Clyde T. Davis, Sr.

Born on January 8, 1924

Departed on January 27, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Captain Clyde T. Davis, Sr.”Papa” age 96, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2020 in Hendersonville, TN. He was born on January 8, 1924 to the late Clyde Farris and Willie Bell Davis. He is also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Sue Theresa Watson Davis; son, Edward Nathanial Davis “Eddie”; and two sisters, Dorothy Jean Vanderpool and Elizabeth Hellen Jones.

Papa was a devoted husband of 56 years, loving father and papa to everyone. Papa had a contagious laugh, loved to dance, his time spent living on the lake, the Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, NASCAR, and was loved by all.

Papa was a World War II Veteran, Six Armored Division, and 175th Tank Battalion Division Commander. He was also a member of the National Guard for 19 years following his service and also a member of VFW Hendersonville.

He was an original, active member in many areas of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville, TN; and a member of The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree.

Papa was also a proud, active charter member of the YMCA in Hendersonville, TN.

Papa is survived by his children, Clyde T. Davis, Jr. “Tommy”, Teri Davis Wilson, Tim (Janice) Davis, Mark Davis, and Pat (Lisa) Davis; 19 grandchildren, and 38 great grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be held at 12PM, Friday, January 31st, at Our Lady of the Lake in Hendersonville. Family will receive friends from 4-8PM on Thursday at the church and a rosary service will be held at 7:30PM on Thursday.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Jerry Ray Scott, Jr.; Ty Davis Scott, Chris Davis, Jon Davis, Brian Davis, Brady Davis, Derrick Davis, Chris V. Davis.
Honorary Pallbearers will be all granddaughters, Melocha, Renee, Chandra, Theresa Leigh, Cati, Tisha, Stephanie, Brettany, Rachel, and Niki.

Family asks that in lieu of flower donations be made to Our Lady of the Lake Haiti Ministry.

11 Comments to Clyde T. Davis, Sr.

  1. Kenneth and Patsy Weatherford
    January 28, 2020 8:10 pm

    Thinking of your family at this time. Know how much he was loved by his family.🙏❤️🙏

  2. Phillip and Alice DiGiorgio
    January 28, 2020 9:25 pm

    A tribute to a husband , a father, a friend , and special thanks to this Veteran . For we may not have been able to
    Know him as well as we should . Our hearts go out to the family , with hope , The Hope promise that God gave us ,
    Through his son Christ. The hope promise of living in eternal Life . A Hope promise that Papa will enjoy I am sure.

  3. Kimberly Collins
    January 28, 2020 9:33 pm

    Rachel we are praying for you and your family during this time of sorrow. Kimberly & Kennedy

  4. Kay Bain
    January 28, 2020 9:37 pm

    Many will miss Papa. He was a true gentleman.

  5. Carolyn Bales
    January 29, 2020 5:38 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  6. David DAmico
    January 29, 2020 12:24 pm

    Thinking and praying for your entire family. Papa was a great man and lived a wonderful life. RIP

    • Jennie
      January 29, 2020 5:51 pm

      Tommy and I are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We send our love to all of you.

  7. Jennie
    January 29, 2020 8:15 pm

    So deeply sorry for your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Brian and Jennie Mnich family

  8. Jim Bachman
    January 30, 2020 11:11 am

    May he Rest In Peace. My condolences to the family

  9. Jim Bachman
    January 30, 2020 11:12 am

    May he Rest In Peace.

  10. Mike and Melody Smith
    January 30, 2020 3:52 pm

    Sending all our love and heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. May your Papa rest in the loving arms of Jesus.

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