Robert lived most of his adult life in Jackson, Mississippi, with his wife, Janine, and two children, James and Sarah. He was the long time business manager of the Jackson Water Department. Upon retirement he worked for many years as an independent computer consultant. He was a faithful member of Briarwood Presbyterian Church where he served as an ordained elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher, youth leader, and chairman of various committees. He was also a life member of the Optimist Club. After moving to Texas, he was a member of The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church.
Robert was a native of Meridian, Mississippi, and a graduate of Meridian High School, Meridian Junior College and Mississippi State University. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as a member of the U.S. Army.
Robert is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janine Johnson Davis; their children, James Davis (Taylor) of Carrollton, Georgia, and Sarah Paul (Ryan) of Montgomery, Texas; and grandchildren, Helmi Davis, Modi Davis, Cason Paul and Claire Paul. He is also survived by his sister, Rachel Davis Fowlkes, of Abingdon, Virginia; and his brother, Tommy Davis, of Inman, South Carolina; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, John T. and Elizabeth Watts Davis, of Meridian, Mississippi.
A memorial celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 17, at 11:00 a.m. at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Light the Night "Team Ardie" (http://pages.lightthenight.org/txg/montcty17/TeamArdie); MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi; or The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church, The Woodlands, Texas.