Lloyd Dale Davis – The Chattanoogan


Dr. Lloyd Dale Davis, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, died peacefully on September 9, 2022.
 
He was born in January, 1935, to the late Lois and Raymond Davis near Cairo, OH. He graduated from Lima Central High Schoo and Ohio Northern University with an AB degree in Physics and Mathematics. He then married the love of his life, Barbara in 1956.
 
He attended the University of Miami, obtaining a Masters in Mathematics. After various teaching
assignments the couple arrived at Cape Canaveral, FL where he worked as a research scientist for NASA. There he welcomed the arrival of his son, Lloyd R. He then transferred to Huntsville, AL to continue his work for NASA and expanded the family with son Franklin.
 
In 1964 he returned to his second love, teaching and studying at the University of North Carolina at
Charlotte. The family grew once again as they welcomed a daughter Laura.
 
In 1970 the family arrived in Chattanooga where he began duties at the newly created University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). He returned to his studies, obtaining his Education Doctorate
emphasizing Educational Research from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He had multiple
accomplishments while remaining at UTC. These included a Guerry Professorship, starting the
Computer Science program, Academic Computing, and the Center of Excellence for Computer
Applications. He also served for four years on the board of an international users group for Hewlett
Packard where he was able to travel extensively here and abroad. Through this period he remained true to his passion of teaching. After 44 years with the University he retired in 2014.
 
In Lloyd’s later life, his loves included his grandchildren, travels to Jekyll Island, GA, bird watching, and his fellowships at Signal Crest Methodist Church and Jekyll Island Methodist Church.
 
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara Davis, brother Don (Jane) Davis, sons Lloyd R. (Trish) Davis, Franklin Davis, daughter Laura (Brian) Thompson. He is also survived by grandsons Dr. Raleigh (Dr. Mary) and Dr. Hayden Davis, granddaughters Gailen Davis, Esq., Madison and Kelsey Thompson, great grandson Joshua Davis as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
 
A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Signal Crest United Methodist Church, 1005 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain, Tn. 37377 with Reverend Dave Graybeal and Reverend Bill Thornton officiating.
 
Visitation will be held at the Signal Crest United Methodist Church from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.
 
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to the Building Fund at Signal Crest United Methodist in Signal Mountain, Tn.
 
Arrangements are entrusted to Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423 531-3975.
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