Samuel Davis Jr.


On Nov. 24, 1938, a son was born to parents, Samuel and Mobile Davis.

Born and raised in Leon County as Samuel Davis Jr., he became well known as “S.M.” Samuel was a proud graduate of Leon High School. “S.M.” was known for his soft-spoken voice and very generous heart throughout his community. He worked for Centerville ISD and Madisonville CISD driving a school bus, as well as, various other duties for well over 20 years.

Samuel was the proud father to four beautiful children: Linda (Terrell) Hopkins, Tonjulia Jackson, Mechele Jackson and Christopher Jackson; and four stepchildren: Jimmy Evans Jr., Vanessa Harper, Felicia Jones and Shenell Lewis.

Samuel was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Davis Sr. and mother, Mobile Davis.

“S.M.” leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Alma Goffney Davis; two brothers, Roland Davis and Wesley Davis; three brothers-in-law, Doug Harrison, Robert Goffney and Michael Goffney; two sisters-in-law, Helen Wooten and Debra Peterson; best friend, Richard Byrd Jr.; and very special grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Homegoing services for Mr. Davis were held Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Two Mile Methodist Church in Leona. Interment followed in the Two Mile Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tarrel Robinson, Kenneth Jackson, Terrell Hopkins, Wesley Holdridge, Fred Livingston and Chris Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Evans Jr., John Jesse, Brandon Evans, Donald Washington, Larry Washington and Aaron Young.

Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville was entrusted with arrangements.