He was born Aug. 22, 1930. He was a 1949 graduate of Demopolis High School, University of Alabama Alumni, Pennington Town Council for 25 years, member of the E-911 Board, leader in the Trinity United Methodist Church and he loved his country and the flag. He was a veteran of the
National Guard (Army) having
served in the
Korean War. He was a retired pipefitter from James River Corp. in 1996.
Survivors include two daughters, Rhonda (Randy) Goodman, Pennington, Rachel (Joe) Lindsey, Grove Hill; one stepson, Mike (Linda) Oliver, Sandflat; two brothers, Douglas Davis, Montgomery, J.W. Davis, Birmingham; three sisters, Mackie Moore, Birmingham, Martha Ann Bradley, Orange, Calif., Ola Fulton, Bellville, Ill.; fourgrandchildren; five-greatgrandchildren; a host of stepgrandchildren; his dog, Deacon.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Rita Thrash Davis and his wife of five months, Hilda Oliver Davis.
The service was Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Nita Wilborn officiating. Kay Harrell, Joe Tucker, Mike Oliver and Amanda Morris gave eulogies. Burial was in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Pennington. Bumpers Funeral Home of Butler directed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church in Pennington.
Active pallbearers were Jason Armstrong, Lee Armistead, Bubba Clark, Agnew Hall, Andy Cooper, Mike Oliver, Jerad Jones, Bubba Loftis and Brian Morris.
Honorary pallbearers were Mary Perry, Kim Manley, Patsy Allen, Barbara Chaney, Carol Harrell, Kathy Riley, Gail Lucas and Marilyn Jones.