DAVIS, John Monroe, 43, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire, Ohio.
He was born August 25, 1970, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Harvey and Pearl Breon Davis.
John was a paramedic and ophthalmic assistant for Hal Leeper, MD, PhD. His most important and loved title was that of dedicated father and husband. He graduated in 1988 from Bellefonte High School; he was a twenty-year veteran of the Shadyside Fire Department and OR and W Fire District, serving as a fire captain, firefighter and paramedic, and a member of the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church in Shadyside, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Larry Davis, and a brother-in-law, John Diehl.
Surviving are his wife, Jamie Jarrett Davis, their adoring son, Dokes Jarrett "DJ" Davis, eight brothers and sisters, Bill (Kathy) Davis of Milesburg, PA, Mitz (Russ) Gates of Bellefonte, PA, Katie Diehl of Roanoke, VA, Bob (Linda) Davis of Bellefonte, PA, James (Betty) Davis of Julian, PA, Richard Davis of Unionville, PA, Violet (Barry) Walk of Wingate, PA and Mark (Brenda) Davis of Moose Run, PA. Also his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carol and Jim Jarrett; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jimmy Joe and Donna Gulla Jarrett and niece, Hanna; special aunts and uncles, Linda and John Shaver, Sharon and Pat Singleton, Karen and Rundy Hagans and Carole Bloom; special cousins, Holly, Robert and Corey; Dr. Hal and Ann Leeper and many special nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews and special family and friends.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio, on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. where services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Randy Weaver officiating. Last Alarm and Fire Bell Ceremony will be conducted at 12 Noon at the OR and W Fire Station.
The OR and W Fire District will conduct services on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the OR and W Fire District 4210 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio 43947 or the Dokes Jarrett Davis Educational Fund c/o Huntington Bank, 4105 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio 43947.
Share your thoughts and memories and view John's Memorial Tribute video at www.altmeyer.com.