On January 10, 2021, Kenneth Paul Davis, 83, was called to his eternal home by the Lord. Born in South Norfolk, VA, Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Edith White Davis Myers and Clement Paul Davis. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 63 years, Peggy Rawls Davis. He is also survived by his children, Debra Davis Pettitt (Michael), Kenneth Paul Davis, Jr. (Rhonda), Dacia Davis Borton (Jason), Dyan Davis Marshall (Jason), Jacqueline Lynnette Joiner, and Miriam Denise Joiner. He was blessed to be “G-Daddy” to his grandchildren, Paul McGowan, Jr. and Taylor Pettitt; Tara and Alex Davis (Katie); Ashley Joiner Downs (Andy); Nathan, Gabriel, Joshua, Mikayla, and Makenzi Borton; and Jordyn, Emylie, Kray and Brayden Marshall; and to his great grandchildren, Aubrey and Amelia Davis, and Braxton and Emersyn Downs. Kenny is also survived by his brother, Edward Ray Davis, and sisters, Edith Fay Davis Patton and Sheila Carter.
Kenny, affectionately known as K.P. by friends and co-workers, was a hard-working man who supported his family with his own business, Davis Mechanical Corporation, as a plumber, and as a pipefitter at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He faithfully served the Lord as a member of South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church in various ministries through the years as a Deacon and trustee; a member of the Official Board and the Chancel/Joy choir; and the nominating, budget, Education Wing Building, and mission committees. He was also an AWANA leader and Senior High Sunday school teacher. Kenny made good use of his skills in maintenance serving in the Church’s handy helpers’ ministry (a ministry that provided maintenance to individuals in need) and as the resident plumber for the Church and for Cornerstone Christian school.
Kenny enjoyed spending his time with his family sharing his knowledge, great sense of humor, and talents as a skilled woodworker and photographer. For many years, he was a member of the Church’s softball team and the Church’s unofficial photographer. His love of singing led him to form the New Life Quartet with his brother, sister-in-law and a dear church friend. They shared their talents for the Lord performing in other local churches and nursing homes.
A service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2021, at South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church (SNCCC), 1030 Jackson Ave., Chesapeake, VA 23324. In lieu of flowers the family would be honored by donations made to Ethnos 360: Cross Cultural Missions (https://ethnos360.org/give). Graham Funeral Home, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake will be caring for arrangements please visit www.grahamfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence to the family.