Walter Davis Jr., 87, 211 Tennessee St., Unicoi, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi and a son of the late Walter and Fannie Blevins Davis. Mr. Davis was a longtime member of the Unicoi United Methodist Church. He was always eager to help out in his local community and church in volunteer services. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting bravely at the Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Davis was a retired operator at Nuclear Fuel Services. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Frank M. Davis, who lived in Montana. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 66 years, Tommy Brown Davis; two sons: Ron Davis and wife Zula, Maryville, Bobby Davis and wife Tressa, Unicoi; grandson: Brent Davis, Elizabethton; granddaughter: Tracy Luttrell and husband Andy, Maryville; two great grandsons: Bryce Luttrell and Owen Luttrell, both of
Maryville; brother: Dean Davis and wife Ann, Erwin; two sisters: Juanita Sneed and husband Maurice, Erwin, and Elizabeth Walker, Wartrace and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Mr. Davis was held at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. John Olive officiating. Eulogy was given by Helen McInturff. Special music was provided by Kalyn Grindstaff. Active pallbearers were Rocky McInturff, Jerry Ramsey, Jack Jones, ODell Street, Jeff Gourley, George Ritchie, Tommy Vanover, and Bill Tipton. Interment was Friday, March 2, at 10 a.m., in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The Tennessee Honor Guard, consisting of the Elizabethon American Legion Post #49 and the Tennessee Army National Guard provided military honors.
Unicoi Funeral Home was in charge.