OBITUARY

John Francis Davis

September 5, 1982June 11, 2021
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John Francis Davis, 38, of Ooltewah, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 11, 2021.

Mr. Davis was born in Chattanooga and raised in Ooltewah. He was a graduate of Ooltewah High School (Class of 2000), of Chattanooga State Community College (CSCC), and of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). John was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges, while at CSCC and the Golden Key International Honor Society while at UTC, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in legal studies. His work experiences were widely varied, including cooking at Waffle House, helping customers at Petco, delivering mattresses, and concluded with applying his long experience in and around farming by caring for one of Walden Security’s properties. John was a member of Ooltewah Baptist Church. His hobbies and interests included the San Francisco Giants, caring for his and others’ dogs and cats, he loved to cook and write, and was known to consume nonfiction books endlessly. He spent his free time with his grandparents.

He was preceded in death by his father, Keith Davis; mother, Victoria Ray; and grandfather, Charles Davis.

Surviving are his sister, Cindy (Adam) Carmean; grandmother, Virginia Davis; and uncle, Neal (Virginia) Davis.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 PM on Wednesday, June 16th at the funeral home.

A Graveside Service will follow on Thursday, June 17th at 10 AM at McDonald Cemetery on Snow Hill Road (between Greenwood and Mahan Gap roads) with Rev. Michael Bradley officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to McKamey Animal Center (4500 N. Access Road, Chattanooga 47415).

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Debbie Outlaw

August 1, 2021

I'll always remember the many nights working at the Waffle House and if not for John I would have quit many times! He was friendly, outgoing and very funny but he never gave up on me. I will always remember John and all the happy memories

Christina Gerstle

July 24, 2021

It hurt my heart to hear of John's passing..he was always so funny and vibrant! I remember the waffle house days! So sad to hear he's gone from this world but know that everything happens for a reason and God is good...missing you buddy...catch ya on the flip side hon...

Christina Gerstle

June 17, 2021

I loved John so much! It hurts my heart so much tonhear this, he was a truly kind man!

joan whittenburg

June 15, 2021

My sympathy and love to you.

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Biography

John Francis Davis, 38, of Ooltewah, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 11, 2021.

Mr. Davis was born in Chattanooga and raised in Ooltewah. He was a graduate of Ooltewah High School (Class of 2000), of Chattanooga State Community College (CSCC), and of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). John was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges, while at CSCC and the Golden Key International Honor Society while at UTC, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in legal studies. His work experiences were widely varied, including cooking at Waffle House, helping customers at Petco, delivering mattresses, and concluded with applying his long experience in and around farming by caring for one of Walden Security’s properties. John was a member of Ooltewah Baptist Church. His hobbies and interests included the San Francisco Giants, caring for his and others’ dogs and cats, he loved to cook and write, and was known to consume nonfiction books endlessly. He spent his free time with his grandparents.

He was preceded in death by his father, Keith Davis; mother, Victoria Ray; and grandfather, Charles Davis.

Surviving are his sister, Cindy (Adam) Carmean; grandmother, Virginia Davis; and uncle, Neal (Virginia) Davis.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 PM on Wednesday, June 16th at the funeral home.

A Graveside Service will follow on Thursday, June 17th at 10 AM at McDonald Cemetery on Snow Hill Road (between Greenwood and Mahan Gap roads) with Rev. Michael Bradley officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to McKamey Animal Center (4500 N. Access Road, Chattanooga 47415).