Talley Shannon Davis passed away peacefully in his home October 17, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his loving & devoted wife of 54 years, Patricia Carol Davis, the love of his life; his daughter Terri Stevenson, her husband Jeff, and their daughters Taylor and Parker; his son Chris Davis and his partner Rene Yanes; his daughter Melissa “Missy” Kelley, her husband Matthew, and their sons Jackson and Eli; sister Eula Hembree; brother and sister-in-law Harry & Sherry Richey; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and his loving dog Katie who was always by his side. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Clay & Louise Davis. Talley was born and raised in Townsend. He loved the mountains and the community he grew up in. He loved the outdoors, horseback riding, fishing, and especially golfing which he played weekly with longtime friends. He played football for his high school team and later for Maryville College. He served in the US Army, stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, and served as an MP and in the Honor Guard. He worked and retired at ALCOA as a Mechanical Craft Specialist. He was a member of Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church.
Talley loved life and was happiest spending time with his family. He was a loving “Papaw” to his four grandchildren who he delighted in. He was loved and a friend to anyone who knew him.
Talley had a kind and giving heart – in lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in his honor to the Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church Building Fund, 7322 Old Tuckaleechee Rd, Townsend, TN 37882. Family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Smith West Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM with Rev. Richard Rudisill officiating. Family and friends will assemble for interment at 3:00 PM at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.