A man originally from Boyd County who had been missing in South Carolina was found dead Thursday, the victim of a motorcycle accident.

James Buckley “Buck” Davis, 39, of Cheraw, went out on his motorcycle on Easter Sunday and had not been seen or heard from since.

Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker told WPDE-TV that deputies found Davis’ body over an embankment off Highway 52 South between Society Hill and Cheraw.

Parker said it appeared Davis’ bike went off the road and down the embankment. He also said the wreckage was consistent with that of a single-vehicle accident and that foul play was not suspected.

The accident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Tributes and farewell messages to Davis, a 1991 Boyd County High School graduate, flooded Facebook Thursday soon after the news of his body being found broke.

“RIP, Buck. I will see you again on the other side, where there will be no more pain and sorrow,” wrote Shawn Tackett of Flatwoods, a high school and nursing school classmate of Davis. “You will be missed more than you will ever know by your friends and family, my friend.”

Davis leaves behind a wife, Christie Livingston Davis, and two young daughters. He was formerly employed as a nurse at Cabell Huntington Hospital and had also worked at the Ashland Applebee’s.

According to the Cheraw Police Department, Davis left his home on his 2006 Yamaha FZ sport bike on Sunday and never returned after riding to visit a friend. Christie Davis told police she last spoke to her husband shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday.

Davis’ family had started a fund to receive donations for a reward it planned to offer for information leading to the man’s whereabouts.

KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or

(606) 326-2654.


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