John Lee Davis Sr., 84, departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. He was born on May 6, 1938, in Lake Village, Arkansas, to the late Clarence and Helen (Nee Humphrey) Davis.
He was married on May 11, 1964, to the love of his life, Edna (Jackson) Davis in Little Rock, Arkansas.
John (Mr. Davis) worked for the Federal Reserve Bank for 21 years before moving to Akron, Ohio.
John accepted Christ early in life. While in Little Rock, Arkansas he was an active member of the St. Andrew A.M.E. Church, serving on the Adult Choir and usher board. When John relocated to Akron, Ohio he became a faithful member of the Tower of Prayer Church of God and Christ, serving as usher and singing in the church choir. John enjoyed life! Fellowshipping with his church family and friends.
John was “Mr. Wonderful”! He was a cheerful and loving person. He loved to dance, play cards, make jokes and socialize. He was a long-time resident in the “Summit Lake Community”. (A pillar of the community). He was a member of the “Just Kickin’ It Club”. John was a loving and caring husband, dad and grandfather. Everyone he met, he put a smile on their face and made them laugh. “Unforgettable” the man with a heart as big as a giant!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Helen (nee Humphrey) Davis; siblings, twin Ruth Laura Smith, Annie, Clarence (Ruby) Nebraska, Ira and Willie (Beatrice)Davis.
He leaves to cherish his memories wife, Edna (Jackson) Davis; daughters, Linda Alexander (Arkansas), Cynthia Jackson (Little Rock, Arkansas) and Helen Davis; sons, John Davis Jr, Johnny (Priscilla) Davis (Little Rock, Arkansas) and Timothy Davis; siblings, Mable Armstrong and James (Bessie) Davis; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; honorary sons and daughters and a host of other relatives including nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain for the formal things have passed away”