James Leroy Davis Sr.

March 15, 1946May 6, 2018

James L. Davis Sr., passed May 6, 2018 at the age of 72. Resident of Gurnee, IL and formerly of Davison, MI. James is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Rosemary Davis. Loving Dad of Jim (Michelle) Davis Jr., Ken Davis, Cyndi (Jeff) Guerrero, and stepchildren Rita Hoyal and Joy Keene Stokes. Cherished Grumpy and Papa to 18 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Dear brother of Harry Davis of Flint, MI. Uncle of Chris Beach Nugent (Paul) and Matt Beach (John Lamirande) and a host of extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Russell and Doris Davis, sisters Connie Davis and Pat Heal, and brothers Chuck Davis and Gary Davis. James was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served in the United States Navy from 1965-1974. He worked for many years at Waukegan Rental Company, owned a small engine business in Waukegan, and worked as an engineer at St. Therese Hospital. In Michigan, James worked at M15 Towing and other jobs before retiring in 2016. A graveside memorial service and committal will be held Saturday June 9, 2018 at 12 PM at Richfield Union Cemetery in Davison, MI. For funeral info: or 847-336-0127.


  • Graveside Memorial Service Saturday, June 9, 2018

James Leroy Davis Sr.

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Tom Luka

May 8, 2018

Our family’s hearts are with you and your family at this time. I truly miss Jim as he was a super great man. My memories of Jim and my dad running the counter at the Rent-All are some of the fondest recollections from my younger years. I used to look forward in going to the store every day and listening to their banter back and forth and the Navy war stories. I am sure they have met up and are continuing with that tradition. I also loved going back to the shop and watching Jim as he worked his magic repairing whatever was broken back there. He was always so fun to talk to. My dad always spoke very highly of Jim as well and really appreciated him as a friend first and trusted partner second.

Deepest condolences, Tom and the Luka family.