John C. Davis

November 1, 1943March 9, 2023
Obituary of John C. Davis
Born November 1, 1943, and passed into heaven on March 9th after a battle with Pancreatic Cancer at 79 years of age. He was preceded in death by his father A. B. Davis and mother Ellen O. Davis; his older brothers Ken Davis and George Davis of Rockford, Illinois, and his sister Carolyn (Davis) Campbell of Baxter, Minnesota. He is survived by his sister Debbie (Davis) Chivers of Waupaca, Wisconsin, and her children, Stephany (Chivers) McBride of Waukesha, Wisconsin; Cassie (Chivers) Scheuermann of Bancroft, Wisconsin and Carley Chivers of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Nephew Ken Davis, wife Jody M. Davis of Shell Knob, Missouri and great nieces: Hannah C. Roberts and family of Ft. Myers Florida; Hayley E. Davis and family of Rockford, Illinois; Dakota M. Rice and Family of Vevay Indiana; Montana M. Ewing and family of Macomb, Illinois; Nevada M. Rice and family of Belvidere. Illinois; Niece Laura Kathy (Davis) Flinn, husband Philip Flinn and great nephews: Noah D. Goellner and family of Rockford, IL; Nicholas J. Goellner and family of Rockford, IL; Alexander L. Goellner and family of Rockford, IL John lived a full, active, and adventurous life. He attended many colleges and achieved a degree in manufacturing engineering. John taught at both Judson College, in Elgin, Illinois, and taught courses in Manufacturing at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois. His last employment prior to retirement was with Clarcor Air Filtration as an Operations Manager, running facilities in both Kentucky, and Rockford Illinois. where he developed 2 U.S. Patents. John loved a challenge, and because of this, John hiked across the Grand Canyon and the Continental Divide. John was a certified scuba diver, and enjoyed scuba diving on both ship wrecks and in the Caribbean. John always had a classic car or two that he was restoring to pristine condition and enjoyed showing them at local car shows. John was also an accomplished outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman, archer, and marksman. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge of these disciplines through his involvement with the Roscoe Sportsman’s Club, Beloit Rifle Club, Pheasant Forever, and the National Turkey Federation. By sharing and passing his knowledge to young and old alike through his efforts in these organizations. John was an accomplished dance instructor and truly enjoyed teaching this art to most anyone who wanted to learn. John enjoyed time on the dance floor with friends, whether. teaching or just showing off his smooth moves. His stature was only dwarfed by his compassion and will be sorely missed; but we know John is not lost, as we plan on an eventual family reunion in heaven. A Celebration of Life and Dance in his honor is scheduled from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2023 at the Loves Park VFW, 2018 Windsor Rd, Loves Park, IL 61111. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to these charities that John supported: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital - Or Special Touch Ministry, Inc. – Serving People with Disabilities and the Blind,

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Friday, March 24, 2023

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