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Davis, Jack L.

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June 24, 1931 - May 20, 2013

Davis, Jack L.

Jack Lee Davis, a resident of Dallas, Texas passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013.

He was born in Alva, Oklahoma, June 24, 1931 to George and Ruby Davis.  He spent his professional life with Mobil Oil for 35 years, living in Duncan, Oklahoma, Dallas, Texas Oklahoma City, Denver and returned to Dallas in 1983, where he later retired.

Jack was known for his loving, giving heart.  It has been said that if he were going to sell you his car, he would put new tires on it first.  He loved his wife and kids dearly and was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, where his expertise in finance kept the money straight in the Mission Minded Sunday School Department. He spent several years as a Deacon in Exchange Avenue Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, spending time as personnel and finance chairman, as well as being very active with Junior High and High School ministries.

After graduation from Capital Hill High School, 1949, he attended Central State College, now the University of Central Oklahoma, with a major in business. While in college he married his high school sweetheart, Carol Ann Skinner. All too soon, he was called to active duty and served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Leo, in the Korean War. He eventually returned to Central State and completed his degree.

Jack is survived in death by his wife of nearly 62 years Carol Ann Davis (Skinner).

He is also survived by his daughter,Jana Kay Versteeg and husband Mark of Westminster, Colorado; son, Jack Gregory Davis of Las Vegas, Nevada; brother Jim Davis and wife Mary Lou; sister Margie Roberts and husband, Al; his sister-in-law Donna Nigh and her husband George of. His legacy continues with grandson, Alan Versteeg and wife Xuan and his great grandson, Benjamin.

A memorial celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Dallas, in the Truett Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) Foundation.  www.mds-foundation.org. or the Mission Fund of the Mission Minded Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church of Dallas.

Under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
214.340.8008

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Brooks Haney

May 24, 2013 8:54AM

Jack and Ann Davis are 2 very special people in my life and the lives of our dental team members. They are one of a kind and special to us in so many ways. We always look forward to visiting with them and having them around us. They are such a loving couple and an example of what a wonderful marriage creates.
Jack was a dear man and friend. He fought some hard battles with dignity. He brought joy to so many and we will miss him beyond measure. I am with my aging parents today to help my father with my ailing mother but my heart, prayers, and spirit are with the family and, especially, sweet Ann, You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.


Daunn Brim

May 23, 2013 5:24PM

Ann, I am so sorry to hear about Jack, but know he is with The Lord, and his worries and cares are behind him. I am so glad The Lord gave you this last year of preparation, but know it is still difficult. I will miss my conversations with Jack when I am out walking my dogs, now hope I will see you. Daunn Brim


David Usrey

May 23, 2013 3:51PM

Jack was what I have always called a miracle man--not a performer of miracles but an excisting miracle. He has survived so many problems that others have not survived. He has always been my inspiration and picture of a life will lived. He is kind, loving, and unselfish, and his spirit will always live among us. I only hope that we can live up to the example that he has set for us.


Jason Woelfel

May 23, 2013 3:05PM

Ann, I'm so sorry to hear about Jack's passing. He really stood out in our neighborhood as a wonderful volunteer. Never thought twice about lending me his truck on several occasions. He volunteered for the neighborhood association with a smile and a humorous anecdote. I will miss seeing him at our functions, but hope that you can find comfort and peace through your faith and in the presence of your friends and family.


Dave Johnson

May 23, 2013 2:15PM

Ann,
I am so sorry to hear of Jacks passing and he will be missed. He was the first friend we met when Cathy & I moved in back in 96.
If there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to come over.

Dave Johnson


Randy Barnes

May 23, 2013 1:10PM

Ann, may God be with you in this difficult time. I know that Jack is in a better place, and smiling down upon us, free from pain and with his Lord. I am here for you, just let me know if you anything, and I'll be there. You and all of the Davis family are in my thoughts, and prayers. Randy


Mike & Debby Haynie

May 23, 2013 10:43AM

Precious Ann, Your Jack was a quiet servant -- a man who loved people but hated attention. But he had no reserve about being public in his love for the Lord and in his love for you. My mother always smiled when she talked about "that rascal Jack Davis." He is probably already making her giggle. He was a treasure.


Sanford (Bill) Case

May 23, 2013 9:45AM

Working with and knowing Jack for many years was a pleasure. Jack knew and loved the Lord. We have lost a good friend and he will be missed.


Gerald and Maxine Wallis

May 23, 2013 9:42AM

Dear Ann,
Our hearts are with you at this time and in days ahead. We are blessed to have known you and Jack. You are such dear people. I know there is rejoicing in heaven upon his arrival. Psalm 116;15 tells us this. Jack was a good man, a godly man, and a fun loving man. You two have contributed so much to your church, SS class, friends, etc, etc.
Love and prayers to you,
Gerald and Maxine


Dennis And Sandy Deutsch

May 23, 2013 7:51AM

"Who we are is God's gift to us...who we become is our gift to God". Our prayers and thoughts are with Ann and family. What a gift Jack was to God and all who shared his life.
Thoughts amd wonderful memories.
Dennis and Sandy Deutsch


Pastor Ben Bergren

May 22, 2013 1:34PM

Although, I only met Jack a few times, I enjoyed visiting with him. May God bless the Davis family and may God remind you that this is not a "goodbye", but a "see you again" moment.