Jerry R. Davis
Jun 20, 2013
Jerry R. Davis
June 20, 2013
Jerry R. Davis, 63, of Riceville, a beloved husband, father and papaw, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
A lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late James Virgel Sr. and Ruth Richesin Davis. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Stanley \"Stan\" Davis; and one brother-in-law, Curt Brackett.
He was a graduate of McMinn County High School and was associated with TVA as a public safety officer for 32 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah \"Debbie\" Huddleston Davis of Riceville; one daughter and son-in-law, Janet Lee and Brian Guffey of Riceville; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael Ray and Rachel Courtney Davis of Lake City, Fla.; one granddaughter, Piper Lee Guffey; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Aldean Brackett of Athens, and Shirley and Ralph Borders and Myrna and Bill Cannon, all of Riceville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James V. \"Jim\" Jr. and Phyllis Davis of Riceville, and Steve and Sandy Davis of Ten Mile; and one sister-in-law, Ann Scott Davis of Athens.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Community Church in Athens with Dr. Carlos Peterson officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Christ Community Church, 14 Congress Pkwy. NW, Athens, TN 37303; or to St. Jude Children\'s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Smith Funeral & Cremation Services of Athens is serving the family of Jerry R. Davis.