Olen Albert (Sonny) Davis Jr. was born July 23, 1939 in McNairy County, TN the son of the late Olen Albert Davis, Sr. and Helen Davis Malone.
He was united in marriage to Linda Faye Davis on July 29, 1983. Mrs. Davis preceded him in death on December 3, 2008.
Mr. Davis graduated from Ramer High School in 1960, he then enlisted in the United States Air Force serving during the Vietnam War. When he returned to McNairy County, he began to work as a police officer for the City of Adamsville and later for the City of Selmer. He was a member of Sinner's Hope Church in Milledgeville, TN. In his retirement years, he enjoyed gardening, woodworking, watching wrestling, loved farm animals, and spending time with his family.
Mr. Davis departed this life on July 3, 2012 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 72 Years, 11 Months, 10 Days. He is survived by two daughters, Shelly Davis Palomino and husband Juan Luis Palomino Ruiz of Ramer, TN, Lisa Blankenship and husband Ricky of Milledgeville, TN; a son, Chad Davis-McMahan and wife Betsy of Purdy, TN; a sister, Janie Susan Russell and husband A.C. Easlick of Selmer, TN; a brother, Danny Joe Davis of Selmer, TN; four grandchildren, Melinda Blankenship, Ashley Blankenship, Wade Davis-McMahan and Tucker Davis-McMahan; three great grandchildren, Ashton, Ashlyn and, Abel Blankenship; host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Davis was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Hollis Davis.