Baseball

Donald Mathews (Donnie) Davis

November 9, 1940 ~ June 28, 2021 (age 80)

Obituary

Donald (Donnie) Mathews Davis, of Dillwyn, went to be with his Lord and savior on Monday, June 28, 2021. Donnie was born, November 9, 1940, the son of Roy and Louise Hardiman Davis. Donnie was preceded in death by his mother and father, wife, Shirley Wharam Davis, brother, James “Jimmy” Davis, and his niece Angela Davis Danley.

Donnie is survived by his daughter, Denise Smith (Hayden), a son, Daniel Davis (Teresa), four grandchildren, Matthew and Bryson Davis, Derick and Travis Hicks (Sarah), and one great grandchild, Rhett Hicks, brother, Charles (Dick) Davis (Debbie); sister, Hilda Griggs and aunt, Mildred H. Pearson. Donnie also left behind his girlfriend, Margaret (Peggy) Everts as well as two close friends and caretakers, Lola Snoddy and Peter Almond along with a host of numerous nieces, nephews, friends and a community that will always remember Donnie’s service to Buckingham County and the Buckingham County Youth League.

Donnie will always be remembered as a gentle giant, with a big heart and a lover of ALL sports. The youth of Buckingham County will always remember Donnie hauling children in the back of his pickup to practice! If you wanted to play, he would take you! After losing his sight in 1995, Donnie continued to be active in the sports world, his disability never slowed him down and his love for sports only grew.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Cedar Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.  the family will receive friends on Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Dunkum Funeral Home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Buckingham County Youth League.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 2, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dunkum Funeral Home
16923 Oak Street
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Funeral Service
Saturday
July 3, 2021

2:00 PM
Cedar Baptist Church
3932 Bell Road
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
July 3, 2021

Cedar Baptist Church Cemetery, Virginia

Donations

Buckingham County Youth League
P O Box 1126, Dillwyn, VA 23936,

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