Davis is the son of Robert & Bettye Funderburk, founders of Little Mountain Growers.
David grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama, graduated high school from Robert E Lee in Montgomery, and graduated from Auburn University Montgomery in 1978 with a BS in business administration.
From 1979-1988 he worked for Mercantile Stores, (Gayfers Dept Stores) where he started as buyer trainee in 1979 and left as a senior buyer in 1988 to pursue a nursery career.
From 1988-present he has been a full time grower for the family business.
David is married to Leah Funderburk for 22 years with 2 Daughters-Jayne,15 and Joy, 12. He has been a member of Trinity Presbiterian Church for 23 years and is a long time member of the Alabama Nurseryman's Association.