DAVIS, Garry Ray
, 65, of Tampa, FL passed away peacefully on February 20, 2020.
Garry was born in west Germany in 1954. He arrived in the USA when he was 14 months old after a long journey on a military transport ship. From the ship’s docking in Brooklyn, NY, Garry Lived in several states during his young life, including Kentucky, Nebraska, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Washington DC, finally settling in Tampa, Florida￼ in 1979.
Garry was a proud Paratrooper having earned his￼ “miniature jump wings” after making a parachute jump from a 100 foot tower in Fort Bragg, NC when he was 10 years old.
Garry worked in the car business for many years, which is where he met his wife, Joy. The two have been married for 36 years. Later in life, he worked in the roofing industry. He loved music, and was a talented musician having played the guitar since he was a young child.
Garry was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be missed by many. He is survived his parents Bob and Helga Davis, sister Carmen, brother Rony, wife Joy, daughters Lauren and Dianna, stepchildren Shawn and Shelbie, and 9 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Cremations of Greater Tampa Bay, 110 N. MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.