Kindle "Bud" Davis

October 25, 1926February 23, 2013
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Kindle "Bud" Davis died February 23, 2013 after a series of illnesses. He was born October 25, 1926, in Cotton Springs Community, Tishimingo County, Mississippi to Jessie Maulden Davis and Hubert Roscoe Davis. He has an identical twin brother, Windle "Buster" Davis, still living, now of Fulton, MS. He is survived by one son, Gary Kindle; a grandson and family, Andrea and Chris Blaylock, Kendall Joy and Sienna Rose; one sister, Faye Davis Mock (Arlis). He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Joy Brown Davis; his daughter and biggest fan, Anita Devon Davis Blaylock; brothers, Roy, Travis, Hollis, and Floyd; and sister, Bertie Davis Brown. Mr. Davis was a respected businessman and 51 year car dealer. During his last 37 years at Bud Davis Cadillac, the dealership won many awards, including 27 years as "Master Dealer" and 7 years as "Top 100 General Motors Dealers," one of its highest awards. He started his career coaching high school basketball in Tishimingo and Kossuth, Mississippi. His last two teams at Itawamba Community College won Mississippi junior college championships. This team was named the Itawamba Community College "Team of the Century" in 2000. Mr. Davis was a "leader of men" and prided himself on his love of family and friends. His customers were the #1 priority in his working life. He was devoted to his faith and to White Station Church of Christ. Always active in the communities where he lived, he was named "businessman of the year" in several communities. Charities were a huge part of his life with his latest favorites being Itawamba Community College and the Porter-Leath Children's Charities in Memphis. At his fundraiser for Porter-Leath, he loved interacting with the children and offering his "lessons for life." A lifetime joy was playing golf with his buddies. The family will receive friends Monday evening, February 25, at the Davis Event Center on the ICC campus in Fulton, MS from 5-7 p.m. The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 26, from 4 p.m. until the service at 6 p.m. at White Station Church of Christ. A private service for family and friends will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, in the Rotunda at Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to White Station Church of Christ, 1106 Colonial Rd., Memphis, TN 38117, 901-761-2007 or Porter-Leath Children's Charities at 868 North Manassas St., Memphis, TN 38107, 901-577-2500. Online condolences may be expressed at, Memphis Funeral Home And Memorial Gardens 5599 Poplar Ave. (901)725-0100


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Sherry Wilburn

February 27, 2013

Gary and all the Davis Family,
I only knew Gary from Bud Davis Cadillac & Cadillac of Memphis. I had gotten to know Bud pretty well over all the years that I leased & bought cars from his establishment. My mother had graduated from high school with him & Buster at Belmont, MS. When I introduced myself to him in the '80's and told him who my mother was, he was like we were best friends. He would always sit and talk to you like you were his friend and not just a customer. He left a world for a much better place. Praying for all of you through this difficult time in your lives. He will be missed!

Tom Edwards

February 27, 2013

Mr. Bud was always good to me. I have the utmost respect for him. Sorry to not have him around. My prayers go out to Gary, Chris and his family.
Mr. Davis will truly be missed.

Barry K Carver

February 27, 2013

Gary,Chris and the entire Davis family - I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mr.Davis - He no doubt has touched many peoples lives in a positive way both in his personal and professional life. He was a "Car Guy's " Car-Guy - our industry lost a great one. Please know that the entire Davis family will be in our prayers during this most difficult time.

February 27, 2013

Mr Davis I will always love you. I will never forget "that smile".

You meant "the world" to me.

Mike Schlafer

February 26, 2013

Gary, Chris and the Davis family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. We hope that you will be lifted up with our prayers.

Jim Marshall

February 26, 2013

Gary, Chris & Family. Some of my best memories in life are associated with my employment @ Bud Davis Cadillac. I am truly soory to hear of his passing. He is home know with Joy & Devon. May the comfort of our Lord & Savior get you all through this most difficult time. Bud's final healing has him rejoicing & walking in Glory. Words cannot express the thanks I have for all of you & what my relationship with Bud meant to me. God Bless.

Tiffany Wesby

February 26, 2013

I'm sorry to here about the passing of Mr. Davis my god be with u and your family in your time of need. He's a great man and will be truly missed

Jay Tucker

February 26, 2013

Gary: You have my deepest condolences. May God continue to keep you and family strong.

Ann Hughes

February 26, 2013

So sorry to hear about Mr. Davis, my prayers are with all the family. I worked at GMAC and had many meeting with him, he was a repected businessman and will certainly be missed.