Gary Dean Davis, 69, Topeka, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019.
He was born March 10, 1950, in Hays, Kansas, the son of King and Betty (Lantz) Davis. Gary was a highly decorated Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War with the 1st of the 9th Calvary Division. He was the recipient of three bronze stars, five Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, which is the same as the Congressional Medal of Honor. Gary was a member of the VFW and American Legion PVA. He attended Seamon Community Church.
Gary married Kathryn "Kathy" Calvert on May 15, 1982 at Clinton Lake near Lawrence. She survives. Other survivors include children: Shannon (Wendy) Davis, Topeka; Christina Davis, Mustang, OK; Joseph (Nikki) Davis, Apache, OK; Joey (Casey) Davis, Burlingame, KS and Michael Davis, Topeka; sister, Shirley Jones, Newton, KS; sister-in-law, Becky (Jeff) Tracy and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Shawn Davis, sisters, Debbie Newby and Beverly Davis and grandson, Aryc Davis.
Gary enjoyed fishing, camping, animals and the great outdoors. He loved going to garage sales, clearance racks and tools. When the kids were young he baked cookies, did fieldtrips and was a room mother for the kids while Kathy went to work. He had a jacket he wore that said 'Mr. Mom', he loved it!
Gary loved the Lord and his faith was strong in his God on the battle field. God carried and protected him and he knew he would until God took him home. He is now home, hallelujah!
Visitation will begin at 10am Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Parker-Price Funeral Home, 245 NW Independence, Topeka. Funeral services will follow at 11am. Burial with military honors will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Gary's name to a charity of the donor's choice.
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