Jack M. Davis

February 18, 1936October 2, 2012

Jack Davis, 76, passed away on October 2, 2012. Jack was born in Modock, WV. Following High School, he moved to Detroit, MI to attend an electronic technical school. During this time, Jack married his high school sweetheart Shirley Anne. After graduating from technical school, he went to work for Chrysler Missile Division in Detroit and later served in the army. His last post took them to Huntsville, AL where he worked at Redstone Arsenal. Following his discharge from the army, he resumed work for Chrysler in Huntsville. Following Chrysler, he became an employee of IBM. He worked there as an Electronic Technician. Jack was extremely good at what he did. His reputation for being a quality technician grew rapidly after he transferred from Huntsville to Austin, TX in 1977. Following his retirement in December, 1996, he continued to enjoy his bowling and golfing activities. Bowling led him to hold the state record for highest series of perfect games scored. He was also actively involved in coaching youth in bowling.

He is survived by his wife Shirley of 58 years, along with four brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law and many, many friends who admired and loved him.

Visitation for Jack will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Monday, October 8, 2012 at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX 78750. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 2:00 PM at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Mausoleum of Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery, 14501 N. IH35, Pflugerville, TX 78660.

Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Dunnebacke, Pat Fitzpatrick, Bob Jameson, Darryl Polk, Landon Schwausch, Pat Simpson, and Dale Zinn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Research Center, Memphis, TN (, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230, or to your favorite charity.

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  • Visitation Monday, October 8, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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Jim Griffith

October 20, 2012

Am so sadden by your loss. You are in the prayers of The OHS Class of 1953 expecially those that were with you from the 1st grade.

Doris Anne Morgan

October 20, 2012

Thoughts and prayers for Shirley Anne, a friend since before the first grade in WV. Those who journeyed with Shirley Anne through high school and graduated together in 1953 are mindful of her dedication to Jack and send prayers and concerns.

Jim Stutsman

October 10, 2012

Peace and Blessings to you and yours.

Jim Bishop

October 9, 2012

So sorry for your loss, he was a good man.

Gary Samplaski

October 8, 2012

I use to bowl with Uncle Jack during our days from IBM Bowling league 1980-1990. Really enjoy his personality and friendship. Jack made me a fan, and I still have it. My thought and prayers are with you, so sorry for your loss.

Nancy and Cliff Jones

October 8, 2012

Will always remember a wonderful, kind & caring man. He always referred to my red headed son as "rooster". So sorry for your loss.

October 6, 2012

Thoughts and prayers are with you!
Kimberly Walters

October 5, 2012

So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Glad some of the family will be able to be with you. We are all thinking of you.
Martha, Sandy and Kay.