Howard R. "Cotton" Davis

December 15, 1928 - October 10, 2021

Howard R. “Cotton” Davis, 92, of Philpot, passed away October 10, 2021. He was born December 15, 1928, in Drakesboro to the late Othor Randall and Lucy May Davis. Cotton served in both Korea and Vietnam with the United States Army for twenty-two years, with much of that time being an Executive Chef. He was a founding member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and enjoyed woodworking, golfing, fishing, and hunting. But above all, he loved spending time with his family and enjoyed visits from his children and grandchildren. Cotton was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Morgan; siblings, Margie Frost, Ida Long, Joyce Adams, Willowdean Rouse, Bobby Jo Russ, James Carter, and stepfather, Joseph “Job” Russ.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Davis; children, Gary (Jan) Davis and Rick (Tammy) Davis; siblings, John W. “J.W.” Davis, Roy Russ, Ernestine Boone, Josie Ruth Frakes, and Velma Carter; thirteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren and eleven great-great-grandchildren, along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral service for Mr. Davis will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday and after 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.

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