Alto #8216;Jack#039; Davis

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Funeral services for Alto &#8220Jack” Davis, 76, will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, September 28, 2007 in the Worship Center of West Jackson Baptist Church with Dr. Page Walley officiating.

Burial will take place in the Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery, AL with a graveside service to be held on Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 2:00 PM.

Arrington Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

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Mr. Davis died on Monday, September 24, 2007 at the Forest Cove Nursing Home in Jackson, TN after a lengthy illness.

A native of Montgomery, AL, Mr. Davis was born on March 1, 1931, the son of the late Alto and Lillie Jordan Weathers Davis.

He was a veteran of the United States Army attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class while serving in the Korean Conflict in the 336th Army Band.

He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, two O/S Bars, the National Defense Service Medal, the UN Service Medal and the Good Conduct Clasp.

He received a Bachelor's Degree's in Music Education and Psychology.

He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, where he served as a Director and was recognized for outstanding guidance and devoted service.

He was an Honorary Lifetime Board member of the Jackson Symphony, serving as a fulltime volunteer and photographer for eleven years.

Mr. Davis was retired from the Thompson Photo Lab in Coral Gables Florida with thirty-five years of service.

He had served as a deacon at the University Baptist Church in Coral Gables, Florida before moving to Jackson.

He was just recently honored by the Jackson Symphony as the 2007 Starlight Symphony was presented in his honor.

He is survived by his wife Anne Reeves Davis of Jackson; a son, Tom McVay, Jr. and his wife Jamie of Middletown, CA; a daughter, Terry McVay Walley and husband Page of Auburn, AL; eleven grandchildren, Eliza, Charlotte, Josiah, Asa, Nathan, Samuel, Priscilla and Mary Ellen McVay and Blake, Jordan and Annelise Walley.

The family is requesting memorial contributions be directed to the Alto J. Davis Scholarship for the Study of Music, c/o of the Jackson Symphony, 207 E. Lafayette, Jackson, TN


The family will be receiving friends in the Worship Center of West Jackson Baptist Church on Friday, September 28, 2007 from 10:00 AM until the 11:00 AM service time.