Bridge Dedicated in Honor of T.K. Davis

Bridge Dedicated in Honor of T.K. Davis

Marla Jones, Managing Editor

COLLINSVILLE, ALA.-- (Full Video on Southern Torch Facebook) On Thursday, August 11, friends and family gathered on County Road 51 in Collinsville, as a bridge was dedicated in the honor of T. K. Davis.  

T.K. Davis was a longtime resident of Crossville, graduating from Crossville High School. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force, including 27 months in the Philippines. While serving there, he attended church service and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and was baptized in the South China Sea. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church Crossville.  In 1958, he was elected to the DeKalb County Commission and served two terms, in what was at the time, District 1. Mr. Davis was a land surveyor for over forty years.

Mr. Davis was instrumental in the construction of a bridge on County Road 51.  At one time, the bridge was the longest bridge in Northeast Alabama, spanning over 300 feet. 

On December 22, 2018, at the age of 88, Mr. Davis passed away. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, June Barksdale Davis, and their four children: Jane Jordan, Joe Davis,  Jerry Davis; Jay Davis Dunn, and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Commission President Ricky Harcrow, along with Commissioners Terry Harris and Lester Black dedicated the bridge in honor of Mr. Davis for his service to the citizens of DeKalb County.

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