December 8, 1932 – October 14, 2020
John “Jack” Davis, 87, of Winter Garden, Florida, passed peacefully on October 14th. The son of the late Glenn Davis and Margaret Klug, Jack was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA and spent much of his life residing there.
Jack was a Korean War Veteran in the 36th Branch of the Army Infantry, serving as a Master Chef for his Division. Following his service in the military, Jack was proud to work at Percy Brown & Company as a luncheonette manager and later upon his father’s passing took over working for the late Mrs. Jessie W. Conyngham as domestic chauffeur and personal manager for 27 years. Following his work with Mrs. Conyngham he took a position at C.B.Scott as a Warehouse Manager. Forever being passionate about cooking and food service, when the opportunity arose, he became co-owner of the Parkway Restaurant and catering with his son Glenn Davis. Jack was married to Bernadine Davis in 1955 and was blessed with four children. He was a well loved community leader, serving for years as Cub Scout Pack Leader #39 at St. Aloysius Church and PTA President at Lee Park Elementary School for numerous years. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Bernadine Novakoski Davis and his sister, Dorothy Dell. He is survived by his children; daughter, Jacqueline Mullay, and her husband, Frank, son, Glenn Davis, and his wife, Dionne, daughter, Sandy Tribendis and her husband, Ray, and son William Davis and his wife, Jane. He will be deeply missed by his grandchildren, Jennifer Sinston, John Russell Davis, Alexis Mullay-Becker and her husband, Chad, Natalie Tribendis, Colin Davis, and Jessica Davis as well as his great-grandchildren, Kaili and Kendall Becker and Sienna Davis. He is also survived by his niece, Nancy Stansky, and nephews Barry and Wayne Dell. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to consider making a donation in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in which he was a gracious supporter and organizer of fund drives for many years.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
October 23, 2020
To Jack’s family,
So sorry to hear the passing of Jack. He was one of my best friends and will be sadly missed. We had many many good years at the Parkway. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
David C Reese
October 19, 2020
My sincere condolences on the loss of Mr. Davis. I remember him from the Parkway when I went there as a little girl with my father, Bill Keating, and Mousie Meier. Sending you prayers for peace.
Jennifer Keating Hadley
October 18, 2020
Always loved to our times with Uncle Jack and Aunt Dolly when we visited family in Wilkes-Barre. His grin, cheerfulness and jokes made his 6 nieces and nephews from Illinois laugh and feel loved. Coupled with Aunt Dolly’s good cooking, we have such fond memories. Our sincerest sympathy to Jackie, Glenn, Sandy and Billy.
October 18, 2020
Glenn, very sorry to hear about your dad’s passing, have good memories of you and him at the legion. May he Rest In Peace.
October 17, 2020
Mr. Jack, I will always miss those times when we would have a cup of coffee and talk about our many experiences from our different times we spent in the military. You were a well respected and dearly loved man by everyone who knew you. I will miss you always, my friend. RIP
October 17, 2020
Our grandmother Jessie G. Conyngham passed away on December 7th, 1974. No one took better care of Nana than Jack Davis. As cousin Kerlin said, it’s the end of an era with Jack gone... Thank you Jack for all you did! We will miss you forever 💙😢!
October 16, 2020
I always looked forward to seeing Jack. The smile was already there, and there was a playfulness in his eyes. How I will miss him. He took such good care of us. I'll always admire his good will.