|Birth: ||Jul. 3, 1934|
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 2009|
White Pine County
James Davis, 75 passed away August 11, 2009 at the William B. Ryrie Hospital in Ely, Nevada of Cancer. Jim was born July 3, 1934 in Eldorado, Illinois to Joe and Leona (Smith) Davis. He was the sixth child in a family of seven. He had six brothers and one sister.
Jim quit school his Sophomore year of High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force. He had a rank of Airman Third Class. After being discharged he married Nancy Funkhouser on October 2, 1954 in Mt Vernon, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife Nancy, and his three children, Nancy Jean, Rhonda Lynn and Mark Joseph, five Grandchildren, ten Great Grandchildren, three brothers, Glen Davis, Nick Davis and Jack Davis of Illinois and one sister Calleen Briner of Henderson, Nevada. He was preceded in death by his parents and three older brothers.
Jim worked at the Nevada Test Site for twenty five years, where he started as a carpenter was promoted to Foreman and eventually became General Foreman over Area Three.
He and Nancy purchased property in White Pine County in 1987 and have been residents since then. Their children soon joined them and became residents.
Jim retired at the age of sixty two but soon became bored with retirement and went to work at Foreland Refinery until January of this year.
Jim enjoyed his family and his friends. He loved hunting, fishing and all sports and always looked forward to Football Season and the NFL on T. V.. He loved horses and Rodeos and he participated in all these sports as a young man.
A Memorial service will be held at Mountain Vista Chapel on Saturday, August 22 at Ten a.m. Pastor Cyle Jones of the First Baptist Church will be officiating. After the service a Pot Luck Dinner is planned at the Ely Elks Lodge where his family and friends will celebrate his life!
God saw you getting tired ,
when a cure was not to be,
So he wrapped his arms around you,
And whispered "COME TO ME."
He saw the pain that you went through
and so he gave you rest.
God had a special place for you
He only takes the best.
So when I saw you sleeping
so peaceful , free from pain.
I couldn't wish you back with me
to suffer that again.
s/o Joe and Leone Smith Davis
Joe Davis (1895 - 1971)
Veda Leona Smith Davis (1904 - 1986)
William J. Davis (1918 - 1989)**
Paul Junior Davis (1921 - 1996)*
Glendall Lee Davis (1925 - 2013)*
Eugene Davis (1925 - 2004)*
James Davis (1934 - 2009)
Veterans Memorial Plaque
James Davis 1934-2009
Note: Jim was cremated
Ely City Cemetery
White Pine County
Created by: Nancy Davis
Record added: Aug 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75068808
The time and the space of a million tomorrows , can never contain all the pain and the sorrow of losing you. I love you.|
Added: Aug. 18, 2011