UNICOI — Walter Davis Jr., age 87, 211 Tennessee Street, Unicoi, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon, February 28, 2012, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi, a son of the late Walter and Fannie Blevins Davis.
Mr. Davis was a longtime member of the Unicoi United Methodist Church. He was always eager to help out in his local community and church in volunteer services.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II, fighting bravely at the Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Davis was a retired operator at Nuclear Fuel Services.
Other than his parents, Mr. Davis is preceded in death by his brother, Frank M. Davis, who lived in Montana.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 66 years, Tommy Brown Davis; two sons, Ron Davis and wife, Zula, Maryville, Bobby Davis and wife, Tressa, Unicoi; grandson, Brent Davis, Elizabethton; granddaughter, Tracy Luttrell and husband, Andy, Maryville; two great grandsons, Bryce Luttrell and Owen Luttrell, both of Maryville; brother, Dean Davis and wife, Ann, Erwin; two sisters, Juanita Sneed and husband, Maurice, Erwin, and Elizabeth Walker, Wartrace. Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Mr. Davis will be held at 8:00 P.M. Thursday, March 1, 2012, in the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend John Olive will officiate. Eulogy will be given by Mrs. Helen McInturff. Special music will be provided by Kalyn Grindstaff.
Active pallbearers will be Rocky McInturff, Jerry Ramsey, Jack Jones, O’Dell Street, Jeff Gourley, George Ritchie, Tommy Vanover and Bill Tipton.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Committal service for Mr. Davis will be held Friday, March 2, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Minister, pallbearers, and those attending the committal service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:45 A.M. Friday.
The Tennessee Honor Guard consisting of the Elizabethton American Legion Post #49 and the Tennessee Army National Guard will provide military honors at the gravesite.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Davis family through our interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is privileged to serve the Davis family. (423) 743-1381