February 16, 1982 - August 8, 2019
Services for Tripp Davis will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home.
Mr. Davis, 37, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 16, 1982, in Greenwood and was a graduate of Carroll Academy and Holmes Community College. SFC Tripp Davis enlisted in the United States Army in 2002. He attended basic training and AIT at Fort Benning, Georgia. After graduation he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Tripp completed three combat tours, the first being in Iraq with 2/187th Infantry Regiment from 2002 to 2003. His second tour was also in Iraq with the 2/506th Infantry Regiment from 2005 to 2006. His last combat tour was to Afghanistan with the 2/502nd Infantry Regiment from 2010 to 2011.
His other accomplishments include assignments as a drill and Ranger instructor at Fort Benning. He was a graduate of Ranger, Airborne, Air Assault, and Pathfinder schools. He was awarded the Combat Infantry and Expert Infantry Badges, the National Defense Service Ribbon and many others.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lou Davis; his paternal grandfather, Paul Davis Sr.; his maternal grandmother, Lora Rayman; and his maternal grandfather, Luther Rayman.
He is survived by his son, Luke Davis, daughter Presley Davis and their mother, Shea Davis, all of Carrollton; father Paul (Gayle) Davis Jr. of Carrollton; brother Josh (Meghan) Davis of Carrollton; other siblings Kris Kyle of Brandon, Leslie (Chris) Warren of Crystal Springs and Katie (Jacob) Veenstra of Brandon; and paternal grandmother Ms. Paul Davis Sr. of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Ed McDaniel will officiate the services. Pallbearers will be Mason Barnes, Joel Brubaker, Kevin Butler, James Gibson, Brandon Huntzinger and John Keating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project. An online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonandknight.com.