Jay Davis

August 2, 1935 - July 6, 2019
Jay Davis

Jay William Davis 83, of St. Clairsvillie, Ohio died on July 6, 2019 at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, WV.

He was born August 2, 1935 a son of the late Roy William and Aritdith (Robinson) Davis in Lumberport, WV.

Jay was a mechanic and worked for C.L.A Landscaping.

He was a member of the Flushing Masonic Lodge #298 F & AM.

He served in the Navy on the USS Forrestal CV-59 during the Korean War.

Jay was a Baptist by faith and attended Rock Hill Baptist Church in Flushing, Ohio.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Carl K. Davis of Robinson Run WV, a daughter Gail (Davis) Robinson of Ft. Myers. Florida and by his best friend and wife of 62 years Virginia Lee (Lucas) Davis who he married on September 13, 1957.

Jay is survived by his children, Diana VanBuren of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Roy (Teresa) Davis of Flushing, Ohio, Kathy (Jeff) Doty of Lafferty, Ohio and Debbie (Dennis) Cowley of Ft. Myers, Florida.

He is also survived by a brother David Donald (Mary) Davis of Shinnston, WV along with 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Jay loved his doggies and the family would like any memorial contributions to benefit the Belmont County Animal Shelter in his memory.

A memorial service will be held for Jay at the Rock Hill Baptist Church at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by the Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists, 204 W. Main St. St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.

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  • July 08, 2019
    MARY LOU PRITT says:
    So sorry for the loss of your dad and grandpa .Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • July 08, 2019
    Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Veterans Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Jay William Davis, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, Jay William Davis, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • July 08, 2019
    Susan Bethel says:
    Diana, Roy, Kathy &Debbie, just wanted to let you all know how very sorry I’m for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have so many memories from growing up and being at your house playing in the creek ,riding bikes but the best one of all was when your dad let me drive his lawn tractor. I still have a picture of it. Just know I’m here if you guys need anything at all. Hugs to you all. And prayers that God helps you through this difficult time. Love you all Susie.

  • July 10, 2019
    arthur kidd says:
    sorry for your loss in your family.