Charles Edward Davis, 73, of Rydal, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital after injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He worked in construction and was an owner/breeder of saddlebred horses, having raised several champions. His horse Commander won Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia state champion and also World Grand Champion. He was a member of South Rossville Baptist Church.
He was born in Cleveland to the late Cecil and Margaret Estes Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Jo Davis, of Philadelphia, Tenn.; daughters: Cynthia Denise Steckbauer and husband, Timothy, of Kennesaw, Ga., and Christina Jo Maddox and husband, Matthew, of Canton, Ga.; six grandchildren: Jessica Morgan Steckbauer and Megan Reilly Steckbauer, both of Kennesaw, and Andrew Joseph Lusk, Breanna Nicole Lusk and Logan Alexander Lusk and Brett Maddox, all of Canton; sister, Norma Jean McDowell and husband, Edward, of Bonaire, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; his companion, Wilma Wade of Rydal, Ga.; Wilma’s children: Lance Wade and wife, Cindy, of Canton, Christy Moore of Dalton, Ga., and Jonathon Wade and wife, Kelly, of Elijay, Ga.; her grandchildren: Nicole, Amber, Laiken, Lane Jenna, Harley and Emma; and her great-grandchildren, Wade and Brayden.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in the chapel of Grissom Funeral Home with Minister Tom Harrison officiating.
Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family guest book at www.grissomfh.net.