Joseph Milford “Joe” Davis, age 68, died Monday, December 3, 2012, at his home in Columbus. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. Visitation was Tuesday, December 4, 2012, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. Services were Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at 11:00 AM at First Assembly of God with Revs. Jody Gurley and Jesse Ray officiating. Burial immediately followed at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The son of the late Milford and Emily Homan Davis, Mr. Davis was born August 22, 1944, in Caledonia, MS. He was a graduate of Caledonia High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Mississippi State University. He served two years in the US Army during the Vietnam War, working in finance. He was a longtime member of First Assembly of God and had served as a Deacon for several years. Mr. Davis retired from Burford Electric where he served as the Comptroller. He was a big fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs Football Team. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Sharon Morris Davis, to whom he was married 41 years; his daughter and son-in-law, Shelaine Davis Taylor and Todd of Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL; his brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Tina Davis of Columbus; and his sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Marvin Brown of Columbus and Belinda and Jim Bowen of Caledonia, MS. He is also survived by grandchildren, Ella and Davis Taylor. Pallbearers were Doug Ray, Brian Flint, Jason Morris, Tim Morris, Benny Yarbrough and Walter Worthey. Honorary pallbearers were Scott Morris, Bud Morris, Tommy Whitley, Russell Bowen, Brandon Davis, Devin Davis and Ken Robinson. Memorials may be made to the ALS Association, MS and LA Chapter, P.O. Box 66825, Baton Rouge, LA 70896.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on December 5, 2012
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