Davis Greenway, age 89, of Athens, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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A native of Elbert County, Mr. Greenway was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson Greenway and Annie Sue Davis Greenway. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1949 with a degree in agricultural engineering. After graduation, he was employed by Asgrow Seed Company for 45 years, retiring in 1994. His expertise was in seed research for Asgrow. It was in this capacity that he was instrumental in developing the Vidalia onion that is now a household name and grown in the city of Vidalia.
Mr. Greenway was highly respected by his company and his fellow co-workers, and was selected as salesman of the year three times during his employment.
Upon retirement, Mr. Greenwood moved to Athens and enjoyed traveling with family and friends. He was an avid gardener and maintained a beautiful garden. He touched the lives of many people with his intellect, humor, integrity, and the ability to make you feel special when communicating with him. He was the epitome of a true southern gentleman.
Survivors include his brother, Ed Greenway, and his wife, Rosa; sister, Gloria Barksdale, and her husband, Joe; godson, Scott Evans, and his wife, Sandra; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at Bernstein Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 24, in the chapel at Bernstein, with the Rev. Bill Ricketts officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park.
Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to the Prince Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, 2131 Ruth Jackson Rd., Bogart, GA 30622.
Online condolences may be offered at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com.
Bernstein Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on May 23, 2013