Michael Ray Davis was born to Virginia and Howard Davis on Dec 7, 1949 and past away in 2007 as after a battle with a very aggressive cancer. He served 22 years in service to his country. His last assignment was with 5th Ranger Training Battalion at Camp Merrill. After retirement, Mike drove an 18-wheeler for ten years. He then worked with the Lumpkin County Fire Department for eight years before entering his final duty as a jailer with the Lumpkin County Detention Center.
Mike Davis touched the hearts of many people. He never met a stranger, and he had no enemies. He was a very caring and understanding person. He was like a dad to all children. He loved kids, puppies, and fishing. Mile was a one-of-a-kind man who would do anything he could to help anyone. He was a loving husband, a wonderful dad, and a man of his word. He had six children: Samantha, Jonathan, Heath, Charlotte, Sebrena, and Staci, three grand children and one great-grandson.
The Army was Mike's second family. He spoke often and highly of his Ranger Buddies. He believed in God with all his heart. He said, "When you want to see God, look at the trees, the lowers, the rivers, and the mountains. When you want to feel God, feel the sunshine and the breeze of God's breath." He was a man who enjoyed life, family, friends, and God's beautiful earth.
His awards included: Army Commendation Medal-3, Army Achievement Medal-3, Good Conduct Medal-6, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon-2, NCO Professional Development Ribbon-3, Overseas Service Bar-3, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal-6, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/palm, Ranger Tab, Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge.