A Bells, Tenn. man has died as a result of injuries sustained in a July 6 accident in McNairy County.

Curtis Davis, 57, passed away on July 13 at Region One in Memphis.

Davis was driving a 1997 International truck hauling logs on Highway 45 near the McNairy County Justice Complex when he lost control of the vehicle, crashing into a guardrail and a John Deere Zero-Turn lawnmower operated by Billy O’Connor of Corinth.

Connor, 49, died at the scene.

Davis’ brother, Clint, remembers him as a good friend.

“If he was a friend to you, you never had one better,” he said. “He would quit a paying job to help someone else and he’s done that more than once.”

Davis’ mother, Joyce Ward, remembered his generous spirit.

“He never had much,” she said. “But if he had a dollar and you needed it, he would give it to you. He would give you the shirt off his back.”

Davis’ sister, Denise Davis-Miller, agreed.

“I remember when he didn’t have much, he was worried about some neighbor’s kids not having enough for Christmas,” she said.

Davis-Miller said her brother never knew the accident was fatal.

“He never knew he hurt anyone,” she said. “We didn’t want to tell him while he was recovering.”

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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