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John "Jack" Davis

Obituary for John "Jack" Davis

February 20, 1940 - November 3, 2016
Orient, Iowa | Age 76


John "Jack" Davis, 76 of Orient died on November 3, 2016, at the Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. No Services will be held. Online condolences may be made under the obituary category at

John D. "Jack" Davis, son of Howard Earl Davis and Emma Marie (Murray) was born February 2, 1940 in rural Corning. He was educated in the Orient Schools. On February 28, 1959, Jack was united in marriage to Sheryl "Jane" Walters in Creston. They lived in Orient most of their married life. Jack was a conductor and switch foreman on the Burlington Northern Railroad for 42 years, until retiring in 2001.

Jack is survived by his wife Jane; six children, Dan Davis of Orient, Salli Davis of Creston, Annie Konkler of Creston, Tony (wife Stacie) Davis of Greenfield, Jack Davis of Creston and Polli (husband Kelly) Critz of Orient; a brother Alfred (wife Neoma) Davis of Creston; a sister Pat Reeves of Des Moines; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and his faithful dog Willie. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ronnie Davis, father-in-law Web Walters and step-Father-in-law Calvin (wife Minnie) Claiser.

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