Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Jack K. Davis

Jack K. Davis, age 87, of 365 West Main Street, Shelby, died Friday, September 13, 2002 at Med Central Shelby Hospital from complications after surgery.

Mr. Davis was born June 2, 1915 in Shelby the son of the late William and Annabelle (Farber) Davis. Jack loved to work and keep busy. He did not know the definition of “retirement”. As a young man he worked at the Shelby Texaco Station and the Shelby Cycle Co. He then worked 28 years as a supply supervisor at Wilkens Air Force Depot in Shelby and the Missile Guidance Calibration and Supply Base in Newark. In 1969 he went to work as a janitor at Shelby Senior High School until 1971, when he went to work in the maintenance department at Shelby Memorial Hospital, a position he held until 1989. He had been an employee of the Turner Funeral Home since 1984.

Jack was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Shelby and volunteered his time with the Shelby Ministerial Christmas Program restoring bicycles for the children of Shelby. His hobbies included collecting antiques, woodworking and flower gardening. He was well known for refinishing furniture for many area residents. Jack never met a stranger, always finding a friend wherever he went.

Jack is survived by his wife Dorothy (Beatty) Lantz Davis whom he wed on June 15, 1972; a daughter, Patricia Davis of Pataskala; a foster grandson, Chandler of Pataskala; Nephews, Bert (Diane) Davis of Shelby, Duane (Ruth) Davis of Mansfield, Jon (Karen) Davis of Pataskala, Greg (Pam) Davis of Columbus; Niece, Donna Dee (John) Furr of Charlotte, NC; sister-in-law, Jeannette Oates of Shelby.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret (Moury) Davis in 1971, 2 brothers, Marlin J. and Joseph H. Davis and a sister, Jenna Dee Hamman.

Calling hours will be on Sunday, September 15, 2002, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:30 AM at the First Lutheran Church in Shelby with Rev. Steven C. Bond officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to the church.

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