Agnes Crockett Davis, 105
Agnes Crockett Davis, born January 18, 1915 in Crockett’s Cove Wythe County Virginia, daughter of the late Sam T. Crockett and Agnes Simmerman Crockett, passed away at her home at Fort Chiswell Virginia on August 31, 2020 at the age of 105. Agnes was a life long member of the Wytheville Presbyterian church and the oldest living member of the church prior to her death. Agnes attended Longwood College in the early 1930’s and after graduation taught in Staunton, Va. at Robert E Lee High School before her marriage to John Garnett Davis, Sr. which brought her back to Fort Chiswell where she remained for the rest of her life. Agnes’ life will be remembered as one of service to others. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and grandmother and a faithfull friend to the sick and shut-ins. She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Senior Advisor to the Children of the American Revolution as well as a founding member of the Southwest Virginia Horseman’s Association.
She was the head of her beloved Ft. Chiswell Farm, along with her son Dickie, in Wytheville, an area that is drenched in history. The farm was named for the area as well as the battle that occurred in the area during the War Between the States. Many years ago, when Shetland ponies were so popular, they had a huge herd on the farm. When Dickie entered the ASB world, she could be seen at shows cheering he and his clients on, always with a smile on her face. She loved people, and was always happy to converse with them.
Agnes was predeceased by her husband John Garnett Davis, Sr. and a son Samuel Dickey Davis, by two sisters Jennie Lou Morris and Emma Thorn Lively, and one brother Sam T. Crockett. She is survived by her daughter Susan Davis Goforth and son-in-law Ronny Lynn Goforth, her son John Garnett Davis, Jr. and daughter-in-law Robin Davis, five grandchildren, Davis Goforth, Lynn Goforth, Wendy DeMartini, Patricia Wydra, Julie Scully ten great grandchildren. Charlie Goforth, Lily Goforth, Karlynn Goforth, Tallie Goforth, Carson DeMartini, Abigail DeMartini, Davis Wydra, Emma Grace Wydra, Grayson Scully, and Clare Scully, two step grandchildren, Summer Wooten and Wayne Kucz, five step great grandchildren, Kayne Wooten, Tuck Wooten, Logan Kucz , Evan Kucz and Aspen Kucz and numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral service will be held 1 PM Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Wytheville Presbyterian Church with The Reverend Robert E. Button and The Reverend Dr. Cindy Privette. Interment will follow in Crockett’s Cove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.grubbfuneralhome.com The Davis family is in the care of Grubb Funeral Home.