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John A. Davis

June 18, 1939 ~ May 21, 2022 (age 82)


Master Electrician and Avid Aviator John Arthur Davis passed away on May 21, 2022, at the age of 82, after a battle with Dementia and a short stay at the Laurels of Galesburg.

He was born June 18, 1939, to LeRoy "Bud" Davis and Audrey (Miller) Davis of Newberry, Michigan, where he graduated High School in 1957. After High School, John enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in the Military Police until his honorable discharge in 1960. Following the Army, John became an electrician in 1965 and later established John Davis Electric. He successfully ran his business in the Portage area for over 40 years serving his customers.

In his spare time Flying was his passion he enjoyed immensely. He became a pilot in the late 60's and enjoyed flying to see his family in the UP, to any pancake breakfast throughout Michigan and just getting up in the sky to enjoy the sites. He also became a Certified Flight Instructor to help others achieve their goal of becoming a pilot. His beloved plane of choice was a Cessna 140.

John was preceded in death by his parents and brothers James H. Davis and George Jay Davis. John did not have any children of his own but is survived by six nieces and nephews that live throughout Michigan. Linda Ladd was his dedicated partner that shared many memories and life's adventures with John for over 23 years.

John's wishes were to be cremated and laid to rest at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Friends may gather with the family for military honors at Fort Custer Nation Cemetery on June 21st at 2:00 PM. Please visit John's memory page to share memories at www.langelands.com


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