Gary A. Davis

Gary A. Davis
Dec. 15, 1954 – Sept. 6, 2011
SOUTH BEND — Gary A. Davis, 56, passed away at 10:37 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 in Memorial Hospital.
Gary was born Dec. 15, 1954 in Plymouth to Vachael and Frances M. (Weakly) Davis of South Bend. He was preceded in death by his father, Vachael Jan. 11, 2002; great niece, Madalyn Alizabeth Hensley; and by his in-laws; Ernest and Barbara Manges.
May 1, 1976 he married Arleen (Bruce) Davis, she survives along with their two daughters, Sarah Davis and Melissa (Jeff Arndt) Davis both of South Bend; granddaughter, Ashlyn Arndt; sister, Cynthia “Cindy” (Richard) Hensley of South Bend; brother, Stephen Davis Sr. of South Bend; and by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles, and numerous friends.
Gary was a member of Teamsters Local 364. He was an avid NASCAR fan especially Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Jr. He enjoyed going to the Bristol, Tenn. race in spring and in fall and to the Brickyard 400 race in Indy. Gary could be found almost every weekend at the South Bend Motor Speedway supporting his nephew, Richy. He was known for his practical jokes, and he also enjoyed camping and loved spending time with his granddaughter Ashlyn and his great-nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 in ST. JOSEPH FUNERAL HOME, 824 S. Mayflower Road. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 in the funeral home. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association of Northern Indiana, 6100 W. 96th St. Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278 or to Riley Hospital for Children, 702 Barnhill Dr., Room 5900, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
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