Jesse R. (JR) Davis

January 8, 1926November 30, 2018

Jesse R. (JR) Davis of Wilmington, NC, went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 30, 2018.

He was born in Wilmington, NC on January 8, 1926 to the late Arthur Davis and Marie Gregg. He is also preceded in death by his two brothers Arthur Davis and Leroy Davis.

Jesse enjoyed working in his yard and playing many rounds of golf with Jim Coates. He also spent many hours volunteering for the DAV.

He is survived by his loving wife Cheryl Davis; nephew Billy Davis (Cyndy) of Greensboro, NC; and brother-in-law Chuck (Debbie).

A visitation will be at 12:00pm Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Long Leaf Baptist Church. The funeral will follow at 1:00pm with Pastor Joshua Reilly officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park with full military honors.

Our hearts are broken but we know we will meet again.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Lower Cape Fear Hospice of Wilmington.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Interment with Military Honors Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Jesse R. (JR) Davis

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Kelly Lattuca

December 4, 2018

Hello Cheryl,
Vince and I wanted to let you know we are heartbroken with you. We are sorry to see Jesse leave, but he is no longer suffering. He had such a smirky smile as mentioned and we could see the joy in his eyes talking to him.

You are in our hearts, we pray for God to bring you comfort and healing.
With Love,
Kelly & Vince
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot


December 4, 2018

Jessie was always vibrant, always wanted to be doing and always wanted to be in the center of whatever was going on. I'm sure he is in heaven and helping our Lord with whatever he can be involved in. A kind gentle soul who has gone home. He will be missed!

Alice & Bruce Streeter

Patricia Colbourn

December 3, 2018

May God bless you during your grieving, Cheryl.
You were a wonderful couple who were truly blessed by God.
Jesse may be gone from this earth but is in your heart forever and waiting to see you again in heaven!
I am always here for you!
With love,