishing, especially with those he called family teaching a love and respect for nature.

Gary was never materialist or flashy but had a deep sentimental nature. His favorite gifts to receive were just time and conversations spent with those he loved. The way he always gave of himself, whether it was a quick laugh or an open ear, made him an easy man to love in return. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Gary’s family will hold a visitation service at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas on January 9, 2023, at 6-8pm to celebrate his life. His funeral services will begin on January 10, 2023, at 10:30am at the same location and he will be laid to rest at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Paul and Norma VanBrunt Posted December 30, 2022 4:40 PM

    We didn’t know him long, but he was a very kind person. We are sorry our time with him was so short.

  • Mary Ann Davis Posted December 31, 2022 3:58 AM

    My Uncle Gary, I will always treasure the times we spent together. You may be gone but never forgotten. Love you always.

    • Sunshine matthews Posted December 31, 2022 4:00 PM

      Mary Ann Davis he was a great uncle and great man whom I loved so much he was always there for me and I will miss him more than anyone else I’ve lost I wish he wasn’t took so soon

  • Sunshine matthews Posted December 31, 2022 3:57 PM

    He was a great man to have on your side and a wonderful Uncle whom I will always love and cherish and I will miss him more than anyone I wish he was still here with me I’m so lost without him I love you so much uncle gary

  • Sunshine Matthews Posted December 31, 2022 7:42 PM

    Uncle Gary was a very special man who has always been my backbone I will love him always and forever and he will be missed always. I love you to the moon and back and wish you were still here with me today. I’m so empty without you.

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