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Byron Winn Davis, 89, of Savannah, Georgia, and husband of Janis Helmken Davis, died Monday morning, July 27, 2020, at Spanish Oaks Hospice.

Born in Copperhill, Tennessee, he was a son of the late Walter Winn Davis and the late Frankie Hood Davis Light. Mr. Davis was a United States Air Force veteran. He was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he served as an usher for many years and was a member of the Saints and Sinners Sunday School class. Mr. Davis retired as a credit reporter for Dun & Bradstreet. He played college basketball and also enjoyed golf, wrestling and football.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dennis Ayala.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Janis Helmken Davis; one daughter, Kathleen Ayala; two sons, Michael Davis and Stephen Davis; three grandchildren, Christa Smith, Jason Ayala and Cory Ayala; two great-grandchildren, Kairi Wise and Logan Wise, and one brother, Edwin Light.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 o’clock Friday evening, July 31, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 7 o’clock Friday evening, July 31, 2020, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by the Reverend Peter J. Hartmann. Private interment will be in Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances: St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – 10 West 31st Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401.

You are invited to view the memorial service of Mr. Davis by clicking here.

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  1. Marcia Cook says:

    Dear Jan, I am sorry to read about Byron. Know that I am thinking of you.
    Much Love, Marcia Cook

  2. Jim Davis says:

    Byron was my 2nd cousin. I only met him once (in Savannah), but it was very enjoyable (for me anyway). I’m sorry to hear that I won’t get a chance to see him again. And I’m sorry that I’ve never had a chance to meet Jan or any other family members.

    Warmest wishes.

  3. John T Johnson Jr says:

    Sending PRAYERS and CONDOLENCES to Kathy and her family.
    May God give you strength and keep your faith.


  4. Mary Ann Henderson says:

    I am sorry to hear of Mr. Davis’ passing. He was a big part of Keith’s and my childhoods. Love and prayers to you all.

  5. Sullivan says:

    We were so saddened to learn of the passing of Byron. We enjoy the fond memories we all had together at the German Country Club. He was always in good spirits and had a wonderful sense of humor. We pray that God will provide a peace for you and your family during these times. God Bless you all.
    Deborah & Shane

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