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Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home

501 W Gaines St, Lawrenceburg, TN

OBITUARY

James "Ken" Kenneth Davis

May 18, 1939February 17, 2020
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James Kenneth “Ken” Davis, age 80 of Lawrenceburg TN, was born May 18, 1939 and passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 at St. Thomas West in Nashville. He graduated from UT in 1962 with a degree in mechanical engineering and was a retired mechanical engineer and patent agent in Oak Ridge, TN. He was a farmer, contractor and airplane mechanic. He loved to fly and share his love of flying with others. Ken was an accomplished fisherman and fly-tyer. He used his talents and abilities in service to others as an Angel Flight Pilot, flying patients and families with medical needs to hospitals and treatments free of charge. He was also a volunteer worker on building crews in the Southeast U.S. and Mexico. Ken was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg, TN.

He is preceded in death by his late wife, Joyce Nell Scribner Davis; Parents, James Siegel and Ruby Marie Davis.

He is survived by his Wife, Pat Pettus Davis; Children, Scott Davis (Nancy), Mark Davis (Ingrid), Jennifer Beck (Bryan); Stepchildren, Kim McClaren (Ron), Kris Francis (Jason); Sisters, Sharon Davis Massey, Kathy Davis Lampley, Patty Davis Smith; 14 Grandchildren; 5 Step Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Chapel on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with the Funeral Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Reggie Coleman officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia, Tn.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Teresa Gowen

February 22, 2020

Patsy, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and all your family.

Teresa Gowen

Phil Chandler

February 19, 2020

Although I haven’t seen Kenneth in many many years there is a close family connection, in fact two connections.
The Chandler and Davis families lived just a few miles apart on Hudson Road. My Parents and Mr. and Mrs. Davis were close friends. Kathy and I were classmates for twelve years and Patty was a friend too. Also, the Chandler and Pettus families were very close. I thought Pat and Bill were related til I was half grown. I’ve known Kris and Kim all their lives. Now with all that said, my deepest condolences to all of you. Please know that I am thinking of you.
Phil Chandler

Paul McCallie

February 18, 2020

Ken was a faithful member of our Young's Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church Mission Team. Worked on many projects with us. He will be missed. He was also my friend.

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Biography

James Kenneth “Ken” Davis, age 80 of Lawrenceburg TN, was born May 18, 1939 and passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 at St. Thomas West in Nashville. He graduated from UT in 1962 with a degree in mechanical engineering and was a retired mechanical engineer and patent agent in Oak Ridge, TN. He was a farmer, contractor and airplane mechanic. He loved to fly and share his love of flying with others. Ken was an accomplished fisherman and fly-tyer. He used his talents and abilities in service to others as an Angel Flight Pilot, flying patients and families with medical needs to hospitals and treatments free of charge. He was also a volunteer worker on building crews in the Southeast U.S. and Mexico. Ken was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg, TN.

He is preceded in death by his late wife, Joyce Nell Scribner Davis; Parents, James Siegel and Ruby Marie Davis.

He is survived by his Wife, Pat Pettus Davis; Children, Scott Davis (Nancy), Mark Davis (Ingrid), Jennifer Beck (Bryan); Stepchildren, Kim McClaren (Ron), Kris Francis (Jason); Sisters, Sharon Davis Massey, Kathy Davis Lampley, Patty Davis Smith; 14 Grandchildren; 5 Step Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Chapel on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with the Funeral Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Reggie Coleman officiating.