Arthur Gerald Davis, 82, of Southaven, passed away on April 29, 2019. He was born in Horn Lake in 1937 and graduated from Horn Lake High School. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University and upon graduation he entered the United States Army, later the Corp of Engineers and retired after 33 years of service to his country. He was a lifelong resident and leader in DeSoto County and was a Charter member of First Baptist Church of Southaven. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Southaven,  8888 Hwy 51, Southaven. Internment will follow at Edmondson  Cemetery also in Southaven. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laverne Davis; his parents, Charlie and Allie Davis;  a brother, Harry Davis and a sister, Charlene Davis Peyton. He is survived by his daughter, Gayle (Billy) Posey of Germantown, Tennessee and his two sons, Art Davis Jr. (Randall) of Memphis, Tennessee and Greg (Jansen) Davis of Southaven; 13 grandchildren; Cole, Ty, Davis, Will, Kendyl, Grant, Caleb, Annie, Joshua, Allie, Sarah, Macy, and Mark; two great-grandchildren; Cam and Rylee.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to First Baptist Church of Southaven