SHELDON-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar for Jack Alvin Davis, 83, Sheldon, who died Monday morning, Sept. 2, 2013, at his home. Burial, with full military honors, will be in Iantha Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Barton County Senior Citizens Center, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.danielfuneralhome.net.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Davis, of the home; two sons, James Altop, Hobbs, N.M. and Mike Davis and wife Melody, Nevada; three daughters, Linda Burns and husband Bob, Sheldon, Diana Risner and husband Paul, Jasper, Ohio and Hazel Young and husband Jim, Lamar; a brother, Tom Davis, Iantha; four sisters, Betty Sweazey, Arcadia, Martha Timmerman and husband Gene, Lamar, Connie Fast, Gulf Port, Miss. and Debbie Smiley and husband Jamie, Iola, Okla.; 16 grandchildren, Jason Altop, Jennifer Altop, Lorie Ann Washington, Stephen Jones, Rachel Hart, Heather McCrery, Kristan Burns, Chris Nichols, Josh Davis, Zachary Davis, Breanna Williams, Kyle Riley, Alicia Weber, Abbey Williams, Melissa Colon and James Young; 21 great-grandchildren and a large extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Sarah Davis; a daughter, Barbara Joann Chambers; a sister, Sarah Yokely and a great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Nichols.
Mr. Davis was born Feb. 13, 1930, at Liberal, to Alvin and Hazel (Kellogg) Davis. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1947, serving for five years aboard the USS Boxer during the Korean War. After getting married he and his wife made their home and reared their family in the Iantha area of Barton County. In addition to farming, he had worked at Lawn Boy and O’Sullivan Industries in Lamar before beginning a 19 year career at 3M Manufacturing in Nevada, retiring as a production supervisor in 1990.
He was an avid outdoorsman and a talented and generous woodworker. He was an active member and elder of Community of Christ Church.
He married Barbara Ann Green on Aug. 16, 1952, at Bentonville, Ark.