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John Thomas "Jack" Davis, II
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Birth: Sep. 6, 1909
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1968
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA

Info per death cert. & obit in Waco News-Tribune
John Thomas Davis II of 2005 Austin Ave., founder, chairman of the board and long-time president of Davis Iron Works at 630 N. Valley Mills Dr., died Wednesday at his home. He was 59
Funeral services were conducted at St. Paul's Episcopal Church where he was a member. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Davis founded Davis Iron Works in 1947 and built it into a major steel supplier in 37 states. He was president of the company until last week when Joe Williams was elected president and Mr. Davis took the newly-created post of chairman of the board of directors. He was the major stockholder in the company.
He first began to work with iron when an aunt, Mrs. Edward Temple of 1415 Washington, told him she needed a railing for her porch. "I'll make you one", he said, and proceeded to do so in the back of the Brazos Valley Cotton Oil Mill, where his entire operation began. The railing is still standing.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, in India.
Mr. Davis was born in Waco and attended Waco schools and graduated from Culver Military Academy. He attended the University of Texas.
He was a member of the Port Bay Club of Rockport.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Lee Davis Kennedy; 3 sons, John Gilbert Davis, John Thomas Davis III, & Maj. William Bauer; a brother William Prather Davis.` 
 
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 Parents:
  James Lee Davis (1879 - 1939)
  Francis Kirkpatrick Prather Davis (____ - 1955)
 
 Spouse:
  Daisy Gilbert Davis (1912 - 1964)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Thomas Davis (1909 - 1968)
  William Prather Davis (1914 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 7, Lot 84
 
Created by: History Hunter
Record added: Nov 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101419287
John Thomas Jack Davis, II
Added by: History Hunter
 
John Thomas Jack Davis, II
Added by: Shelia Ivy Eyers
 
 
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