John Horace Davis
John Horace Davis, age 75, passed away on Tuesday October 9, 2018, in Lakeland, FL.
Born, June 8, 1943, in Conway, NC, he was the son of the late Rufus C. and Mabel (Lassiter) Davis. Mr. Davis worked for many years as a Supervisor for Florida Sheet Metal in Lakeland, and retired from Key Safety Systems where he worked as a technician. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Bartow. Along with his parents, Mr. Davis is preceded in death by his daughter, Sherry D. Ballentine, and his brother, R.C. Davis.
He is survived by a loving family that includes, his wife of 53 years, Frances R. Davis of Lakeland, FL, and his daughter, Ellen D. Bunner (Sean) of Saint Petersburg, FL. He also leaves behind his siblings, Pearl Deane Bryant (Bahnson) of Jackson, NC, Lee Davis (Evon) of Kilmarnock, VA, Priscilla Parks (Charles) of Littleton, NC, Susie Davis (Chester) of Kernersville, NC, Diane Vann (Tommy) of Conway, NC, and his five grandchildren, Bryan, Daniel, Jonny, Katie and David.
The family received friends on Friday, October 12, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow, FL. Funeral services followed at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment with funeral services will also be held in North Carolina.
Rev. Andy Sloan will conduct funeral services Monday, October 15, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Creeksville Baptist Church, where the family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow in the Jackson Cemetery, Jackson, NC.
North Carolina arrangements are being handled by Askew Funeral Service - Jackson Chapel, Jackson, NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Bartow, 410 East Church Street, Bartow, FL, 33830.
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