Marvin “Fat Boy” Davis

July 7, 1947 ~ September 23, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Marvin Davis Obituary

“Peace I leave you; my peace I give to you.”-John 14:27. 

Marvin Davis was born on July 7, 1947 to the late Gustina Davis Pettus and the late James Payton, Sr.  He was preceded in death by his three siblings:  Willie Etta Norsworthy, Obie Davis, and Frankie McDonald.  He joined Mt. Carmel Methodist Church at an early age. He attended Riverview High School, where he graduated with the Class of 1965.  Marvin attended Prentiss Junior College, and then graduated from Harris Junior College with a degree in Broadcasting and Radio. In addition to the other two colleges he attended, he also obtained a degree in Law Enforcement at Jones County Junior College. 

Marvin joined the United States Army in 1970 as a chef. Nevertheless, he was active in the Vietnam Conflict. He served two years with the Army and later three years with the Reserve.  The sacrifices he made for his country are and will forever be appreciated. Mr. Davis worked at Wells Lamont for almost thirty years.  He brought happiness, helped families and friends come together as one and gave people all the enjoyment that life could offer by working as a DJ for 50 years. 

Marvin was a baseball umpire for many years at Hogsn Park.  He was a part of the Braves baseball team, where he was a pitcher and left fielder for many years.  He also coached a softball team as well. Playing spades, shooting pool, and fishing were his most esteemed hobbies. 

Mr. Davis will lovingly be remembered by four daughters:  Makeshia Coleman of Waynesboro, MS, Dadohine Smith of Houston, TX, LaQuesa Nickelson of Huntsville, AL, and Britta Howard of Waynesboro, MS; two sisters:  Margaret “Twin” Davis and Christine (Chuck) Pettus, both of Waynesboro, MS; five brothers:  Ronnie (late Kathy) Pettus of Marietta, GA, Joe (Virgene) Davis, John (Zattis) Davis, Randy (Amy) Pettus, and James (Cassandra) Payton, all of Waynesboro, MS; eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 

Mr. Marvin’s family and friends will embrace the many memories they have created together.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 3:00 PM at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Greg Brown as the officiant. Interment will follow at Waynesboro Cemetery. 

There will be a viewing period Friday, September 29, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Turner Funeral Home. 

The family requests in lieu of flowers, please send donations in Mr. Davis’ name to The Department of Veterans Affairs, 150 East Woodrow Wilson Ave., Jackson MS 39216. 

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September 29, 2023

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Turner Funeral Home
402 South Spring Street
Waynesboro, MS 39367

Funeral Service
September 30, 2023

3:00 PM
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church (Waynesboro)


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