Willie Davis

Willie Davis

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 6:04 pm

The Messenger, January 10, 2012
Willie Charles Davis, 66, of Hornbeak died 10:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 2011, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. The Rev. Eddie Mallonee will officiate. Burial will follow in Elbridge Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be David Gooch, James Walker, Jimmy Brown, Jeff Davis, Brad Davis and Stevie Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Boane, Leslie Hamm, Hershel Runions, Chris Tidwell and Tommy Jerden.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Second Baptist Church, 831 North Everett Blvd., Union City, TN 38261; Hometown Walk of Hope, P.O. Box 482, Union City, TN 38281; or the charity of the donor’s choice.
He was born Sept. 5, 1945, in Obion County, son of the late Paul and Mary Ruth (Erwin) Davis. He married the former Linda May Minnick Aug. 15, 1964. She survives. He retired in 2001 after 32 years of service with the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. A member of Second Baptist Church in Union City, he was ordained as a deacon in 1981 at Antioch Baptist Church in Hornbeak, where he taught Sunday school for several years. He later served as a deacon and taught Sunday school for several years at Faithway Baptist Church in Troy.
He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Shea Riley III of Union City; his son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Michelle Davis of Troy; four grandchildren and the spouse of one, Jessica Davis of Troy, Sarah Riley and Will Shea Riley, both of Union City, and Whiteny (Davis) and Kevin Bennett of Troy; two brothers, Virgil Davis and Alfred Davis, both of Hornbeak; and two sisters, Mary Ann Hailey of Hornbeak and Bonnie Veasey of Covington.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Bernice Gooch.
To view the DVD that is an online tribute, or to leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.

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