Larry Lee Davis
January 10, 1942 – June 28, 2020
Larry Lee Davis January 10, 1942 – June 28, 2020 Larry Lee Davis was born January 10, 1942 to the late Estelle Lee Davis and James A. Davis in Starkville, Mississippi. He graduated from Starkville High School and received his engineering degree from Mississippi State University in 1965. Larry then began his life on the Gulf Coast and his professional career at Ingalls Shipbuilding. He started in submarine engineering and progressed through shipbuilding management holding leadership positions until he retired in 2004. Larry also served in the office of program support, manufacturing plans for new ship designs. Much of his career involved training teams of engineers and planners working toward improving the ship building process. He was a mentor to many young engineers. Larry was a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers as well as the Society of Naval Engineers. His lifetime hobbies included amateur radio operation and building/flying radio-controlled airplanes. Larry enjoyed his time hunting and fishing and was a life member of Moss Hill Sportsman Club. He was a member of several mystic organizations and a dedicated parishioner of St. Ignatius Catholic Church. He is proceeded in death by his parents and brother James T. Davis of Tupelo, MS. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Blakely Haas Davis, his best friend and cousin, Louie Bigham (Clarise) of Newton, MS. and cousins Delbert McMillan (Sherland), Rosa Morgan, Terry and Jerry Howard, Pauline Fulcher and his beloved Mobile family Appie Haas O’Melia (Tom), Olivia Iturbe (Trey), Appleton Weston (Jeff), Virginia Cook (Miles), Haas Nye (Scott), Richard Shaner Jr. (Amy), and his very special great-nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be held at Pine Crest Cemetery on July 1 at 10:00am.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Larry Lee Davis
July 3, 2020
It was with great sorrow learning of Larry passing. He was a member of our Wednesday lunch group and a fellow ham operator.
Larry and I were going to try to get him back on the air before he became so ill. We will miss him very much. Larry will always be in our thoughts.