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Henry Davis

March 4, 1930 — August 8, 2015

Henry Bethel Davis, age 85, formerly of Sparta, passed away August 8, 2015 at NHC of Cookeville . Mr. Davis was born in White County, TN on March 4, 1930 to Henry Davis and Dolly Hamlin Davis.

He was married to Lillie Mae Prater, July 5, 1953. Mr. Davis served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Red Cap in Sparta and retired from Carrier Air Condition in McMinnville, after retiring he moved back to Sparta. In his last years he moved to Cookeville where he lived and finally to NHC of Cookeville. He attended Hampton's Crossroads Baptist Church in Sparta.

Preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Odus Davis and J.D. Davis; and three sisters, Edith Sparks, Opal Jernigan, and Ellen Green.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years of marriage, Lillie Mae Prater Davis; a host of nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home. Officiating will be Bro. James Haynes. Burial will follow in the Highland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his friends and brothers in Christ at Hampton's Crossroads Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 10:00 am until time of service in the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home .

Please sign the guestbook at Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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