Jimmie L. DavisAugust 15, 1932 ~ December 20, 2017 (age 85)
Jimmie L. Davis, 85, passed away after a long illness early in the morning hours on Wednesday. He was born August 15, 1932 in Richmond, Kentucky to the late James and Mary Ella Davis. He was the widower of Laurettae Faye Davis. He was a graduate of the Owingsville High School where he was an outstanding basketball player, a talent which he passed down to his children and grandchildren. He was a graduate of Georgetown College and while he was there he was on their football team. He would continue to be a avid Bath County Wildcat fan and supporter as well as a University of Kentucky basketball fan for the rest of his life. Together, Jimmie and Faye were passionate about their community and poured their hearts into making it a success. Jimmie owned and co-owned Davis Department Store for over 40 years and was a former employee of the Gateway ADD. He was very civic minded and served on many boards. He was a past president of the Owingsville Lions Club, the Jaycees, and the Owingsville Chamber of Commerce just to name a few. He also served on the Owingsville City Council for many years. He coached the Owingsville Red Little League Baseball team for 35 years and helped his wife Faye with the May Day Festival and pageant for over 20 years. Both of them were awarded the May Day Founders Day awards. Among the things he was most proud of was that he was a founding member and Deacon Emeritus of the Owingsville Baptist Church.
Jimmie is survived by a strong family to continue his legacy; two sons Glenn (Sandy) Davis of Richmond and Lance (Becky) Davis of Owingsville; one daughter Mari Jean (Ed) Jones of Owingsville; six grandchildren Blake (Brandi) Davis, Grant (Anna) Davis, Kyle Hagger, Lauren (Jake) Ware, Jarred Jones, and Jordan Davis; three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Laurettae Faye Davis in 2012.
Friends may visit from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Owingsville Baptist Church. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the church with Reverend Chris Bailey officiating.
Burial will follow at a later time at the Owingsville Cemetery
In lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made to the Owingsville Baptist Church.
Owingsville Baptist Church
PO Box 662, Owingsville KY 40360