It’s with heavy hearts today, that we report on Mike Davis’ passing, last night. Always uplifting, and with a big smile, he’d greet you like an old friend.
Mr. Davis started his CH Career in 1990, working at Abercorn during the Christmas season.
He loved to chat with Customers, and they with him. I joked with him that he knew everyone in Chatham County.
If you ever talked with him for more than 30 seconds, the topic of hunting always came up. More than anything, he loved to hunt and fish at his Farm near Honey-Ridge in Guyton. He was a self-sufficient guy, driving his truck, carrying a knife, and usually a fire-arm. I remember sitting next to him at every Manager’s Meeting’s– because he was always so fun to talk to.
He last worked at Hwy. 80 – his “home store,” (as I’d think he’d agree with me on that).
In September of 2020, I was on a mission to take his photo for the Store Wall, calling him 30 minutes before to tell him I was on the way. I remember walking up behind him in the Managers window where he was pulling food at the beginning of lunch. I asked him if he was ready for the picture, and he leaned over the counter, smiled and said “Where do you want to take it?” I told him “right there!” I dug into my pocket, took out my phone, snapped the picture – it was the easiest one I’d ever done. But that was Mr. Davis: Fun and friendly.
Even when reporting a computer problem on St. Patrick’s Day, Mr. Davis was a pleasure. He called me with regret, and humor, saying he knew I was downtown…but… and we fixed the problem quickly.
Today, in Mr. Davis’ memory, I hope you recall your own story about him, and reflect quietly, and smile.