Charles Edward Davis
by Mark Andrews
Oct 11, 2012 | 1402 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Charles Edward Davis, 73, of Rydal, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital after injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He worked in construction and was an owner/breeder of saddlebred horses, having raised several champion horses. His horse, Commander, won Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia state champion and also world grand champion. Charles was a member of South Rossville Baptist Church.

He was born in Cleveland, Tenn., to the late Cecil and Margaret Estes Davis.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Jo Davis of Philadelphia, Tenn.; daughters, Cynthia Denise Steckbauer and husband Timothy, of Kennesaw, and Christina Jo Maddox and husband Matthew, of Canton; six grandchildren, Jessica Morgan Steckbauer and Megan Reilly Steckbauer, both of Kennesaw, and Andrew Joseph Lusk, Breanna Nicole Lusk, Logan Alexander Lusk and Brett Maddox, all of Canton; sister, Norma Jean McDowell and husband Edward, of Bonaire; several nieces and nephews; his companion, Wilma Wade of Rydal; her children, Lance Wade and wife Cindy, of Canton, Christy Moore of Dalton and Jonathon Wade and wife Kelly, of Elijay; her grandchildren, Nicole, Amber, Laiken, Lane Jenna, Harley and Emma; and her great-grandchildren, Wade and Brayden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, in the chapel of Grissom Funeral Home with Minister Tom Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the service.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Davis family guest book at