John Herbert Davis
August 7, 1923 – November 13, 2021
John Herbert Davis, age 98, of Tuscaloosa, died Saturday, November 13, 2021 at his daughters home in Tuscumbia, AL.
The graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 2:00 pm at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Larry Corder officiating and Heritage Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, A Dignity Memorial Provider, directing.
Bro. Davis was preceded in death by his son, Randy Davis, grandson, Jason Davis, parents, Thomas Edward (Sr.) and Mrytle Allen Davis, and brothers, Leonard Davis, Spurgeon Davis, Paul Davis, Edward (Ed) Davis of Oxford, MS, and J.B. Davis.
Survivors include his wife of 76 years, Dorothy Savage Davis, Daughter Kay Black (Larry), daughter in law Marie Davis, grandchildren Leslie Corlett (Stephen), Steven Davis, Scot Black (Wendy), great grandchildren Tyler, Lucas and Campbell Corlett, Pamela and Elijah Davis, Braxton and Brody Black and sister in law, Nancy Jacobs Davis.
Bro. Davis answered the call to preach in September of 1948 at the Alberta Baptist Church. He preached his first sermon in October of 1948 at Piney Woods Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa County and was ordained to preach in 1950. He served several churches in the state of Alabama and Tennessee. He served Flat Woods Baptist Church, New Hope Baptist Church, and Yellow Creek Baptist Church in the Tuscaloosa Baptist Association and retired in 2001 from the ministry
Bro. Davis finished Holt High School in 1941, Howard College (Samford University) in 1952, and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1955.
Bro. Davis entered the military in November of 1942 at Craig Air Force Base in Selma, AL. Later he joined the 42nd Rainbow Division in Oklahoma. After taking training for the paratroopers at Fort Benning, he went overseas and entered France in the Rhineland Campaign and also into Germany. Bro. Davis was discharged from the military in January of 1946 from the 82nd Airborne Division.
Honorary pallbearers are Larry Black, Scot Black, Stephen Corlett, Steven Davis, Larry Davis, and Mike Davis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at Alberta Baptist Church, 2210 University Blvd E, Tuscaloosa Al 35404.
Condolences may be offered at www.HeritageChapelTuscaloosa.com
- Survivors include his wife of 76 years, Dorothy Savage Davis, Daughter Kay Black (Larry), daughter in law Marie Davis, grandchildren Leslie Corlett (Stephen), Steven Davis, Scot Black (Wendy), great grandchildren Tyler, Lucas and Campbell Corlett, Pamela and Elijah Davis, Braxton and Brody Black,and sister in law, Nancy Jacobs Davis.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
John Herbert Davis
November 18, 2021
A life well lived, full of life and happy all the time showing us all how to live a Christin Life. He was always the life of what ever was going on at Alberta. I could always count on Dot and him to come to Golden Hearts and have something important to share with everyone. My sweetest memory was seeing him get off the plane coming home from Washington, with a big crowd of friends from Alberta. Through the years I was so happy to photograph Dot and him for all the important occasions, the one I love best was making them at the alter inside Alberta for their 75th anniversary. Now no more pictures, just many good memories of a man that love God and all of God's people. I was so happy I could attend his funeral. His old friend and my husband Tom Pogue are buried in site of each other in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Dot someday you and I will be buried next to our husbands out there, so that is a comfort to me.
Thanks for your friendship through the years, what a blessing.
Romona Sioux Pogue
November 17, 2021
With the passage of time, may his dearer moments and kindness seem grander, bringing you great comfort and you mostly remember the goodness associated with Herbert which he brought to so many. With tremendous love of Herbert and Davis family, Kathleen and Alan