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Jack H. Davis

A funeral service for Jack H. Davis of Thornville was held October 30, 2012, at the Criss- Schoedinger Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Beyer officiating. Interment followed in Fairmount Cemetery.

Jack was born in Jacksontown, on September 3, 1941, to the late Willard H. and Dorothy (King) Davis. He died peacefully October 24, 2012, in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the comfort of his family by his side. He was 71.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Susan Davis; and brothersin law,, Paul (Butch) Jones and Thomas Gilligan.

Jack is survived by his wife, Katherine, whom he married on November 25, 1978; daughters, Kelli (Matthew) Bachman and Kerry (Jarrod) Arnholt; son, Matthew (Jennifer) Davis; grandchildren, Harrison Jack and Kylah May Arnholt; siblings, Theresa Gilligan, Ed (Sherry) Davis, Carole (Dick) Campbell, Bonnie Davis, Pamela Hall and Mary (Wayne) Doyle; numerous other family members, including nieces, nephews, cousins; and his pet dog, Ivan.

Jack was a graduate of the Lakewood High School, Class of ‘60, and was a member of the State Championship basketball team. He served his country in the US Army, and was a lifelong resident of Licking County. He worked for Houston Heating and Plumbing for over 20 years. He was a member of the Jacksontown UM Church, a trustee of the Fairmount Cemetery, and treasurer of the Lakewood Alumni Association. He loved to hunt, collect Native American art, and attend antique auctions. He was collector and admirer of classic Chevrolets with a ‘62 Chevy convertible. Jack enjyed making Tiffany lamps, working in his vineyard and making wine.

Jack had a loving, warm personality that he used to charm everyone that he came in contact with. He loved to entertain friends and family in the most amusing ways. Family was very important to him and he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed by all.

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