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Herbert Parker Davis

June 30, 1946 ~ March 3, 2021 (age 74)


Herbert Parker Davis, age 74, of Atlanta, died peacefully on March 3, 2021.

Parker, known as Tuffy to his family and childhood friends, was born in Houston, TX on June 30, 1946 to Alice and Hamlet Davis. He grew up as the youngest of 4 siblings in Baytown, TX. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown and Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. Parker married his lovely wife, Sue Pavy, from New Orleans, LA in 1969. They began their married life in Houston. Parker worked for 35 years in the chemical sales industry, which moved his family all over the country from Houston to Columbus, OH, Los Angeles, CA, Barrington, RI and finally to Atlanta, GA where he settled with his family in 1977. He retired in 2008.

A life-long sports fan, Parker could be found at a field, court, gym, or pool cheering for his daughters Susan and Kim and more recently for his grandchildren. He was an avid Marist School sports fan while his daughters attended from 1983 to 1992, but he could be seen at Marist football games for many years later. When he was unable to attend a live event, he was always watching from a web-cam.

He loved fishing, playing golf, Christmas, watching sports, being right, his dogs, arguing with referees, playing cards, dancing, fixing things, traveling, wearing a Tuxedo, his vegetable garden, telling stories, being proud of his daughters, Mardi Gras, desserts, and grilling the best steaks, pork chops, and brisket. He never met a stranger. But most of all, he loved gathering with his family and loved being Grandaddy.

Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Susan Pavy Davis: daughters, Susan Davis Harper (Brian) of Atlanta and Kimberly Davis Sellers (Robert) of Houston, TX; sister, Adrienne “Lamb” Davis Hardie of New Orleans, LA; brother Hamlet “Buddy” I. Davis, III of Spicewood, TX; sister Diana Davis Lapeyre (Henri) of New Orleans, LA; grandchildren: Caroline, Anna, and Davis Harper; Lily, Robert, and Alice Sellers; many nieces, nephews, and extended family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Marist School ( An online guest book is available at A funeral mass for family and close friends will be held at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church on Friday, March 19th at 10:00am, and it will be live streamed at

are made by Fischer Funeral Care, Atlanta (678) 514-1000.

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Funeral Mass
March 19, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church (Atlanta)

Video is available for this event


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3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta GA 30319

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