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February 17, 2024


Gary L. Davis

July 8, 1954 - February 12, 2024

Gary L Davis was born on July 8, 1954, in Bogalusa, Louisiana. He was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Luke Davis Sr., of Sun, Louisiana. Gary aka “Bone” was a sharp dresser back in the day when he graduated from Covington High School. The long fur coats and tilted hat was the style of the times. When he graduated, he went in to Army as a Radio Mechanic from August 31, 1973, to January 1, 1975 and leaving as a SP-4 and Expert Rifle Badge. 

When he came home, his sister Shirley’s life was taken in September of 1976, and he would forever be different. He seemed to always be gone and was very to himself. He spent some time in Florida with family, Detroit with family, then settled back in Covington. While in Covington, he would call himself a DJ, with no name and would do parties at Recreation centers and parks. He would have his mom make that good ole chilli and hot dogs and Tanya would help her sell it because he was always a hustler trying to make money at anything he was involved in. He opened a CafĂ© and was trying that for a spin in Covington where he had his first child, Randy Batiste. He then began to work at Crawford Meat Company for over 30 years as a Butcher/” Do it all.” 

He married Monique Bruns of Bogalusa, La and to this there was his daughter born, Jasmine Davis of Shreveport, La. As he continued to work for Crawford’s, the company began to move in a different direction, and they closed. Bone then married Lorretta from Covington, La. and they lived in Franklinton, La for some years until he moved back to Sun. This was awesome because the family would go by his house for the Washington State Fair. We would eat and get full and park our cars so that we could get dropped off to eliminate walking time and paying for parking. His mom and dad would love to come, and this was rare, but they would visit a longtime friends Albert and Gannie Mae Magee’s while everyone was at the fair.

He lived in Sun while he addressed his health concerns with the Veterans Administration until it became necessary to transfer him to Heritage Manor Nursing home of Franklinton, Louisiana. When his health became deterred from this facility, it was necessary to transfer him to Resthaven Retirement Facility in Bogalusa, Louisiana, where he made his transition.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Luke and Mae Ola Davis and a sister Shirley Mae Davis, a brother Joseph R. Davis.

He leaves a son, Randy (Tamara) Davis of Bogalusa, La; a daughter, Jasmine Davis of Shreveport, La; two sisters, Brenda (Robert-deceased) Booth of Sun, La; and Betty (Bryan) Williams, of Sun, La; raised like a sister, Latanya (Raymond-deceased) Arnold of Slidell, La; two brothers, Luke (Irma) Davis Jr., of Hammond, La, and Alton Davis of Sun, La; two grandchildren, Randy (Alexia) Brister of Forthood, TX, and Tyrese Brister of Bogalusa, La; two great grandchildren, Jeremiah Davis of Shreveport, La, and Simyri Brister of Bogalusa, La; three close nephews, Roderick (Bavara) Davis of Slidell, La, Kendrick (Suraiya) Davis of New Orleans, La, and Bryan (Gabriel) Williams of Ponchatoula, La; two close nieces, Ariane (Cedric) Bolds of Sun, La, and Domonique “Meanie” (Darryl) Ishman of Denver, CO; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 11:00AM  at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. 

Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. 

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