OBITUARY

John P Davis

January 24, 1956October 3, 2020
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John P. Davis age 64, of Versailles passed away at 2:47 AM on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. John was born January 24, 1956, in Sidney to the late Orva & Catherine (Larger) Davis. In addition to his parents, John was also preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas, Steve and Lawrence Davis; and mother-in-law, Florence Smith. John is survived by his wife, Karen (Smith) Davis whom he married November 6, 1976; children, Eric & Paula Davis of Naples, Florida, Julie & Mike Thornhill of Ansonia, Angie & Bryon Barhorst of Bradford and Jenn & Jason Gray of Greenville; grandchildren, Brandon Thornhill, Kyle Thornhill, Nick Thornhill, Aeryn Barhorst and Cailyn Barhorst; brother, Bruce Davis of Piqua; sisters, Theresa D’Innocenzo of Milford, Massachusetts and Karen Belton of Valrico, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. John retired from Clopay in Russia and Troy with over 30 years of service. John was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles; Knights of Columbus Council #1756; 4th Degree Knights of Columbus St. Gaspar Del Bufalo Assembly and St. Vincent de Paul Transportation Ministry. John was a former member of the Versailles Marching Band Pit Crew. John served as a Lector in the Catholic Church since the age 16 and was a Distributor. John served on the Versailles Life Squad as a driver and basic EMT for over 10 years. John enjoyed camping, bowling, pitching horseshoes, reading good books, spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren in programs and sports activities. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Thursday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. A Prayer Service will be conducted by the Knights of Columbus Council #1756 Wednesday, at 7:45 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Transportation Ministry P.O. Box 304 Versailles, OH 45380. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the family is encouraging masking and social distancing.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

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Marsha Nieport

October 8, 2020

Sorry for Your loss. John &I we’re in St. Vincent DePaul conference together. Enjoyed how he could always come up with such good ideas. He was always able to capture everyone’s attention. We all have been missing him at the meetings. God bless your entire family.

Barbara McEldowney Fraley

October 5, 2020

I haven't seen John for along time we went to school together. I can remember how polite and friendly he was. I am so sorry that I had not seen him since then but he sound the same, a good man. I am so sorry for your loss and you all have my prayers and sympathy. I pray God to heal your hearts as you go through all your sorrows. God Bless.

RoseMary Paulus

October 5, 2020

Dear karen, i offer my sincere sympathy to you and your family. John was always a gentlemanlike his father. I only have good memories of him . A good christian as you are. my prayers to you and all your family. RoseMary Paulus

John Francis

October 5, 2020

John was our District Deputy in the Knights of Columbus
We always looked forward to his attendance at the council meeting and his advice . John was a good man to work with and share time after the meeting . My sympathy to Karen and their family

James Robinson

October 4, 2020

John or Dow, as he was known at the Seminary was my big brother there. I remember my first day there and his taking me and my family around and showing me the ropes.

David Reed

October 4, 2020

Very sorry for your lost. My wife took care of him at versailles. She always would say great things about him. Prayers and thoughts for you all.

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