Carter’s General Store, Deli and Outpost hosted a classic car show Memorial Day Weekend to help Frankie Davis, a 30-plus year employee of Campbell County Utilities and Service Authority, who recently suffered a major injury.
Kyle Goldsmith, who owns Carter’s Store with his wife, Cheri, said both Davis and his wife, Brenda, have long been friends and supporters of the Goldsmith family. Frankie Davis is also brother-in-law to Kyle Goldsmith’s brother, Bruce.
“When our family has either celebrated or suffered losses, Brenda would show up from Rustburg with bags of food, drop them and run, never expecting pay or kudos,” Kyle Goldsmith said. “I always noticed and even wondered how she would benefit one day. I know God knows all, so it is a privilege to exploit the business that I have been blessed with.”
Davis fell from a roughly 25- to 30-foot-tall platform tower last Fall during a skeet shoot competition that he has helped host for years. He has suffered multiple fade fractures and a traumatic brain injury. After months spent in hospitals and assisted living facilities, Davis was able to return home to his family with help from Mrs. Vivian Farmer and her home health care team. Those close to him have said Davis is doing miraculously well and is able to talk. He is somewhat mobile, but has a lost sight in his right eye.
Kyle and Cheri Goldsmith gave all proceeds from their car show to Brenda Davis, and plan to continue accepting donations to help offset the Davis family’s medical costs until further notice.
Sponsors for the event besides Carter’s Store include Tim’s Body Shop, H.T. Hackney, Campbell County Land and Cattle, Altavista Water Treatment, the Roy family, Joe Kirkland, Keesee Family Properties and the Campbell County Water Authority.