ALBANY -- Larry Michael Davis, 55, of Albany died Saturday, January 21, 2012. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Gillionville Baptist Church. Concluding service and interment will follow at Park Hill Cemetery Mausoleum in Columbus, Georgia at 3 p.m. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern. Rev. Tony Haefs and Rev. Giles Lovejoy will officiate.

A native of Columbus, Georgia, Mr. Davis graduated from Baker High School in 1974 and graduated from Columbus State University (formerly Columbus College) with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation he moved to Albany in 1979 where he began his employment with the Albany Police Department. He served in various capacities as a patrol officer, Detective, SWAT team member/leader, as well as in Planning and Training. He was a Police Academy Instructor from 1987 - 1989 teaching firearms and officer survival. In 1991 he became a Dougherty County Deputy Sheriff / investigator with Water, Gas and Light where he was presently employed having worked a total of 32 years in law enforcement. He was a member of Gillionville Baptist Church and a former member of Sherwood Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Patti Williams Davis of Albany, a daughter, Shannon Virginia Burch and her husband Matthew of Baker County, a son Brett Michael Davis of Albany, a daughter Kendyl Ellen Davis of Albany, and one grandchild, Shelbie Virginia Burch of Baker County. Mr. Davis was predeceased by his parents, Louie David Davis and Winifred Inez Corbett Davis a brother, Earl David Davis, and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Paye Davis.

In honor of Larry Michael Davis, memorials may be made to: Gideon's International, Post Office Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 www.gideons.org, Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort, Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, Florida 32256 www.woundedwariorsproject.org, or Special Olympics Georgia, 4000 Dekalb Technology Pkwy, Suite 400, Bldg. 400, Atlanta, Georgia 30340 www.specialolympicsga.org

You may sign the guestbook and share your thoughts with the Davis family by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

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