Forrest L. Davis, 86, of Keller, Texas, formerly of Dallas, Texas and Dawsonville, died Feb. 4, 2015.
Born April 30, 1928 in Weatherford, Texas, to the late Forest Landon and Minnie Mae Davis, he lived in his home state of Texas since 2001, having moved from Dawsonville.
Forrest was a graduate of Adamson High School in Dallas.
He was employed at U.S. Gypsum Company, where he was the Eastern Region Distribution Manager, retiring in 1989 after 32 years of service.
Forrest and his wife, Alta, lived in the Dawsonville area for 22 years, where they operated the Blue Ridge Christmas Tree Farm.
Living in North Georgia was their favorite place during their lifetime.
He was an artist, fisherman, golfer and author. Some of his diversified accomplishments include being a licensed pilot, computer technician in the 50s, certified member of the "American Society of Traffic and Transportation," railroad director, executive in a large international company and an active U.S. Naval Air Reservist.
His hobbies included art, photography, cartooning, music, softball, golf, fishing, writing and reading.
His wife of 53 years, Alta Mae Etheridge Davis, and a son, Kent, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his children, Steven Davis, Connie Davidson and her husband, Dennis, Linda Barker and her husband Herbert; grandchildren, Heather Cole and Justin Milum; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Carnella Phillips and her husband Ted and Arnetha Dodd; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home in Irving, Texas. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.