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 email@example.com.
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So sad to hear about Yancey, I have not seen him in years but will remember him as always having a smile and such a kind young man! I pray for comfort for all of you.
Submitted by Joyce Abercrumbie on Feb 14 2017 07:07:51 PM
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Debby Smith lit a candle on Feb 14 2017 02:23:46 PM
He always had a smile that made everyone around him feel better. I will miss him.
Submitted by Uncle Ed on Feb 14 2017 12:27:33 PM
Deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the family. Yancey was a true even tempered professional. It was my pleasure working with him and providing IT support to him. We shared many Army stories together especially with our respective deployments to Iraq. He will be truly missed. Peace of the Lord be with the family and friends.
Submitted by Marcus Foster on Feb 14 2017 11:20:59 AM
My prayers with you and your family during this great loss. Yancey was a fellow contracting officer and it was an honor and privilege to work with him. He was always there when I reached out for some help/advice and there was never a doubt of his Christian faith. His death is a great loss for this world yet a great gain for Heaven's gates.
Submitted by Laurie Sherrod on Feb 14 2017 10:19:08 AM
No words can express my dismay and sympathy of Yancy's passing. He was always professional at work and I will always remember he always had a smile for me. I am so sorry for your loss.
Submitted by Rica Dyas on Feb 14 2017 09:32:57 AM
Jill and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you all. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.
Submitted by Melinda Lentz on Feb 14 2017 09:06:10 AM
Yancey always made my life smoother and happier, and I wanted you to know that feel both gratitude for having known him, and terrible sorrow in his absence. He was a wonderful man, whom I will miss again and again, more and more. May God’s love and the certainty of Yancey’s reward give you whatever comfort you can find, until all hopes are fulfilled.
Submitted by Daniel Morris & Family on Feb 14 2017 08:51:51 AM
Tim and I are heart broken . We LOVE your family so much. Words cannot express our sympathy. Yancey was ONE OF A KIND. We love you.
Submitted by Missy Ivey on Feb 14 2017 08:50:31 AM
Yancey was wonderful to work with. Despite significant work load, he never became short-tempered or impatient. He had a knack for explaining the most complicated contracting regulations in language that was clear and always with a friendly tone of voice. Even without ever meeting him, anyone who worked with Yancey knew him to be a good man who was considerate and respectful of others, and who took pride in his work. He will be greatly missed on both a personal and professional level.
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