Verne Luther Davis passed away on December 6, 2008, of heart and liver failure.
Verne was a true Southern Gentleman and a man of great integrity. He was 76 years and the son of Anna Murray Davis and Verne Luther Davis of Commerce, Ga.
Verne graduated from the University of Georgia majoring in Business Administration. He was a member of the SAE Fraternity, initiated by the Georgia Beta Chapter in 1952,
Verne served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a volunteer at the VA Hospital in Decatur where he loved greeting America's heroes.
He and his partner Charles "Chick" Grant formed a company called "Tex Trim" that sold products to the textile industry. After Chick retired Verne changed the name to Davis and Associates. He was a member of the Clothing Designer's Club for many years. He was a member of Capital City Club where he enjoyed playing golf.
As a member of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, he served as a Deacon and Director of the Five Year Old program.
Verne and his wife, Anna, shared a deep passion for gardening, especially growing roses. Their garden was featured in numerous publications both locally and nationally. Verne maintained all the water features in their wonderful garden. He took great pride in his vegetable and herb garden.
Verne enjoyed cooking and had many culinary talents, but his greatest joy was to cook his grandchildren's favorite breakfast of pancakes and bacon on the grill. He was the very meaning of the words "Loving Grandfather". Even when he was in failing health he would drive to see his grandchildren play baseball and soccer. He was a loving and supportive father to Beth and Verne,Jr.
His wife Anna, children Verne, Jr. and Beth, grandchildren Anna, Kendall and Davis Reganall, Jack and Wyatt Davis survive him.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at two o'clock at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. The family received friends at one o'clock, one hour prior to the service.
The family has requested that donations be made to the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church Building fund.
H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, Atlanta, was in charge of arrangements.