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Kenneth Darnell Davis, Sr.

July 17, 1959 - June 29, 2021

 Kenneth Davis Sr. (Kenny) was born on 17 July, 1959 in Baltimore, MD. He transitioned 29 June, 2021.

Kenny enlisted into the US Army at an early age and left Baltimore for Basic Training at 17 years old in 1977. From there he was able to travel the world and build a foundation for his and his family’s life. He served in the Army fulfilling many roles, but he found his niche as an Attack Helicopter technician specializing on the aircraft power plant for the Apache airframe. He directly contributed to US support during the Nicaraguan conflict, served in the Gulf War, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After a proud 20 years of service, Kenny retired from the Army as a highly decorated veteran earning distinctions such as the NATO, Kuwait Liberation, Southwest Asia Service with three bronze service stars, numerous Army Commendation, Army Achievement and the National Defense Service Medals as well as his Parachute Badge.

After retiring from the military, Kenny wasn’t done serving for his country and family. He proceeded working as a contractor in the Middle East providing support to

Joint Forces for an additional 7 years. He returned home and continued traveling the world with Muhlbauer having the opportunity to travel to Ghana, Uganda, Mexico, Canada, and Germany.

Kenny’s favorite and cherished things amongst many were watching his Baltimore Ravens, his friends, cars, and throwing down a good BBQ!  He was thrilled by playing the boogey man with his children when they were little and then with his grandchildren.  He loved his wife’s fried chicken and was passionate about his parents’ well-being.  Mostly and above all, he loved to provide for his Family.

He is survived by his parents, James Sr and Iris; wife, Heike; three daughters Kim, Kisha, and Jamila (Ebony); two sons, Kenneth Jr. and Duane; and five grandchildren Tony, Kamden, Tyanna, Ty’Jade, and Karsten.  He is also survived by his siblings Carolyn, Robert (Sandra), Clifford (Yong Yon), Kevin, Denise (Herman), Kurt, Janice, James Jr;

Aunts, Sarah and Christine Barney; in-laws and family in Germany, nephews, nieces, cousins, and other family and friends. Kenny was loved by all who was blessed to know him.

A Wake will be on Saturday, July 10th from 10:30AM to 11:00AM, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11:00AM, at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA.

Donations in Kenny’s honor may be made to the Virginia Veteran Services Foundation:

https://virginiaveteransservicesfoundation.org/donation/donation/

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021

Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel

12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608


Service Information

Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel

12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608


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