Loren Dale Davis, 91, a native and lifelong resident of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
Mr. Davis worked for many years at Clifton Precision before retiring and buying a dump truck and back hoe that he worked with hauling gravel and dirt for people, up until just weeks before his death. He really enjoyed working and driving a truck and gardening.
Mr. Davis was a member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Festus Davis and Ella Wilson Davis. Mr. Davis also was preceded in death by four sisters, Cordie Davis Conners, Callie Davis Gentry, Wilda Davis Farner and Zelda Davis Gentry; and six brothers, Wiley Davis, Verl Davis, James “Jim” Davis, Paul Davis, Howard Davis and Void Davis; and grandson, Jamie Davis (Crystal).
Surviving members left behind to cherish the memory of Mr. Davis are his wife, Maggie Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Jonnie and Johnny “Tobe” Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Opal Davis Radford and Ab Radford; and daughter and son-in-law, Debbie Davis McDonald and Steve McDonald, all of Murphy; seven grandchildren: Dedra Davis (Chris), Sandy Ledford (Charles), Brian Davis (Nicole), Tracy Palmer (Donald), Tim Radford, Adam Radford (Charleigh) and Robin Anderson (Jim); 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Vernon Davis, and sister, Wanda Davis Kephart, both of Murphy.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, with the Rev. Eddis Dockery officiating. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Corey Baker, Gavin Davis, Elijah Davis, Luke Davis, Brian Davis and Loren Jones. Serving as honorary escort for the family were Tim Radford and Adam Radford. Burial was in Hanging Dog Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family met with friends at the funeral home starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, for one hour before the service started.
Memorial donations may be made to your charity of choice.
Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Loren Dale Davis of Murphy.
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