Jessie R. Davis Jr.

Published 4:27 pm Friday, November 18, 2016

Jessie R. Davis Jr., 91, of Hamilton, Ohio, formerly of Butler, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016, in the VA Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio.
Born, April 9, 1925 in Lansing, N.C., he was a son of the late Jessie and Belle Ham Davis.
Junior served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 in the European Theater. He was a proud Union Ironworker of Local #372, Cincinnati, Ohio, for 65 years, retiring in 1985 in Ohio, then moving to Butler. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Roan Creek Masonic Lodge #679.
Junior was a member of Cobbs Creek Baptist Church, Butler. He loved his hobbies of raising cattle and bee keeping.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Jessie R. III and Gary V., and three brothers, Warren G., Miles and Steven.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Norma Virginia Matherly Davis; one son, Craig (Connie) Davis; one daughter, Yvonne (Bill) Shoun; one daughter-in-law, Denice Davis; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Jessie R. Davis Jr. will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, November 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 North Main Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 22, in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted following the funeral service. Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website:
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Davis family.

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