Joseph Tate Davis

December 29, 1926October 30, 2013

Joseph Tate Davis, age 86, of Bulls Gap, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bulls Gap, Masonic Lodge #764 of Bulls Gap, Lion’s Club, Scottish Rite, and the Jericho Temple. He was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Patricia B. Davis; sons, Robert (Kathy) Davis, Ted (Kim) Davis; grandchildren, Blake (Terrylee) Davis, Brad Davis, Kyle Davis; great-grandsons, Ethan Stroud, Blaklen Davis; great-granddaughter, Tayleeann Davis; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church of Bulls Gap on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Faith Rammer, Rev. Richard Long, and Rev. Scott Farmer will officiate. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday morning in Hamblen Memory Gardens for an 11:00 a.m. graveside service. Military honors will be provided by Hawkins Co Color Guard. The family will receive friends at the church Friday evening from 5 – 7:00 p.m. prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bulls Gap. Stubblefield Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, November 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 1, 2013
  • Military Graveside Service Saturday, November 2, 2013

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Rhonda Stevens

November 1, 2013

Aunt Pat, Robert, and Ted I don't have to tell y'all what a good man Uncle Joe was, It was always a joy to see him! I am so glad I was able to see him on his last visit to Virginia in Sand Bridge a few years back. He will always be in my heart and never forgotten.
Love you all, Rhonda Stevens

Wade and Tina Littleton

November 1, 2013

Pat, Robert, Kathy, Ted, Kim, Blake, Terrylee, Bradley, Kyle and the family,
Tina and I are so sorry to learn of Mr. Joe's passing. Joe was a special friend to us and you all treated us so much like family when we attended Bulls Gap UMC. Joe was always there with a helping hand and you all continue in that fashion today. Joe was a wonderful example of how the Christian life should be lived. Joe's life will live on through you all! We won't be able to attend the funeral service Friday night due to covering a football game in Seymour, TN, but I'll try to get by to see you guys sometime this weekend. You all are special friends and please know that we are here for you in your time of grief. To be absent from the body is to the present with The Lord. May God Bless You all during this difficult time.
In Christ's Love,
Wade, Tina, Daniel, Anna, Lance, Makayla and Nathaniel Littleton

October 30, 2013

Aunt Pat and Davis Family,
Im was so sad to hear about Uncle Joe's passing. He will be missed but we will never forget him. Love to all of you. Michelle Danny and Brett Cooksey

October 30, 2013

Aunt Pat and Family,
We will miss Uncle Joe but will always hold on to the great memories he gave us. So sorry he is gone but we will never forget him. Love to all of you, Michelle, Danny and Brett Cooksey