June Lintz Davis, 86, of Dandridge, widow of the late Tommy J. Davis, passed away Friday at 9:15 a.m. at Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was a 1950 graduate of St. James High School and a registered nurse who graduated from Fort Sanders Nursing School in 1953 and retired from Takoma Regional Hospital 1995.
June or “Granny” as she affectionately wanted to be called ever since she became a grandmother, loved living on Douglas Lake with her dog, Misty. She loved canning, especially jams, jellies and pickles, and loved watching old Westerns.
She took great pride and joy in watching her great grandson play basketball and her great-granddaughter compete in cheer competitions and play softball. Her most recent joy was watching the personality of her youngest great-granddaughter, Mia, come to life.
June enjoyed a very healthy and good life free from any serious illness until her hospitalization on June 29 when cancer was diagnosed, and the disease took her quickly.
She is survived by her daughter: Devinda D. Winter and special son-in-law Phillip C. Winter, both of Greeneville; one son: Tommy J. Davis II and special friend Darlene Cardott, both of Cameron, North Carolina; three grandchildren: Tommy J. Davis III, of Greenville, North Carolina, Dana R. Nidiffer, of Bristol, and Erich Z. Winter, of Greeneville; three great-grandchildren: Zane M. Winter and Mia S. Winter, of Greeneville, and Autumn H. Nidiffer, of Bristol; and two sisters-in-law: JoAnne Lintz, of Greeneville, and Maria Lintz, of Centerville, Georgia.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Tommy J. Davis; her parents: William J. and Glenna R. Lintz; and two brothers: Charles L. Lintz and Willis J. Lintz.
A celebration of life service will be at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The celebration will continue at Salem Lutheran Church immediately following the service.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kiserrosehillfuneralhome.com.