June 24, 1931 - May 20, 2013
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