In Loving

Robert “Bob” Leland Davis

December 9, 1944 –  July 20, 2022

Robert (Bob) Leland Davis affectionally known as “Pop”, “The Claw”, and “Blue” went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at the age of 77.

Bob entered the world on December 9, 1944, in Richmond, Virginia, to the late Joseph Dudley, Jr. and Meta J. Davis, and was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph D. Davis, III, better known as Gator to many.

Bob is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kaye; daughter Nicole Patteson (Ralph); grandchildren Ridge and Lauren Patteson; sister Robin King (Steve); nieces Amy Davis and Brianne Hammon (Mark); and nephew Brian Davis.

Early in his life, Bob developed an affection for men’s softball. He coached teams and played into his 60’s. The nickname “Blue” came from having umpired slow pitch softball for 37 years. His passion for prison ministry started at James River Correctional Center which led to his involvement with Kairos of Virginia at Nottoway, Greensville, and Sussex II prisons after his Walk to Emmaus. “The Claw” was a nickname given by “residents” because of his strong grip. As Bob entered a new season of life, his ministry focused on handing out pocket crosses and praying for those he encountered, including many doctors and nurses.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, at Monument Heights Baptist Church, 5716 Monument Ave, Richmond, VA 23226 with a reception/visitation to follow. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of these organizations that were near and dear to his heart: Kairos of Virginia (, PO Box 182, Woodbridge, VA 22194; Needles Eye Ministries, Inc. (, 104 Berrington Court, Richmond, VA 23221 and 3WIDE Ministries (, 1030 West Broad St Box 178, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Memorial Service


Monument Heights
Baptist Church
5716 Monument Ave.
Richmond, VA 23226


Saturday, August 13, 2022,


1:30 p.m.

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