James "Jim" Leonard Davis

James “Jim” Leonard Davis, Age 72, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at his home in Kingston Springs, Tn surrounded by loved ones. He is preceded in death by his father, Keith Davis. Jim is survived by his beloved life-long partner, Renee’ Housley; his dear mother, Connie Ahrens; sisters Judith and Mary Davis; brothers Dan and Rick Davis; his loving stepchildren, Samantha (Will) Wilson, Shannon (Kevin) Mitchell, and Chase Daugherty; grandchildren, Summer, Ryan, Jaxson and Luke. Jim proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine in the Vietnam War from 1969-1971. He loved the outdoors, was a natural comedian and enjoyed helping others. Above all else, he loved his family. Services will be held at 11am on Friday August 26, 2022, at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville, Tennessee 37221. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The American Cancer Society. “SEMPER FI” Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104, Nashville, TN (615) 857-9955. We are proud to be West Nashville & Bellevue’s ONLY locally owned and operated funeral & cremation provider.

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  1. I first met Jim in 1963. We played football together in the 4 years we were at Dowling. He had a great sense of humor and was well liked by everyone. After High School we connected again in 1971 as we both worked for the CNW Railroad. I remember renting a house boat on the Mississippi River with 3 other couples. Not knowing how to get in and out of the lock and dams made it a very interesting 3 day adventure. His humor carried us through though. After that he moved away and the only times we’d see each other were at our reunions. The last being our 50 year reunion. But he’d never changed since the first day I met him in 1963. He was a great guy and he’ll never be forgotten.

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