November 24, 1943 ~ October 8, 2020

Born in: Glasgow, Kentucky
Resided in: Glasgow, Kentucky

Walter Winn Davis, 76, passed away at his home on 10-8-20. Mr. Davis was born on 11-24-43 in Glasgow, Kentucky, the son of Winn Davis and Elsie Green Davis. He was educated in the Glasgow City Schools, graduating from Glasgow High School in 1961. Mr. Davis received his B.A. degree in Economics and Business Administration in 1965 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1968, both from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He practiced law in Glasgow, Kentucky from 1968 to 2014, and was a member of the Barren County (President 1977-1978) and Kentucky Bar Associations. He served as Glasgow Police Judge from 1976 to 1978. He was a member of the Christian Legal Society and the Commercial Law League. He practiced law with the firms of Travis, Ropp & Davis; Davis & Wheeler; Davis & Nance; and Davis & Critz.
Mr. Davis was a director of Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Glasgow, Kentucky, from 1968 through 1990 (Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors 1977-1990). Mr. Davis was on the Advisory Board of Trans Financial Bank, N.A., and U.S. Bank relative to its Glasgow region activities from 1990 to 2007.
Mr. Davis has been involved in numerous civic activities, including being a member of the Glasgow Rotary Club and a member of the Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Board of Directors of T.J. Samson Community Hospital from 1972 through 2009 and a consultant to the Board until 2017; a member of the Board of Directors of the Glasgow-Barren County Jr. Achievement (President 1981-1983); a member of the Board of Directors and an officer of the Glasgow-Barren County Jaycees; a member of the Board of the Glasgow Aquatic Club (President 1984-1985); a member of the Board of Directors of Glasgow Christian Academy (1992-2000 and 2005-2014, Chairman, 2007-2009); and a member of the Board of Directors of the Barren County Family YMCA. Mr. Davis was a founding member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Glasgow, Kentucky. He has served as a deacon and adult Bible teacher in various churches. He served on Committees for the Kentucky and Southern Baptist Conventions and as moderator for Liberty Baptist Association (1993-1995). He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Barren River Animal Welfare Association and a lifelong dog lover, survived by his own dog Odie and several grand dogs.
Mr. Davis resided on West Washington Street in Glasgow in his family home, with his wife, Kaye Sewell Davis. He and his wife Edwina Case Davis (born 6-13-44: died 11-2-01) are the parents of four children: Walter Winn Davis, Jr., operating engineer, married to Lynne Volsen Davis, children Kailley and Molly (Adrian, Michigan); John Case Davis, President of Beaver Creek Hydrology, married to Cynthia Kito, children Maya and Zoe (Lexington, Kentucky); Elaine Davis Bernius, professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, married to Brian Bernius, children Todd, Asher, Ruth, and Lydia (Marion, Indiana); and Charles “Chuck” Davis, water resources engineer, married to Beatriz Rodolpho (Lexington, Kentucky). Other close family members include Nathan Sewell (born 2-9-74: died 10-27-17), Stacie Sewell, and LeeAnna Sewell Delbridge (married to Elias Delbridge).

A Private Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 13th at the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. A public Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. At Walter’s request, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite charity.

The funeral home requests that face masks be worn at all times and for everyone to practice social distancing.

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  1. My emotions today are touched with sadness and joy. Sadness that my friend and brother in Christ — Walter Winn Davis has passed. Joy, because he is freed from his bodily suffering and rejoicing in the immediate presence of our Savior Christ Jesus.

    The last 11 years – Walter has served as a friend, mentor, counselor and brother in Christ to me. My life (and my families) has been enriched because I (we) had the joy of knowing and serving with him.

    If you knew Walter personally, you know that he was “perfectly imperfect”. But from an earthly perspective he carried many very admirable traits.

    Michele and I are praying for Mrs. Kaye as she walks this path of loss and grief. She is more aware of grief than anyone should have to experience, but she is held in the loving hands of Christ.

    He will be missed, but not forgotten.

    I will see you again Walter — and we together will enjoy the great ‘Christian Education’ only eternity can offer.—

  2. Doug and Pam poynter
    Truly saddened by your loss but rejoicing that your life is a testament to your Savior
    You were a great friend and a true man of God who lived your faith out every single day

  3. We were blessed to have been in Life Group at Immanuel with Walter Winn & Kaye. He was an excellent teacher and very educated in the Bible. His kindness to us was appreciated. We will miss him very much.

  4. Walter was a class act!!
    When my wife got sick Edwina came to sit and read scripture while she have her first chemo treatment. When my wife passed away Walter was so helpful with everything and came by to just check on us. He was a wonderful, godly man. I will miss our visits.
    Prayers for his family.

  5. To all,

    Walter was a treasure. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Ron, Laura Lee (f/k/a Critz), and Ricky Hansen

  6. Godspeed Walter Winn, and my deepest condolences to the entire family.
    Walter seemed larger than life when I met him as a young girl in the early 80’s. He was the father to one of my lifelong best friends, Case, and quite unlike anything I had ever seen before. Always passionate about his relationship with God, and tireless in that he wanted to make sure everyone around him also had opportunity to serve and love God as he did. I will forever be grateful to he, Edwina and eventually Kaye for the love they poured in to their beautiful family, shaping some of the finest humans I’ve ever known.
    Our deepest sympathies,
    Beshka Moore and Leigh Lessenberry

  7. Kaye and family,
    Our prayers and love are with each one of you in this time of great sorrow for you. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and hold you close to Him and give you comfort now and in the days ahead is our prayer for you.

  8. My grandmother/Walter Winn’s aunt, Marion Davis Watkins and Walter Winn’s father, Winn Davis were brother and sister. Accordingly Walter Winn and I figured that we were probably second cousins… I spent a lot of time in Glasgow as a young boy with Walter Winn and his side of the family – they were great people and I loved them. Walter and I along with another cousin of ours, Ed Watkins spent a lot of time with each other doing the things that all young mischievous boys do – and we had fun!

    Walter’s obituary will illustrate the kind of man he grew into, and I can only say that I was blessed to be a small part of his family and wish that we had stayed closer over the years…

    Kaye, may the time it takes to heal all wounds pass as quickly as possible for you and yours, so each of you can truly celebrate the time that each of you had with Walter Winn because of the wonderful legacy that you, Edwina, and Walter Winn left behind for all to cherish and build upon in your continuing growth in Christ.

    Next time I come to Glasgow, I hope to meet you (last time I talked with Walter Winn about two years ago, he made it plain that you were worth it and a true blessing to him!!) He loved you very much.

    So long for now old friend – we’ll see eachother again in a wonderful place free from all pain and infirmity…

    I am Lutheran so I will simply ask God to bless you and keep you, to make his face shine down upon you, and to give you peace, now and forevermore.

  9. Sorry about Walter Winn , know him for years , sure will miss you & him walking your dog by the house. You & family are in our prayers

  10. Kay, sorry about Walter, sure will be missed, will miss you & he walking your dog. Prayers for you & family.

  11. So sorry Kaye and family for ur loss Prayers my heart goes out to u all I’ve had so many losses to ur family can’t even imagine what ur going thru peace I know that u all will see each other again and a relief that he doesn’t have to suffer any more all grr of pain mama Emogene Button thought there wasn’t a better man and Lawyer as Walter only lawyer she ever got for any thing that see needed hope u know our family always loved u and will be there for u if u ever needed anything prayers

  12. Sorry to hear about Walter Winn. I will miss talking with him in the backyard. Him on his side of the fence. But it was fun. He always commented on the improvements we did on our house.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Kaye, we are very sorry for your loss.
    Prayers from Portugal and comfort of the Holy Spirit be upon the whole family.
    Walter is now waiting for us all in heaven.

    Antonio & Maria Rodolpho

  14. So sorry for your loss. A good man and he will be missed greatly, Your family are in our prayers

  15. Peace to all and strength in the days ahead. you all have given him great love and care for years. Walter will be missed by friends and remembered. for ever. He received a great welcome in heaven.

  16. Walter was active in so many organizations like Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, YMCA, Jr. Achievement, hospital. Prayers an comfort to Kaye and family.

  17. Case and Chuck and family: I know there are never adequate words on the loss of a parent. Please know I’m thinking of you all. Love and prayers always.

  18. Dear Kaye, Winn, Case, Elaine ,Chuck and Families,
    May we extend our deepest sympathy in your loss.
    Walter Winn had a deep love for Jesus that he demonstrated daily. When we first moved to Glasgow in 1976 Walt was our Sunday School teacher at GBC. We built a lasting friendship with Walt and with all of you. Many fond memories.
    Prayers for ALL of you in the days to come.
    David and Jania Johnson

  19. Thoughts and prayers are with Kay and children. Walter Winn was a man of few words, but you knew his love of God and family each time you were near him at church or community. May God keep you all in his arms these next few days and days to come. Marshall and Mary Wagoner

  20. What profound sadness to learn of Mr. Davis’ passing. My deepest condolences go out to his family at this time of great sorrow. He was such a gentleman, and his many endeavors in the Glasgow community will not be forgotten.

  21. Margie and Howard Simpson
    Our Sincere Sympathy, Love and Prayers of all of Walter Winn’s family. May you all feel the love, peace and comfort of God during this very hard time.

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