September 18, 1994 ~ January 3, 2020

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Mills River, NC

Austin Paul Davis, 25, of Mills River, passed away suddenly Friday, January 3, 2020.

Born in Buncombe County, he was the son of Ray and Mary Jane (Sigler) Davis of Mills River. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Paul Apple.

He was a 2014 graduate of West Henderson High School.

Known as the “Dirt Bike Kid,” Austin loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed beach trips with his family and bonfires with friends.

Austin is survived by his daughter, Carter Grace Love; 2 brothers: Chandler Davis and his fiancée Ashley Ward, and Dalton Davis; 2 sisters: Jasmine Davis and Sandy Torrey; maternal grandmother, Nova Apple; paternal grandparents, Raymond and Glenda Davis; step-grandmother, Marilyn Sigler; uncle, Scott Davis; 2 aunts: Sherry Noto and Lori Davis; and birth mother, Lisa Michelle (Apple) Clay.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, January 10, 2020 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Rev. Phillip Youngblood officiating. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.


Visitation: January 10, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Room: Vestibule

Memorial Service: January 10, 2020 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Room: Chapel

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  1. Austin you were a great friend you had the most loving and giving heart i am thankful I’ve gotten the opportunity to of met you and make memories with you you will be greatly missed 😥 go rest high on the mountain I know you are happy pain free and making new memories In heaven I will carry a piece of you wherever life goes 🙏🏼💯

  2. You were always smiling and laughing no matter what. You were a light in any room you were in. You will be so missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Will be praying for you all. RIP Austin. You are very loved and will be sincerely missed. 💔

  4. I met austin a couple times he came and hang out with my son ray he was a very polite and nice young man and my heart goes out to the family you all are in my thoughts and prayers he will be missed.

  5. Austin,

    I hope you find some peace and comfort. Carter will always love you. Thank you for giving me a beautiful daughter. Fly high and watch over her.

  6. Austin was always joking and having a good time no matter where he was. I can’t believe your not with us anymore, He has a greater plan and I pray that your daughter will have her daddy with her always in spirit. Until we meet again old friend, good vibes and peace Austin wouldn’t want anyone to mourn but instead to celebrate the time that we had.

  7. As the years have passed you become as one of our own children, so many memories of you and Brett together, beach trips, trips to Alabama. We love you and will miss your sweet kind heart, your willingness to pitch in and help when we needed someone. The times you and Bill and Brett would hang out fishing at Alabama Pier.
    There won’t be a time that you won’t come to mind when we are traveling to Alabama or the beach that you won’t come to mind
    You will be missed more than you could ever imagine and loved more than you know

  8. Ray, Mary Jane & Family – We were so sorry to hear this. Your family is n our prayers, and we love all of you.

  9. So glad I had the opportunity to spend time with you and the gang from North. You gave me a beautiful gift one time and I will cherish it always. You are loved Austin, Rest in peace little buddy

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