Reva Presson Davis

Reva Presson Davis, age 90, of New Market, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at 10:20 A.M. in Hodges Cottage at Jefferson Park at Dandridge. Reva was a retired teacher, having shaped the lives of many students and forming many life time friendships in Oak Ridge, Morgan County and Jefferson County School Systems. Born in Camden, TN to parents Herman Winifred Presson and Flora Frances Hargis Presson, Reva was one of ten children, each one of whom received a college degree. At Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Reva worked on developing the Atomic Bomb in the Manhattan Project as she attended the University of Tennessee. Reva married the love of her life in 1956. John “Tex” Davis who was a member of the 1951 University of Tennessee National Football Championship team and a retired teacher and coach. They had 45 wonderful years of marriage before John died on November 12, 2001. Also preceding her in death are her parents; middle son, Stanley; sisters, Mildred Arnold Harrison, Kathryn Mock, Evelyn Casper; and brothers, Arthur Presson and Herman Presson Jr. Reva is survived by her sons, John Steven Davis and Stuart Davis; sisters, Leila (Don) Hopkins, Cynthia Hewgley and Carol Page; brother, Alan Dean (Julia) Presson; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Jefferson Park at Dandridge, Hodges Cottage and Hospice for the love and care they gave dear Reva. A private memorial will be held in Camden, TN. Fielden Funeral Home, New Market is in charge of arrangements.

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