Marvin Kenneth Davis, age 77, of Madisonville, formerly of St. Louis,Missouri, entered into his eternal rest at 9:57 a.m. Friday June 11, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. Born July 23, 1943 in Wheatcroft,Ky., he was the son of the late O.D. Davis and Alma Brooks Davis. He was a faithful member of Eastview Missionary Baptist Church in Madisonville where he served as a member of the board of trustees, and helped with maintenance, construction, and lawncare. He was a retired social worker with St. Patrick's Center in St. Louis, a self-employed business owner of Associated Maintenance Service in St. Louis, a U.S. Navy Veteran who fought bravely in the Vietnam War and received the National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star, and a graduate of Hampton University (a Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in Virginia. He received an award from the city of St. Louis for his work in community service for helping individuals break the addiction of alcohol. He loved woodworking, gardening, and loved to work with his hands. He also was preceded in death by one brother Harold Davis and three sisters Gene Davis, Annette Davis, and Barbara Sue Davis. He leaves behind to cherish loving memories his son Dontonio Demarco Davis of Brooklyn,New York and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. His life will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday June 16 at Eastview Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor LaBarron F. McAdoo Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville with military honors by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard and the Pennyrile Honor Guard of Christian/Trigg counties. Visitation and wake services will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. Masks are required upon entry. Elliott Mortuary in Madisonville is in charge of his arrangements and where you can share your condolences at www.elliottmortuarycares.com.
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