In Loving Memory

Mr. Joseph Davis

January 24, 1937 - July 20, 2020


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  Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Joyce Kirk Glass

    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with the family. May your memories give you comfort at this sad time

  2. Freda Elkins Thrower

    So sorry to hear about Joe’s death. My sincere sympathy for Carol and all the family. Prayers for peace and comfort for you Carol and your girls🙏🙏✝️…

  3. Roland Vaughan

    Carol and Family:
    Joe was a wonderful man and a joy to work with. We lost touch when you left Union Springs but I always appreciated knowing you and Joe. My Mother. Jean Cook who has pasted, also thought so warmly of you and Joe as well. Our deepest regrets and prays are with you.

  4. Rev. Ross Reddick

    The prayers and sympathy of the Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church are with the Davis family. Joseph was a man of deep faith, intellect, and a true servant leader. He will be missed.

  5. Joyce Pannone

    My prayers and sympathy go out to Carol and her family over the loss of Joe. He was a fine man and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.🙏

  6. Stacy Legge

    Wonderful and thoughtful friend. He will be missed greatly. Our prayers for Carol and the family.

  7. Lynne T DeVault

    Joseph will be deeply missed. Not only was he a very close friend, but a loving, caring husband. Carol I will bse by your side whenever you need me. Close friends – sisters- forever. My humble prayers for Dawn and Laura and her family who loved their daddy.


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