Yancey Stewart Davis, 45, died suddenly Sunday, February 12, 2017 while jogging on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Born on July 18, 1971 to Ronald Stewart and Mary Myers Davis in Jasper, Ala, Yancey grew up in Hamilton, Ala. and graduated from Hamilton High. He joined the Alabama National Guard at age 17, with his parent’s permission. A patriotic American, Yancey spent 20 years serving his fellowman including one deployment to Iraq with the 877th Engineering Company, serving as Executive Officer. He attended Freed-Hardeman University where he met his wife, Terrie Brimingham. They married in Booneville on June 25, 1994. Yancey ultimately received his BS degree from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide) and furthered his formal education with two masters degrees; one from Troy State University and one from Ann Marie Catholic University in Connecticut. His first employment was with NTN Bower in Hamilton, Ala. At the time of this departure, he was employed as a contract specialist with the Department of Interior. Yancey was an outdoorsman, a devoted jogger and was training for a triathlon when he collapsed and died on Sunday morning. Yancey was totally devoted to and doted over his wife, daughter and family. He was strong and steady—a thinker and a doer without a lot of fuss. He and his family were faithful members of the Lee Acres Church of Christ in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Booneville Church of Christ with his brother in law, Minister Tony Brimingham officiating. Burial will follow at Snowdown Church of Christ Cemetery in Prentiss Co. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5PM-8PM and from noon - service time Wednesday all at the Booneville Church of Christ, 406 North 2nd St., Booneville, MS. 38829. Holland Funeral Directors -Tupelo Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Terrie Davis of Tupelo; mother, Mary Myers Davis of Guntown; a daughter, Millie Davis of the home; a sister, Elizabeth “Jill” Davis Coker (Rorie) of Guntown; two nephews, Kell and Jude Coker; two nieces, Lauren and Megan Brimingham; a borther in law, Tony Brimingham (Jana) of Hendersonville, TN and a host of cousins, other extended family and a multitude of friends.
He was preceded by his father; Ronald; one brother-in-law, Timmy Brimingham; his mother and father in-law, Gene and Sue Brimingham.
Pallbearers will be Philip Hammitte, Kevin Clark, Shawn Arnold, Brian Thomas, Eddie Green, and Mike Green. Honorary pallbearer will be Rorie Coker.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Millie Davis Educational Fund, c/o Lee Acres Church of Christ, 1400 Lawndale Drive, Tupelo, MS. 38801 Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dear Mrs. Terrie Davis,
I'm sorry to hear of Yancey's untimely death and send you my condolences during this most difficult time. Your husband was a respected member of our NPS contracting team. A trusted friend who exhibited a strong sense of esprit de corps, who demonstrated exemplary service before self. His many outstanding accomplishments has provided substantial contributions to the Trace and National Park Service. He will not be soon forgotten, and I hope you find comfort during this grieving process. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family always.
E. Andre Ward, Contracting Officer
West Major Acquisition Buying Office
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Submitted by Andre Ward on Feb 18 2017 12:46:06 PM
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Dear Davis family,
I am sorry to hear about the sudden and unexpected loss of Yancy - a husband, father, uncle, brother, son, and friend. I pray you find comfort in peace in the days ahead.
Submitted by George L., NPS on Feb 17 2017 12:08:30 PM
Dear Family, I know your grief at this time must seem overwhelming! Cathy and I were so sorry to get the news of Yancey's passing. We did not know him personally, but we are so impressed with the life that he lived and the love that he shared. I'm certain this life, well lived, will be an inspiration for many in the years ahead. Our prayers are with the family. We are confident in the power of the living Christ Jesus that He will see you all through this difficult time.
Joe Buffaloe, (Mary Davis' 1st cousin), and Cathy
Submitted by Josef Buffaloe on Feb 17 2017 09:35:22 AM
Dear Mrs. Davis, I was sorry to read about the passing of your husband. With many couples their spouse is their best friend and confidant. So to lose such a person after so many years of marriage, is truly devastating. When God joined Adam & Eve together in marriage it was to be a lifelong partnership. But Satan interfered with God's plan causing a temporary change. Please be assured that God has not forgotten his arrangement for married couples. He will undo the damage that the Devil has caused to mankind. (1 John 3:8). I am applying toward your family what it says at Romans 12: 15 Rejoice with people who rejoice, weep with people who weep. RESPECTFULLY
Submitted by Val Jordan on Feb 17 2017 08:27:23 AM
Terrie, you and Yancey left all of us in Dyersburg with fond memories of your short stay with us. Please know that all of us are heartbroken for you and your family. The West Dyersburg Church of Christ is a better family because of you and Yancey.
Rick and Dianne Crawford
Submitted by Rick Crawford on Feb 16 2017 12:30:11 PM
I will start with saying, God is SO good. He blessed me by sending Yancey into my path of life. I had an ad placed in the local paper for a job opening I had and Yancey applied for the job. His resume was great without question, but not specifically what I was looking for. I scheduled the interview anyway, as folks with the background I was looking for were limited, and I really liked that he had committed his time to serve our Country. I interviewed multiple people for the position, but no one made more of an impression on me during that process than Yancey. When I made my decision, my boss even asked me, are you sure.......and I answered without hesitation, Yancey was the man for the job.
Yancey worked for me only a short period of time as he was deployed to serve our Country during that tenure. But what I will always remember and treasure the most, was our conversation about God and family. Yancey treasured his faith in God and also wanted his own family. But, his shoes were similar to mine, that family (kids) was not as easy for him as it was for others. Equally as true, God blessed us both because of our faith, with beautiful families.
Fly high Yancey! As you know, God has his loving arms wrapped firmly around your beautiful family, forever and always.
Submitted by Willie on Feb 16 2017 10:25:46 AM
I am so sorry to hear this. I attended Freed Hardeman with Yancey and I remembered him being such a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
Submitted by Sherri Kidd on Feb 15 2017 10:16:54 PM
Sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.
Submitted by Shevelle Stewart on Feb 15 2017 03:30:28 PM
Your sweet family are in our prayers here at Companion Animal Care Center. Yancy was always a pleasure to see. May God hold you and Millie close.
Submitted by Aimy Carr on Feb 15 2017 11:26:42 AM
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