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R.J. Davis

Reverend R.J. Davis, age 71, Erwin, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late Reverend Verno and Gaynell Hensley Davis. 

R.J. attended Steed College where he received an Associates Degree. He was a proud United States Army Veteran having served his country honorably during the Vietnam War. R.J. retired from Hoover Precision after forty years of service. 

He was a member of Mountain Dale Freewill Baptist Church. R.J. was a member of the American Foreign Legion where he served as Chaplain for a period of time.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Davis.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of fifty-one years, Darlene Willis Davis; one son, Stacey Davis; two grandchildren: Jonathan and Jordan Davis; five sisters; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Amedisys team of nurses and the staff at Brighter Days Home Care. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 P.M. in the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Arnold Hensley will officiate the 7:00 P.M. celebration of life service. 

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Davis family at  

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Davis family.  (423) 743-1380.