Mr. Jimmy Arnold Frederick Davis, lovingly known as “Chief” and “Jimbo”, 75, of Artemus, passed away Tuesday afternoon, February 20, 2024 at the Barbourville ARH Hospital. He was the son of the late Jimmy Arnold Frederick and Mary Davis and Charles “Fluke” Manning, who raised him as his own. He was born March 11, 1948 at Trosper.

Jimmy was a former glass installation technician. He had several hobbies, including bird watching and working on antique cars. He also attended many local car shows and could often be found watching Andy Griffith. Jimmy was a true Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kentucky basketball fan. He most enjoyed visiting with his niece, Tammie, and spending time with his family.

On January 27, 1967, he united in marriage with Delma Nipper in Pineville.

In addition to his parents and father figure, Charles Manning, he was preceded in death by two sons, Doyle Ray Davis and Bobby Nipper; sisters, Darlene Davis and Marion Manning and two brothers, Jerry Frederick and Bruce Miller.

Survivors include his loving children, Jimmy Arnold Davis Jr., Shiela Ann Bond and fiancé, Michael Nottingham, all of Trosper and Tina Marie Davis and partner, Chuck Bischel, of Tampa, FL; cherished grandchildren, Billy Bond, Charity Watts, Mariah and Jessica Davis, Chucky and Amber Bischel, Stephen Nipper and Brittany Hammons; great-grandchildren, Kenna and Lilah Bond, Oliver Davis, Robert Blankenship, Kayden Driver, Braxton Watts, Weston Cornelius, Mason and Emma Nipper, Colton Bischel and Ally and Tucker Hammons; fur babies, Ralphy and Snoopy; among other loved ones and dear friends.

His funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Sunday, February 25 at 2 P.M. Rev. Ray Dean officiating.  He will be laid to rest in the Burch Alford Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Billy Bond, Rusty Toothman, Stephen Nipper, Brett Frederick, Michael Nottingham, Curt Davenport, Robert Brown and Waylon Miller.

Friends may visit at the funeral home Saturday between 6 and 9 P.M. and Sunday after 12 Noon until the funeral hour.

Jimmy requested that no flowers be sent, but should someone wish a contribution can be made to a church or charity of choice in his memory.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.

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