Fred Leon Davis


Fred Leon Davis Sr., 77, of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

He was born on March 21, 1943, to the late Paul and Ilene Davis in Cleveland.

He was a retired farmer and a contract bus owner for Bradley County Schools for 38 years.

He was a faithful member of Central Church of Christ; he loved singing and being a song director of which he instructed young men for many years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul J. and Ilene M. Davis; brother, Daniel P. Davis; and sister, Martha Sue Hampton.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 56 years, Wanda Davis; children: Candy (Barry) Rayfield, Sandy (Brian) Porter and Leon (Jarina) Davis; grandchildren: Anthony (Kristie) Rayfield, Caitlyn (Elliott) Yates, Savana and Dakota Davis and Ben and Zachary Porter; great-grandchildren: Annalee and Colton Rayfield and Ellie Rae Yates; brother, D. Gary Davis; and sisters: Syble Newton and Kathryn McCracken; many lifelong friends and relatives along with his sidekick and best friend, Tipi.

The Celebration of Fred’s life will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Central Church of Christ, 200 25th St. N.W., Cleveland, TN 37311, with Ryan Ary officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. A graveside service will immediately follow at Antioch Church of Christ Cemetery.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Fred and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial webpage and guestbook at

Companion Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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