COLLINSVILLE- On Thursday, August 11, friends and family gathered on County Road 51 in Collinsville, as a bridge was dedicated to T.K.Davis a bridge he was instrumental in the construction of.
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 a church service and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and was baptized in the South China Sea.
Mr. Davis was a deacon at First Baptist Church Crossville.
In 1958, Davis 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 and was instrumental in the construction of the bridge on County Road 51. At one time, the bridge was the longest 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.