James W Davis

June 7, 1950October 2, 2020

Funeral services for James W. Davis of Anniston will be 2 PM Monday, October 5, 2020 at Edgewood Congregational Methodist Church with Dr. Bill Snow officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 12:30 to 2:00 PM at the Church.

James Davis left us to be with the Lord on October 2, 2020. James is preceded in death by Forney and Alice Ruth Davis, Mike Davis, and Ann Grammar. He is survived by his wife, Jan Davis; his sons and their wives, Brad and Kim Davis, Tyler and Lesley Davis; his grandchildren, Gabby, Josh, Reese, and Connor Davis; and his brother and sister-in-law, Elbert and Ethel Davis.

James was born on June 7, 1950 to Forney and Alice Ruth Davis in Anniston, Alabama where he was one of four children. He graduated from Saks High School in 1970 where he met the love of his life, Jan. He would marry his love on September 12, 1970 and would go on to have two sons and four beautiful grandchildren. James attended two years of college at Jacksonville State University and continued his career at Anniston Army Depot, where he would retire in June of 2013. His retirement was due to his battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis, but it also began another journey. He and his wife traveled to Durham, North Carolina where he would receive a double lung transplant on November 23, 2013. He went on to spend another seven years with the people he loved most. In those seven years, memories were made to last a lifetime. He and his wife were able travel and enjoy life, as well as, greet two of their grandchildren and watch the other two accomplish goals that would be stepping stones for their further endeavors. James was a member of Edgewood Congregational Methodist Church, where he served the Lord by being a part of the multimedia team. The things he loved most included being with his family, fishing with some of his best friends, and going on shopping sprees where he would come home with new trucks. James Davis will forever live on in the hearts of the people that knew and loved him the most.

Rest Easy Papa, We Love You


  • Jan Davis, Wife
  • Brad Davis and wife Kim, Son
  • Tyler Davis and wife Leslie, Son
  • Gabby Davis, Grandchild
  • Josh Davis, Grandchild
  • Reese Davis, Grandchild
  • Connor Davis, God Grandchild
  • Elbert Davis and wife Ethel, Brother

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  • Visitation at Edgewood Congregational Methodist Church

    Monday, October 5, 2020

  • Funeral Service at Edgewood Congregational Methodist Church

    Monday, October 5, 2020


James W Davis

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Jane Hornbuckle Hewitt

October 5, 2020

Jan I am so sorry to hear about James. We had so much fun at Saks High many years ago. Life separated us but the memories remain. I am praying for you and your family. Love you.

Sharon Boling

October 5, 2020

Jan, I remember the good times we had in high school and the great times we had as band parents. When James left you, he walked into the arms of a loving God. May you find peace in knowing that some day you will be reunited. I love you and am praying for you.

SHerry Kughn

October 4, 2020

Jan and family, I was thinking about you all recently and have not seen you in a long time. I am so sorry your sweetheart is now gone. I read the obituary and realized you two have had a wonderful 7 years to travel and enjoy family members. That warms my heart. I'll be praying for you in the coming days. Sincerely, Sherry

Lana Reese Murphy

October 3, 2020

James was very special to our entire family! He brought fun and excitement to all our family and friends! He was the light in the room. He cared deeply for all his family and friends and especially adored his wife Jan! He was a strong Christian and would offer help to those in need. May God bless Jan, Brad, and Tyler and the rest of the family. Much love and deep sympathy! We love all of you!

The Murphy Family
Vic, Lana, Blake, Mallory, Meagan and rest of our family!

Angie Durham

October 3, 2020

My deepest condolences to Jan and all of the Davis family. I went to school with James and Jan back in the day at Saks High School, have not seen much of either one in a long time, probably the last time was at a ballgame at White Plains several years ago, we talked and laughed like we did in school. I will be praying for all of you during this difficult time, grief is different for everyone but one thing is for grieve as much as you love and I know you all loved James πŸ’” He will be missed by so many
Heaven has another Angel watching over us πŸ•ŠπŸ•Š
God Bless you all!

Patrick Lacher

October 2, 2020

James will be missed by everyone at Edgewood Church who knew and loved him. Our hearts are broken and we weep for him and all his family especially Jan. He was an inspiration and a walking, talking miracle to all who knew him and his story.

β€œDeath leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14. β€œ But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, also, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.”


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