Memorial services for John Michael Davis will be held on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Wagoner County Show Barn in Wagoner, OK. All of Johns friends are invited to share stories about Johns extraordinary life. Johns final resting place is at his home in West Virginia.
John Michael Davis passed from this life on January 11th, 2017 at his home in Tahlequah, OK, living the life he loved. Born on August 16th, 1950 in Charleston, WV, he was the son of Walter and Bessie (Stone) Davis. He grew up with two brothers and one sister, attended school in West Virginia, and upon completing school, enlisted in the US Marin Corp on December 2nd, 1968, attaining the rank of Corporal. At the age of twenty, John was in a helicopter crash that ended his career in the Marine Corp, and resulting in his honorable discharge at the age of twenty. That was of no consequence to John, he was determined to live a full and rewarding life on his own terms, no matter what life doled out to him. He married and raised two sons, John Jr, or Mike to his friends and Casey. He loved any time spent with his sons, supporting them in their endeavors and just sharing memories. He loved being outdoors, fishing by the river, then maybe an overnight camping session. There was nothing better. He loved classic cars, especially corvettes, and had attained certificates to perform paint and body work. If the car attained speed, John was a fan. He was always in the company of his canine companions, and loved the German Shepard breed. He had owned three who answered to Jazz, Freedom and Brandy. He made friends easily and never expected more of a friend than their presence from time to time. He was fun to be around and possessed a great sense of humor. Whenever he had the chance, he gathered his friends and they opened up a bottle of Dickel Whiskey, and celebrated life and all it had to offer. He was patriotic, and was proud of his service to his country. He was a member of the American Legion, and supported many organizations with his generous donations over the years. Of all he possessed on earth, there was nothing more precious than his sons and his granddaughters. He enjoyed hearing their stories of their latest antics and always encouraged them to be free spirits and to see the world for the beautiful place that is was. He was young when he passed, but there is not a doubt in his families mind, he lived every moment to its fullest. Rest in peace, John.
He is preceded in death by his mother, father, and his sister, Mary Davis Strickland.
Those left to cherish Johns memory include two sons, John Mike Davis and wife Serai of Wagoner and Casey Davis of Tulsa, OK. He leaves two brothers, Walter Davis of West Virginia and Fred Davis and wife Sherri of Charleston, West Virginia. He lives on in his granddaughters, Sydney Parisotto and Emily Parisotto of the home in Wagoner, OK, as well as many cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.
Published on January 17, 2017