Karin Davis


Karin Marie Davis was born Sept. 14, 1966, on Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. She went to be with Jesus on Aug. 2, 2019, in Asheville, N.C.

Karin is survived by Rev. Adrian Davis, her husband of 32 years; her son, Rev. Aaron Davis and wife Ashley of San Antonio, Texas; her daughter Makayla of Sylva; two grandchildren Jack Watson Davis and Charity Joy Davis; her parents, Rev. Harry Bush and wife Marie; brother, Rev. Tom Bush and wife Kaye; brother, Steve Bush; brother, Michael Bush; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Karin was raised in Niceville, Fla. During her girlhood, some of Karin’s favorite pastimes were fishing with her Grandaddy, Jackson Myers, and gardening with her Grandma, Ruth Myers.

When Karin was 19, she met Adrian, her lifelong sweetheart, and married him after just seven short months. Shortly after marrying Adrian, Karin began her career in medical billing which she would continue her whole life. Karin’s greatest joy in life was her family. She was an adoring mother to Aaron, best of friends with Makayla, a doting grandma to Jack and Joy, and a travel partner and loyal friend to Adrian.

During their nearly 30 years of ministry together, Adrian and Karin Davis were pastors of four different congregations in three different states. Karin’s passions in ministry were teaching Sunday school, skillfully playing piano, and singing wholeheartedly in worship to her Savior.

Despite facing several serious health challenges during the last 10 years of her life, Karin was an exemplary wife, mother, friend, first lady and employee. She faced these difficulties with grace and fortitude. While her smile, encouragement, and daily presence will be missed, Karin’s influence on her family, her church, and her world will continue on in the lives she impacted.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Rev. Ron Liles officiating.

The family received friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.