Retired educator, park volunteer has died

Sandra ClarkBlount, Obits

Winston Halen “Sid” Davis, 88, of Maryville, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at Asbury Place.

Mr. Davis’s 34-year career in education included 17 years as an instructor at Rule High School before his appointment in 1976 as the assistant principal at Fulton High School. In 1982, he was appointed principal of Christenberry Middle School, and in 1983, he was appointed principal of Fulton High School where he served for the next 10 years until his retirement in 1993.

After retirement, Sid devoted one day a week for the next 14 years as a volunteer at the Sugarland Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. His service was honored in 2008 by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthrone, who presented Sid with the “Secretarial Volunteer Service Award” at the Great Smoky Mountains Sustainable Tourism Summit in Knoxville.

Family and friends will assemble at 3 p.m. for graveside service and interment Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at Grandview Cemetery with the Rev. George Macht officiating. Memorial donations should be made to the Maryville First Baptist Church, 202 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801. The full obituary is here.

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