1936 Linnie 2021

Linnie Lee Davis

November 15, 1936 — December 14, 2021

Linnie Lee (Hammer) Davis entered peacefully into her eternal reward on December 14, 2021 at the age of 85. Linnie was born in Edinburg, Texas on November 15, 1936 to Eldon Web and Leona Jane (Williams) Hammer. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Jon Artlon Davis, formerly of Chugiak, Alaska but now residing in Maryville, Tennessee, and her four children: Laura Lynn Rud (Brad) of Chugiak, Alaska; Eldon Keith Davis (Kathryn) of Maryville, Tennessee; Leona Jane Leckie (Johnny) of Aurora, Colorado; James Allen Davis (Kellie) of Palmer, Alaska; and by dozens of grand and great grandchildren who loved her dearly. Her surviving siblings are Polly Stretcher, Joyce Kinsey, Rosemary Mckee, and Ronnie Hammer. After graduating high school in Nashoba, Oklahoma, Linnie moved to Anchorage, Alaska where she married Jon Davis in 1960 and raised her children. She was always known for her hard work, intelligence, quick wit, and extraordinary generosity. She loved Jesus and her life pointed others to him, served by using her gifts by playing piano and teaching. Regularly she had a roast cooking on Sunday morning so that any visitors at church could be invited over to have lunch with the family. Though she didn't possess much in the way of material wealth, especially in her early years, she was a selfless giver, sacrificing her wants and needs for the sake of others and never expecting anything in return. She loved her family and was overjoyed to be caught up in the noise and bustle when her children, their spouses, and children gathered together. After Linnie retired from civil service for the Air Force, she and Jon moved to Honobia, Oklahoma in 1999, principally to care for Linnie's aging mother before moving to Maryville, Tennessee in 2015. Those who had the fortune of playing dominoes with her knows she was a fierce competitor right up to the end. She was deeply loved and will be missed by so many. The family will gather for a graveside service and entombment at Grandview Mausoleum, Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 1pm. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Linnie Lee Davis please visit our Sympathy Store.
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