UPDATED: Local 584 member killed in on-the-job accident in Tupelo, Miss.

Published: January 4, 2021

Last updated on January 11th, 2021

Our union lost another member late last month in an accident.

Davis

Tyrone Davis, 40, of Local 584 (Meridian, Miss.), passed away the morning of Dec. 23 in Tupelo, Miss., after an on-the-job accident.

Known as “Mr. T” by co-workers, he had been a SMART-TD member since April 2018 and had about 10 years of seniority as a conductor for Kansas City Southern Railroad.

“I trained him — he was a good guy,” Local Chairperson and Secretary & Treasurer Timothy Dallas said.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating Brother Davis’s death, which occurred after he was riding a tank car. SMART-TD union officers are involved in leading the investigation of the incident.

The fatality was the fourth on-the-job death of a member of our union in 2020.

Brother Davis leaves behind a wife and children. Dallas said that members of the local are donating money to assist Brother Davis’s survivors.

Services are scheduled 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 16, 2021, at Union Star Church Cemetery, 5378 Waverly Road, West Point, MS 39773.

An online memorial tribute wall for condolences has been established.