AMERICAN SADDLEBRED WORLD LOSES SAMUEL “DICKEY” DAVIS

Dec 12th, 2013 | By | Category: News

Samuel “Dickey” Davis, 69, of Wytheville, VA, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2013, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center after a hard fought battle.

Dickey and wife Rae Lee were married on October 1, 2013 in a private ceremony at the Graystone Rehab Center in Blountville, TN, so the couple was newlyweds.

 

Dickey was a successful trainer and breeder of American Saddlebred Horses and exhibited at all of the top shows in the country. He was a member of the United Professional Horseman’s Association and operated Fort Chiswell Stables in Fort Chiswell, VA. Dickey was a graduate of VPI/SU and had been an active member of the Iron Boots Society and the Wytheville Rotary Club. He was a member of the Wytheville Presbyterian Church and was preceded in death by his father, John Garnett Davis. He is survived by loving wife, and companion of twenty-four years, Rae Lee Mills Davis, of Wytheville; Rae Lee’s son and daughter-in-law, Burt and Miriam Honaker, and their daughter, Mila Honaker, of Wytheville; mother, Agnes Crockett Davis, of Wytheville; sister and brother-in-law, Susan Davis and Ronny Lynn Goforth, of Max Meadows; brother and sister-in-law, John “Jack” Garnett Jr. and Robin Davis, of Cumberland; nieces, Wendy DeMartini, Beth Wydra, Julie Scully; nephews, Davis Goforth, Lynn Goforth; several great-nieces and nephews also survive.

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