John “Jay” Lovic Davis, Jr. age 78 of Spotsylvania VA, passed away quietly in his sleep on Sunday, May 28, 2023, in Bumpass Va. He has been surrounded by family and filled with love and laughter.
A Celebration of Life service will be held for family and friends on Saturday June 10th 1:00 pm at the Bethel Christian Church Pavilion; located at 5542 Courthouse Rd Spotsylvania VA 22551. This will include the local branch of the VFW honoring his Military service. Refreshments provided by family.
He will be laid to rest at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery where any additional Military Honors and Medals will be presented.
Jay was born in Moultrie, Ga to John Lovic Davis Sr and Ouida Carman Clark on October 5, 1944. He joined the Marine Corps. He married Carolyn Helen Miller on October 22, 1966, in Arlington VA. He was a veteran of Vietnam War. He was awarded numerous Medals and Honors including a Purple Heart. After he served and retired from military service, Jay enjoyed years working in different retail industries. He also served with Spotsylvania Animal Control. His hobbies included buying and selling items on bid sites, creating memory merchandise for others, collecting coins. Coca-Cola merchandise and military memorabilia, and retelling stories of how proud he was of his girls and how much he loved his wife, Carolyn.
Jay is preceded in death by Carolyn Helen Davis.
Jay is survived by daughters Robin Wheeler and her husband Carl Wheeler. Michelle Kitchens and her husband Daniel Kitchens. Kim Peregoy and her husband Bill Peregoy. His grandchildren Brittney Cranfield, Kayla Cranfield and Bryce McMeen, Charles “CJ” Cranfield and Sarah Cranfield, Carli Wheeler and Luis Munoz, Megan Rhees and Kyle Rhees, Damara Kitchens, Mia Kitchens, Evan Williams and Karla Williams, Logan Hogan. He has 10 great-grandchildren and more on the way.
Dad, we love and miss you deeply. Yoo-hoo drinks after a Saturday morning dump run will be forever etched in our hearts. We love you. May you be the arms of your beloved wife again. Give mom hugs from all of us.