Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 17, 2013

Samuel Dickey Davis


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WYTHEVILLE, Va. — Samuel Dickey Davis, age 69, of Wytheville, died Friday, November 15, 2013.

Dickey was a successful trainer and breeder of American Saddlebred Horses and exhibited at all of the top shows in the country. He was a member of the United Professional Horseman's Association and operated Fort Chiswell Stables in Fort Chiswell. Dickey was a graduate of VPI/SU and had been an active member of the Iron Boots Society and the Wytheville Rotary Club.

He was a member of the Wytheville Presbyterian Church and was preceded in death by his father, John Garnett Davis and is survived by: Loving wife, and companion of twenty-four years, Rae Lee Mills Davis, of Wytheville. Rae Lee's son and daughter-in-law, Burt and Miriam Honaker, and their daughter, Mila Honaker, of Wytheville. Mother, Agnes Crockett Davis, of Wytheville. Sister and brother-in-law, Susan Davis and Ronny Lynn Goforth, of Max Meadows. Brother and sister-in-law, John “Jack” Garnett, Jr. and Robin Davis, of Cumberland, VA. Nieces, Wendy DeMartini, Beth Wydra, Julie Scully. Nephews, Davis Goforth, Lynn Goforth. Several great-nieces and nephews also survive

Funeral service will be Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in the Wytheville Presbyterian Church conducted by the Reverend Brad Simpson and the Reverend Cindy Privette. Interment will follow in the Crockett's Cove Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the church Monday, November 18, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wythe County Humane Society, P.O. Box 362, Wytheville, VA 24382.

Grubb Funeral Home of Wytheville is in charge of arrangements.