Edward Odell Davis, 87, of Clifty, Ark., was called home to heaven on Dec. 30, 2022. 

He was born Jan. 12, 1935, in Williamson County, Texas, to Ellen Louise Millegan and James Randolph Davis.

He married the love and joy of his life, Norma Mobley, on July 9, 1954, and they had four children: Carol, Craig, Gaylon and Kane.

Odell and Norma moved their young family to Madison County in 1967, and they immersed themselves into their new community. Odell never met a stranger, and always stood ready to assist neighbors and the community in any way possible.

First and foremost, Odell was a born-again child of God, and served as pastor for many years at Spring Valley Baptist Church. He loved to tell everyone about the love and mercy of the Lord Jesus. Odell taught his children by example and lived out his faith by selflessly serving his neighbors and the community.

When Huntsville lost its hospital and medical clinic, Odell recognized the great void this left for the entire county. He founded and incorporated the Madison County Medical Group, tirelessly recruiting physicians, medical service and equipment companies and board members from surrounding areas to establish a full-service clinic, which continues to grow with and serve Huntsville and the county.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years; his parents; brother, JR Davis; sister-in-law, Modena Mobley; and son-in-law, Michael Sonnier.

He is survived by his children, Carol Sonnier of Rogers, Craig and Louise Davis of Springdale, Gaylon and  Tammy Davis of Hindsville, and Kane Davis of Clifty; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one niece; one nephew; brother-in-law Gary Mobley of Cedar Park, Texas; many cousins; countless friends; and a grateful community. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 7, at Westfield Chapel in Springdale.