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Lawrence Davis

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk a nd not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

Lawrence Davis, age 87, of 107 Surrey Lane, Johnson City, and formerly of Limestone Cove, Unicoi, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Davis was a born in Mitchell County, North Carolina, and had lived most of his life in Unicoi County. He was a son of the late Charles and Rachel Hill Davis. Mr. Davis was employed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation for thirty-nine years where he served as foreman for the Unicoi County Highway Department during the later years of his employment. He was a member of the Pathway Freewill Baptist Church in Erwin. Mr. Davis was the charter member of Limestone Cove Ruritan Club. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Woodby Davis on August 3, 2003; one son, Rickey Davis; four brothers, Frank Davis, Lloyd Davis, Ralph Davis and Willard Davis; five sisters, Edith Gouge, Martha Davis, Mary Lacey, Biddie Brooks and Etta Edwards.

Mr. Davis is survived by two sons, former congressman David Davis and wife, Joyce, of Johnson City and Brian Davis of San Jose, California; four grandchildren, Annie Davis Clawson and husband, Chris, of Hampton; Scotty Davis and wife, Lori, of Limestone; Matthew Davis and Rachel Davis both of Johnson City and five great grandchildren, Christopher Clawson, Dallas Clawson, Riley Davis, Calvin Davis and Tyler Davis. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held at 7:30 P. M. Friday, June 20,2014, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Dallas Gregg will officiate. Music will be provided by The Hopsons. Pallbearers will be Rick Ingram, Warren Davis, Bob Gouge, Dwayne Forbes, Christopher Clawson, Dallas Clawson, Tim Lovelady and Brian Lovelady. The family will receive friends from 5:30 P. M. to 7:30 P. M. Friday at the funeral home. Committal service will be held at 11:00 A. M. Saturday in the Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Those wishing to attend the Committal Service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 A. M. to go in procession to the cemetery. The Davis family would like to extend a special thank you to Brad Williams, R.N., with Mountain States Hospice.

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Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is privileged to serve the Davis family. (423) 743-1381.