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     Jack Alvin Davis, age 83, of Sheldon, passed away Monday morning, September 2, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

     Jack was born February 13, 1930 at Liberal, Missouri, 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. 

     On August 16, 1952, at Bentonville, Arkansas, Jack married Barbara Ann (Green) and they made their home and raised their family in the Iantha area of Barton County.  In addition to farming, Jack 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.  An avid outdoorsman, Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.  He was a talented and generous woodworker, gracing his family and friends with beautiful and useful furniture.  The greatest gift he leaves is undoubtedly his legacy of love for his family, his God, and the Word.  He was an active member and elder of Community of Christ Church.

     Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Barbara, of the home; two sons, James Altop, Hobbs, New Mexico and Mike (Melody) Davis, Nevada, Missouri; three daughters, Linda (Bob) Burns, Sheldon, Diana (Paul) Risner, Jasper, Ohio, and Hazel (Jim)Young, Lamar; a brother, Tom Davis, Iantha; four sisters, Betty Sweazey, Arcadia, Missouri, Martha (Gene) Timmerman, Lamar, Connie Fast, Gulf Port, Mississippi, and Debbie (Jamie) Smiley, Iola, Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren, Jason Altop, Jennifer Altop, Lorie Ann Washington, Stephen Jones, Rachel Hart, Heather McCrery, Kristan Burns, Chris Nichols, Josh Davis, Zachary Davis, Breanne Williams, Kyle Riley, Alicia Weber, Abbey Williams, Melissa Colon, and James Young; 21 great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.  Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Sarah Davis; a daughter, Barbara Joann Chambers; a sister, Sarah Yokely; and a great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Nichols.

      Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial with full military honors will be in Iantha Cemetery.

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#5 USAnn koch 2013-09-18 09:02
I know you don't know me but I am currently sewing pillowcases for HAE to send to the USS Boxer. I read about Jack on one of ther e-mails Itook the liberty to look up his obit on line and I am so proud to be doing my small part for our military. I have two sons that served in the Navy as submariners,one actually one works for 3M in New Ulm MN. I thank God for men and women like Jack.Blessed be His Memory.
Ann Koch Gaylord,MN
#4 George and Lisa Garwood 2013-09-04 17:42
To Jack's family: Jack was my first supervisor at 3M in Nevada 41 years ago. I enjoyed Jack's stories and experiences in life that he shared with those around him. I'm grateful for Jack's witness in the church and in the community. I pray for the family that they will be joyful and thankful for the many years you had to share with him.
#3 Olathe, KSPatti Swezey Sadler 2013-09-04 13:24
I will cherish my memories of Uncle Jack. I have wonderful childhood memories visiting the family around July 4th every year. Love, Patti
#2 Oklahoma City, OKConnie Root 2013-09-04 10:46
On behalf of the Green Family in Oklahoma City we extend our condolences on the loss of Jack. We hope that the memories you hold in your heart will get you through this difficult time and the years to follow.
Dollie Green
Connie & Jim Root
#1 Lamar, MissouriRichard E. Cooper 2013-09-04 09:44
I am a distant relative, the son of Evan and Elsie Cooper of Liberal. My memories of Jack go back many decades to the time he was living with his grandparents, Tom and Effie Davis. We played together as small children when Tom and Effie lived east of Liberal on Highway 43. Plese accept my sincere condolences in your loss. I wish I had known Jack better.

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