Heart attack likely in fatal wreck

WARNER ROBINS — The wife of a man found dead after his truck ran off the road Sunday morning said officials are calling the cause of death a heart attack.

Denise Davis said authorities have said the death her husband, 60-year-old Robert Eugene Davis, figures to be due to heart disease because of plaque found in his arteries.

Robert Davis had just finished his route delivering papers for The Telegraph when his 2001 GMC Sierra went off the west side of Carl Vinson Parkway about 8 a.m., hitting a mailbox before stopping in a front yard. Officers arriving to the accident found Davis unresponsive.

He was pronounced dead at the Houston Medical Center at 8:47 a.m.

Denise Davis said her husband, a retired Air Force master sergeant, had been working as a carrier because he loved the interaction with people the job allowed. He also enjoyed model airplanes and watching wrestling on television.

“Carriers are really the unsung heroes in the newspaper business,” said George McCanless, publisher of The Telegraph. “Every newspaper reader appreciates when they have a good carrier. The gentleman was truly one of our best carriers.”

Besides his wife, Robert Davis is survived by a son and a daughter. Funeral arrangements had not been completed by Monday afternoon.

To contact writer Marlon A. Walker, call 256-9685.