Memory Chapel Funeral Home
Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 1:30-3 pm, Memory Chapel, Laurel, MS
Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 3 pm, Memory Chapel, Laurel, MS
Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on April 30, 2022, and moved on to his heavenly home. CSM(Ret) Thomas Edward “Ed” Davis, age 80, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served and worked full-time within the HQ 184th Transportation Brigade, Laurel, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.
A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Obituary, visitation, and service details:
Mr. Thomas Edward “Ed” Davis, of Laurel, MS, died peacefully on April 30, 2022, after battling multiple illnesses for many years. He passed away in his home in Taylors, SC, with his wife and caregiver of 40 years by his side.
Ed was born July 10, 1941, to Ray E. and Lavada Davis in Laurel, MS, a place he always considered home. After graduating from high school there, he joined the military and faithfully served 38 years in the Mississippi Army National Guard. Always a justifiable source of great pride for him, he rose through the ranks to Command Sergeant Major, and was a friend and mentor to many of his fellow soldiers. After retiring from the National Guard, he established multiple businesses alongside his business partner and son-in-law and enjoyed being self-employed for another 20 years, when he finally retired for good.
A quiet person, Ed’s generosity typically went unnoticed, as he would often help others without their knowledge. He was a lifelong fan of football, and in his younger days, he officiated high school games throughout the area.
He is survived by his wife, Jane S. Davis; his son, E. Brent Davis (Pam); his son-in-law, Jon Widener; his stepdaughter, Gina Clark; his brother, Jimmy R. Davis (Teresa); his sister-in-law, Mary Davis; his brother-in-law, James Sellers (Linda), his granddaughters, Savannah Davis and Anna Widener; his grandsons, Weston and Clayton Widener; his step-grandson Halbert Schulting; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Ricky D. Davis, and his daughter, Candy Widener.
Visitors are invited to come Wednesday, May 4, 2022, beginning at 1:30 pm to Memory Chapel in Laurel, MS, with the funeral service following at 3:00 pm. Dr. Burial will be at Lake Park Hills Cemetery located at 2806 Emmy Dr, Laurel, MS. Dr. Dave Moran will officiate.
Condolences may be sent to 187 Bur Oak Dr, Taylors, SC 29687. In lieu of flowers, please consider doing an anonymous good deed in his memory.
To sign the online guest book, please visit www.memorychapellaurel.com