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Bobby Dean Davis

March 11, 1955 — April 5, 2020

Mr. Bobby Dean Davis, 65, of Bradyville passed away on April 5, 2020.  He was born in the Blue Wing Community of Cannon County on March 11, 1955.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyman Davis and Hester Barrett Davis, also by a daughter, Angela Nicole Davis, a son, Jonathan Davis, and by all but four of his twelve brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Arnold Davis, son, Chris (Linda) Davis of Bradyville, brother, Landon Davis of Murfreesboro, sisters, Patsy Cook of McMinnville, Judy York of Lafayette, and Linda Cook of Detroit, MI, five grandchildren, Jacob Davis, Kala (Chase Heath) Davis, Tyler Arnette, Blake Davis, and Brady Davis, step-granddaughter, Destiny Mitchell, and by great granddaughter, Novalea Heath and step-great granddaughter, Graelynn Rae Mitchell, as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mr. Bobby grew up in the Blue Wing Community and kept a love of that area.  Growing up he enjoyed working in his father’s chair shop and around the farm.  Being outdoors, going hunting, and fishing were favorite hobbies.  As a young man, his future wife, Kathy, caught his eye.  They married young and started their family right away.  They celebrated their 46th anniversary prior to his passing in 2020.  Born with the talent to tear apart and put back together diesel engines and heavy equipment.  He worked as a diesel mechanic and shop foreman until his health began to fail him.  He was strong in his Christian faith and love for his family.  He would often tell his children and wife, “I’ll spoil your mama, and she’ll spoil you.”  He and his family leased a campsite at Woods Reservoir for the past several years and enjoyed being there together.  He never met a stranger and loved to share the gospel with family, friends, and people he hadn’t met before.  His parents bought and donated the land where Blue Wing Baptist Church and cemetery now stand.  Over the years he and his family helped take care of the cemetery and church.  When the church closed several years ago his desire was to revive it for the community.  He helped see the church reopen in recent years and became a deacon to help teach family and friends.  Mr. Bobby suffered with kidney disease for many years and had to take dialysis for the past several years.  He did his best to live to the fullest despite his illness.

Due to the events in 2020 the family postponed the services until a proper celebration of his life could be held now. The family will receive friends at Dillon Street Baptist Church on Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 1-2 pm. A Celebration of life will commence at 2 pm in the Dillon Street Baptist Church. Share condolences and memories with the family as they continue to mourn the loss of Mr. Bobby Davis, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337

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