The Obit For Joe Davis

Joe Lamar "Smoky Joe" Davis

Published in The Cullman Times on 11/6/2009

Funeral services for Joe Lamar Davis, 82, of Cullman, will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at 12 p.m. at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Cullman City Cemetery, with Pastor David McGowin officiating.
Moss-Service Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Davis passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. He born on July 2, 1927 in Center Hill Alabama to Frank O. Sr. and Tavie Jo Webb Davis. Joe served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, he played semi-pro baseball, was Vice-President of Southern United Life Insurance Company and began his second career owning and operating five convenience stores in the Cullman area.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Helen Holmes Davis and a brother, Frank O. Davis, Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Ann Haley Davis; a daughter, Vicki Davis; a son, Joe Lamar (Donna) Davis, Jr.; three step-children, Chris Giangrosso; Lisa (David) Cochran and Darren (Denise) Giangrosso; five step-grandchildren, Tami, Haley and Sean Giangrosso; Chloe and Chelsea Cochran; three Sisters, Merle (John) Poplin; Quilla Cartee and Quita Speegle; one sister-in-law, Juanita Davis and several much loved Nieces and Nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 6, 2009 at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.