Chester L. Davis Sr.

Chester Davis Sr.

Mr. Chet L. Davis was born on September 18, 1945 to Deacon Haynes L. Davis and Deaconess Rosa L Davis. He transitioned to his Heavenly home on July 28, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio.

Chet was the 9th child of a family of eleven children, 9 boys and two girls. Both of Chet’s parents and 8 siblings preceded him in death.

He was born in Banner Holler, WV in a lovely, sheltered valley of mountains and streams near Charleston, WV, where coal mining was considered “king.” When coal mines closed, his parents relocated the family to Columbus, Ohio where his father found work on the railroad. At this time, Chet was a very young child, age 7. This is where Chet grew up and lived the remainder of his life. He attended Linmoor Jr. High, and Linden McKinley High School, where he excelled as a student. As a youth Chet was an avid Little League baseball and basketball player, winning many trophies. His most prized award was when he won the “Boy of the year” award. Chet was an avid Cleveland Brown fan as well as THE Ohio State Buckeyes.

He also loved to fish with his family. He had a beautiful singing voice. He was often the lead soloist in his church choir, Columbus Bible Way Church. As a young man, Chet travelled the United States with a three-man singing group, Camelot, as the opening act for Bill Doggett, an American Jazz and Blues pianist, and as backup singer to musical genius, Edwin Starr.

Chet had a long and successful career at Ohio Malleable Iron Co., Columbus, OH. For a few years Chet moved to Atlanta, GA as Vice President of Operations and Sales at Excel Janitorial Services, Inc, specializing in health care. Although very successful in this position, Chet eventually returned to his hometown.

He was married for 48 years to his lovely wife Robbin Davis, who he leaves to mourn. Throughout Chet’s long illness Robbin was at his side caring for him and loving him and at his hospital bedside when he transitioned to his heavenly home. This is a true example of the Biblical scripture “until death do us part!” Romans 7:2-3.

Chet was the father of four amazing children, two girls and two boys: Lisa Davis, Chet Jr. (Ana), Nikki Davis, Anthony (Elizabeth) of Noblesville, IN, stepdaughter, Trisha Sias, and a wonderful legacy of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Chet also had many nieces and nephews as well as a long-time best friend, JD Downey. Chet loved his puppies as well. He also leaves to mourn him, his sister, Doris Webster (Thomas) of Atlanta, GA, brother Ron Davis of Dallas, TX, brother in law, Paul Stimmel (Lynda) of Dayton, OH and sister in law, Terry McClung (David) of Buckeye Lake, OH.

Visitation 4:00 PM and Memorial Service 5:00 PM Saturday, August 6, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

In lieu of flowers make donations to American Cancer Society

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Condolence Messages

  1. I love and miss you, Uncle Chet.

  2. Rest in Heaven Mr.Chet ❤️ I love you guys & I’m so sorry that you’re hurting like this. I am praying for you everyday & although I hadn’t seen him in a long time, I remember his musical side,(Mr. Chet used to jam)! Lol! I remember how cool he always was & how he always made me feel welcome & loved. He will truly be missed…

  3. Hilda Banks Anthony

    Even though we was miles apart I could never forget you.
    Your gentle spirit and your kindness
    You will be missed Your Family was not ready
    For you to leave
    But you have your wings now and you are in God’s Care now
    Rest In Heaven My Friend

  4. Theodora Higgenbotham

    “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. Psalm 27:4
    To my family, my love, prayers, and sincere condolences to Chet’s family and friends.

  5. Theodora Higgenbotham

    Psalm 27:4
    To my family, my love, prayers, and sincere condolences to Chet’s family and friends.

  6. Rest In Heaven buddy❤️I love and miss you Grandpa.

  7. Daddy Chet, you are and always will be one of the most amazing men in my life. The first man a girl loves is her father. I may not be your actual daughter, but you were a father figure in my life. You taught me and all of the children in your life how to be respectful, mindful of our money, educated, and above all else future oriented for our sakes. Thank you so very much for being the man you are, and allowing me the honor to call you Daddy Chet. Thank you for giving me my best friend, and know that I will make sure she is ok forevermore. I love you, miss you, and will carry you in my heart forever. I promise to “point fingers” in your honor as much as possible. ❤️ Thanks for being one of my guardian angels.

  8. Anthony H. Davis


    I listened to a voicemail you left me last month. I listened to it a couple times. I just wanted to hear your voice again. I was hesitant, but I did it anyway. I miss you so much puppy dog. This hurt is like no other I’ve ever felt and never want to feel this again. I will forever keep my promise to you and take care of mommy. I love you with ALL of my heart, Dada. I will see you again.

  9. Dad, words could never describe the love I have for you. Words cannot explain the pain in my heart knowing in this lifetime I will not see you or hear your sweet voice answer the phone when I call. Your my daddy. I’m trying hard not to be selfish by wishing you were still here with me. It was your time you needed to be free from the pain. You needed to breathe. I know you accept Jesus Christ as your savior and asked God to forgive you for all of your sins so that you may Rest Peacefully in Heaven. I will miss you and know in my heart that I will see you, be with you again some day. Your loving daughter.

  10. Elizabeth Davis

    Chet- your legacy will live on. We love you and miss you. Never to be forgotten. May God comfort those in mourning.

  11. Alberta Cunningham-Austin

    Nikki and Davis Family

    My prayers go out to you and your family for the loss of you dad. You talked about him all the time and I could see the love you have for him. I met your father at the Breast Cancer Zumbathon and he had a beautiful smile. God will take care of him and he is your personal angel. Nikki if there is ever a ear or shoulder you need I am here. Give my love and prayers to your mom. Mrs Robin my condolences

  12. My deepest condolences and prayers for strength and comfort during and after this difficult time REIHP Uncle Chet thank you for loving me when I was married to your nephew I’ll always love you and the family

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