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Grandview Cemetery
Saturday February 8th, 2020
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Wildwood Baptist Church
Saturday February 8th, 2020

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Wildwood Baptist Church
Saturday February 8th, 2020

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Herman Boyd Davis

HERMAN BOYD DAVIS, age 89 of Englewod, Tenn. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, He was a son of the late Robert F. and Vesta Rowland Davis and preceded in death by Son and Daughter-in-law: Ronald Boyd and Trish Fritts Davis, Grandson: David Andrew Davis, Sister: Juanita Davis and Brother: Ralph Davis.

Boyd was an active member at Wildwood Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, RA Leader and served on many committees. Boyd retired from Bowater after 38 years and served in the U. S. Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed spending time with his family and enjoyed traveling, camping, and was an avid bowler. He loved to fish and he also loved rabbit hunting every Saturday with his two brothers-in-law Hershel Sherlin and Joe Pardue whether it was in rain, sleet, or snow. 

Survivors include:

  • Wife of 65 years, Wilma Rogers Davis of Englewood, Tenn.,
  • Three sons and daughters-in-law: Richard and Gail Davis of Athens, Tenn., Russell and Kim Davis of Ten Mile, Tenn., Robert and Tanya Davis of Englewood, Tenn.,
  • Grandchildren: Dustin and Priscilla Davis, Zack and Brittany Davis, Shea and Nathan Moses, Zoee and Paul Lawson, Emma and Dalton Croft, Daelyn Waldroup,
  • Great Grandchildren: Faith Marie Davis, Hadleigh Willow Davis and Embry Elizabeth Davis.
  • Five Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Harold Davis of Athens, Tenn., Tommy and Gayle Davis of Athens, Tenn., Gene Davis of Athens, Tenn., Glenn and Linda Davis of Cleveland, Tenn., Jim and Bobbie Davis of Clemson, S. C. F
  • Four Sisters and brothers-in-law: Margaret and Joe Pardue of Cleveland, Tenn. Betty and Pat Torbett of Athens, Tenn., Trula and Ray Patterson of Athens, Tenn., and Ruth and Sherman Patterson of Farragut, Tn.
  • Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Wildwood Baptist Church with Dr.. Bill Vest officiating.

Entombment will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens with Zack Davis officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the church.

Active pallbearers will be Dustin Davis, Nathan Moses, Paul Lawson, Dalton Croft, Travis Barnett, and William Barnett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of Wildwood Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Youth Fund and/or Golden Nuggets of Wildwood Baptist Church, 1045 Hwy 39E, Englewood, Tenn. 37329.

Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Boyd-Davis.com.   

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements. 

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So sorry for the loss,
I worked for Boyd and with his son, Two of the best people I have ever met.

Wayne Williams Feb 9 2020 12:00 AM

I have known Boyd and Wilma since I was a child. He was a fine Christian man. Rebecca and I send our condolences to all the family.
Bob and Rebecca Vanderpool
Hendersonville, TN

vandy1944@gmail.com Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts are with Davis family. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Tedi & Wade Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM

Wilma, Richie, Rusty, and Robby,....Boyd was a shinning example of a Godly Christian husband and father. He was a hero in my eyes because of his loving and joyful attitute in everything he did, not just on Sunday, but every day, in every way, his love and care was always felt. He will be greatly missed but I pray that all of your family receives God's peace that passes all understanding...love you all, onced a neighbor, always a neighbor! Boyd, you can now bowl that perfect 300!!

Jane Flowers Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Herman Boyd Davis

Pat Brown Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Boyd....your family is in our prayers.

Larry & Kathy Fain Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

Randy and Cheri Harrison Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM

Wilma and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Boyd was good and God fearing man.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Jason, Brandi, and Branson Hitt

Jason Hitt Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bob & Debbie Harrison Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM

Wilma, Richie, Rusty & Robby,
We are sadden to hear about Boyd's passing! He was a sweetheart always smiling and so nice! Heaven just keeps getting sweeter! Just remember we have more days behind us than ahead of us and we will be reunited with our precious loved ones and our Lord and Saviour and what a Day that will be! So sorry we could not be with you all today, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers! Love and Hugs to you all!
Bobby & Sherry Stair

Bobby & Sherry Stair Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM

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