Wiley "Jack" Davis

November 11, 1923March 1, 2014

Wiley Franklin [Jack] Davis was born November 11, 1923 and died peacefully on March 1, 2014 at The Cottages, St. Martins in the Pines. A native of Walker County he lived in Birmingham most of his ninety years. He is survived by daughter, V. Carolyn Davis of Birmingham, son, Jonathan F. Davis of Woodstock, Georgia, and grandsons, Robert Andrew Davis and Jonathan Walrond Davis and several nieces and nephews. Following his retirement from Birmingham Manufacturing Company, his life focused around his family, his involvement at Canterbury United Methodist Church and his volunteer days at Trinity Medical Center.

Born on Veteran’s Day he would claim that the Veteran’s Day parades were in his honor. He was proud of his service as a bombardier in the 20th Army air force during WWII in the Pacific Theater and until recently enjoyed attending reunions with his flight crew. A highlight in the past decade was being able to participate in the Honor Flight to Washington D. C. to visit the WWII monument.

The family will receive visitors in the church parlor on Thursday, March 6, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m. with a celebration of his life following at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Canterbury United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Worship Special account at Canterbury UMC, to Carpenters Hand’s at Canterbury, 350 Overbrook Road, Mt Brook Al, 35213 or Avondale Samaritan Place 3829 5th Avenue South, Birmingham AL 35222

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel, Homewood, AL.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 6, 2014
  • Memorial Service Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wiley "Jack" Davis

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March 6, 2014

Carolyn, I will always remember your Dad when we all set in the balcony. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Love, Jane Pearson

Diane Moore

March 5, 2014

We were so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was such a nice person. I am sure he will be very missed.

Gina Wacker

March 5, 2014

Just remember this is a new beginning for your dad in his life with his Heavenly Father -- you will see him again. Till then, remember all he taught you and the great memories!! -- Gina, Tim, Kaycee and Timothy --- we love you.

Maurice Linares

March 5, 2014

Jonathan, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Dad. Never easy losing a loved one. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Maurice Linares (WellStar Information Technology).

March 5, 2014


Peggy Montgomery

March 5, 2014

Carolyn, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your dad. He must have had a happy and full life, and I want you to know that you and the family are in my prayers.

Linda Ellen Price

March 5, 2014

Jack was always smiling, and always UP. He enjoyed people and life.

Ocllo Malone

March 5, 2014

Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I remember all our fun times when your mother and I had the shop. Every Sat. Jack tried to teach me how to keep the books. good times.....
Fondly, Ocllo

Myla Lind

March 4, 2014

Jonathan, so sorry about your dad. May he rest in peace and may his memory always be a blessing to you and yours.

Joan Slater

March 4, 2014

Always will remember his showing up every morning to walk with me when I had kidney surgery and had to walk 6 hours each day in hospital...he would bring me cup of coffee, newspaper and tell me to get up and let's walk....and he would carry the