Charles Ray Davis

January 5, 1948 ~ February 16, 2022 (age 74)

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Mr. Charles Ray “Charlie, Chick” Davis, age 74, died Wednesday, February 16, 2022.  He was born January 5, 1948 in Baldwyn, Mississippi as one of 12 children of the late Jim and Della Adams Davis. He was blessed with a large and loving family being one of 12 children.  He believed in hard work, patience, simple living and adhering to core life values.  At an early age, he went to work for Dossett Big 4 as a specialist in repairing Honda automobiles.   Charlie eventually went into business for himself owning and operating Davis Auto Repair for more than 20 years before retiring.  A genuine good ole soul, Charlie was a great listener, an encourager and a man who could make everyone laugh with his practical jokes. A great outdoorsman, he enjoyed spending time in God’s creation deer and turkey hunting and was a long time member of the Wilson Trace Hunting Club. Nature was one of his ways of getting close to his Lord whom he accepted as his Savior as an adult. Charlie had a special love and passion for his beloved dogs, Buddy and Pete.  Charlie was an amazing father and a doting “Pop” to his only grandchild, Dr. Ally Davis.

A celebration of life service will be at 5 PM, Sunday, February 20, 2022 in the Sadie Holland Memorial Chapel at Holland Funeral Directors- Tupelo.  Visitation will be from 2 PM to service time Sunday only.  For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed at at 5 PM Sunday, and will be archived thereafter.   Buzzy Scott, Marty Nunnery, Chris Estes, Wayne Gentry and all his beloved nephews will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

Survivors include Charlie’s children, Shane Davis and his wife, Stacy of Destin, FL. and Krissie Beasley and her husband, Scott of Tupelo; two brothers, Leroy Davis (Johnnie Ruth) of Guntown, and Johnny Davis (Debbie) of Saltillo; five sisters, Flossie Joyner of Pratts, Inez Campbell (Joker) of Chesterville, Louise Ramey of Fulton, Ann Haydock of Jackson Hole, WY, and Donna Santucci of Lockhaven, PA; his only  granddaughter, Dr. Ally Davis of Nashville, TN, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other dear relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings, Luke Davis, Lucille Lominick, Marie Hill, and Debra Haynes.

Memorials in memory of Charles R. Davis may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association-Mississippi Chapter, P.O. Box 456, Ridgeland, MS  39158.  Condolences to the family may be e mailed at


February 20, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Holland Funeral Service (Sadie Holland Memorial Chapel, Tupelo)

Celebration of Life

February 20, 2022

5:00 PM
Holland Funeral Service (Sadie Holland Memorial Chapel, Tupelo)

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  1. Dear Davis family, I’m sorry for your loss and you have my deepest condolences. The loss of a loved one brings great pain and sorrow but you can gain comfort from Gods word the Bible. Acts 24:15 says “There is going to be a resurrection” so you can see your dear loved one again. A promise from our loving Heavenly Father. I hope this was a source of encouragement for the family.


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