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Greg Davis died August 9, 2021, after a difficult fight with COVID-19.
Greg was always a hard worker, getting his start at 17 in the U.S. Air Force, which required his mom to sign a permission slip. He served 10 years, 6 months, and 22 days at the request and convenience of the Government. For his service in Vietnam, he received the Meritorious Air Force Service Award. Greg was especially proud of his Humanitarian Service Award for participating in Operation Babylift while he served his country as a Law Enforcement Specialist. Greg was honorably discharged, having achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Following a decade of high and tight haircuts, Greg grew a ponytail, cleaned pools, and ate copious amounts of tacos. By the time his tan was perfect, and tacos had lost their charm, he began his lifelong career as a hospital engineer, combining his real passions: helping people and fixing things.
Greg was a world class problem-solver and never turned down the opportunity to help someone in need. Whether performing pre-inspections or preparing for hurricanes at the hospital, whether helping a friend move or "finding" and building things for his kids, Greg's heart was always full and his eyes always twinkled. Greg received the Habitat for Humanity Hero Award for his work building two homes in New Orleans and one in Lafayette following Hurricane Katrina. Greg will truly be missed.
He is survived by his loving wife Melony Davis of Opelousas, LA, his children and their spouses Joe and Zoe Davis, James Davis and Rachel Matte, Alyce and Caleb Schott, Kaitlyn Johnson, his grandchildren Wyatt Davis, Piper Davis, and Rosalyn Matte. Greg is also survived by his mother Eileen Powell, siblings Glen Davis and Patricia Bowles, in-laws Gerald and Gloria Bellow, Melissa Bellow, Shane and Anne Bellow, Monica and Brandon Sheehan, and nieces and nephews Claire, Eris, and Ayden.
Greg was preceded in death by his grandparents Joseph and Vera Burrows of Missouri.
Considering the on-going pandemic, funeral services will be held for immediate family only; though a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made in Greg’s name to Lafayette Habitat for Humanity either through their website or by calling, 337-371-6030.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
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