Joseph Colvin Davis

Published 7:45 pm Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Joseph Colvin Davis, 79, of Bratt, Fla., passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Pensacola, Fla.

He retired from Monsanto-Solutia as a fireman. He loved farming, was an avid hunter fisherman and was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Bratt. He was born in Atmore on Oct. 3, 1934, to the late Joseph Lee and Agnes Myrtle Merritt Davis.

His parents and his brother, Elton Davis, preceded him in death.
He is survived his wife of 59 years, Lavelle Faircloth Davis; daughter, Debbie Hester, both of Bratt, Fla.; a son, Tommy (Maria) Davis of Enon, Fla.; three grandsons, Hunter (Mandy) Davis, Chase (Kelly) Davis and Cory Hester; great-grandson Hudson Davis; sister Carolyn (Aaron) Steele and many nieces and nephews, church family and friends.

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Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 7, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Delbert Redditt and the Rev. Tim Hawsey officiating. Burial followed in Godwin Cemetery. The family received friends and family from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel.

Active pallbearers were Edward Gilman, James Amerson, Romeo Coleman, Fred Moore, Robert Gilman, and Terry Blanton. Honorary pallbearers were Jessie Wood, Howard Hanks, Jim Bolerjack, Leroy White, Clark Ziglar, Jerry Haynie and John (Junior) Spence.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.