More detail on this person: Robert (Bob) Davis passed on August 10, 1998 (age 53) while kayaking on the Ocoee River in GA. He experienced a brain aneurism while practicing rolling the kayak. His boating partners were doctors and they could not save him at that point. Bob is survived by his 2nd wife Mrs. Gayla (Bonner) Davis of Waynesboro, MS. He was also survived by his mother (at the time) Mrs. Robbie C. Davis. He was preceded in death by his father Maj. Jack Davis. Bob was a PHI pilot flying from the Biloxi MS area at the time of his death. He had spent many years with PHI and loved his job and the Mississippi Gulf coast area and offshore flying. He was a well-qualified Army Aviator and served 2 tours in Viet Nam. He flew Huey's the first tour in an Assault Company and the 2nd in CH-47's with the 180th Big Windy. Bob spent almost 3 years as an instrument instructor pilot (IP) at Fort Rucker between tours. After his last tour in VN he was assigned to Fort Carson, CO. He chose to leave active duty from there and return to his home of Waynesboro, MS. From there he continued his service to his country in the Mississippi National Guard. Bob was a long time member of the VHPA. His awards and decorations include the Senior Army Aviators badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Metal (w/24 awards), Bronze Star, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and several more awards. Bob was a member of the 1St Baptist Church of Waynesboro MS. He was a faithful and beloved member of his faith and loved his family his friends and community. Bob was interred in the Whitehouse Cemetery in Wayne County, MS.
Burial information: Whitehouse Cemetery, Wayne County, MS
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