Frank Davis, born: December 1, 1935 - died: December 21, 2018 Age: 83 - Clarksville, TN

Obituary: Franklin Porter Davis  1935 - 2018

Clarksville - Franklin Porter Davis, 83, of Clarksville, TN, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018, at Tennova Healthcare of Clarksville.

Frank was born on December 1, 1935, in Lewisburg, KY to the late William Davis and Eula Woodall Davis. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Sandra Vick Davis.

Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel with Brother Terry Joslyn and Brother Dale Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Frank taught at Clay, KY Schools, New Providence (Burns-Darden), and retired at Fort Campbell High School. He played basketball at Lewisburg High School and Austin Peay State University. He attended LSU on a National Science Foundation Scholarship. He was a member of Scotts Grove Baptist Church in Murray, KY. 

Frank is survived by his wife, Mary Tutt Davis of Clarksville, TN; daughter, Jennifer Davis Rooker of Nashville, TN; future son-in-law, Richard McFall of Jackson, TN; brother, Roger C. (Marcy) Davis of Bowling Green, KY; sister, Donna Davis (Carter) Russell of Mayfield, KY; several nieces, nephews, great niece, and great nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Woodall, Jimmy Woodall, Andy Woodall, Richard McFall, Ronnie Steenberger, and Tony Steenberger. Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Woodall, Doug Steenberger, Roger Davis, Carter Russell, and Doug Chatman.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made at

Published in The Leaf Chronicle from Dec. 23 to Dec. 26, 2018 - also Published in from Dec. 23 forward.

Frank served as President and wife Mary as Secretary/Treasurer of Tennessee Checker Association and Southern States Checker Association for many years.  They sponsored both the TN State and the Southern Tournaments in Lebanon, TN.  

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