Mr. Joseph Davis of Daphne, AL, formerly of Union Springs, died Sunday, July 20, 2020. He was 83 years old.
Mr. Davis leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Carol; daughters, Dawn Davis of Gulf Shores and Laura D. King (Chris) of Monroeville; granddaughters, Laura Grace King and Ann Elizabeth King; and step-grandson, Hunter B. Clem of Pensacola. He is also survived by his sisters, Frankie Kenney and Laneen Bell; brother, Tommy R. Davis (Mary); nieces and nephews.
He served in the U.S. Army as a tank commander. He attended the University of Alabama and graduated from LSU Banking School of the South. He was a civic leader in Union Springs, having served as mayor pro tem for 16 years, as well as on various committees and boards. He was an employee of First National Bank and served as president and CEO for many years. Upon retiring he briefly filled in as city clerk before becoming full-time manager of utilities board.
Mr. Davis loved God, his family, his pets, and Alabama football. He was a member at Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder. He was also an associate member of Fort Davis United Methodist Church.
There will be no service at this time. Memorial donations may be made to Monroe County Animal Shelter, 226 Hwy. 47 S., Monroeville, AL 36460 or to Fort Davis United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 55, Fort Davis, AL 36031.
The family wanted to extend a very special thanks to all his wonderful caregivers on MC200 and others at the Brennity.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.