Jack Ray Davis, 91, of Plant City, Florida passed away on December 11, 2021. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Tampa, Florida from Atlanta, Georgia in 1942.
If you were to ask Jack how he felt about his life he would say he had a great life. He was a master Carpenter by trade, was very talented yet very resourceful when it came to providing for his family. Early in his life he made his way as a commercial fisherman. years later he opened his own business and named it A-1 Cooling Tower and repair service. Jack had 8 children and 2 stepchildren. He enjoyed spending time with his kids as much as possible and often spoke of those times.
He loved the outdoors, being on the water, fishing, skiing, hunting and playing golf. Jack was all about family and loved get together for fun and barbecue's. He retired around 1992 and traveled around the country with his wife Gerda for several months at a time and even traveled to Germany. After traveling they bought a crab route on the Chassahowitska River and ran it for several years, then sold it only to start a mowing business that consist of about 75 yards a month in their retirement park in Plant City, this continued into their late 80's.
He is preceded in death by his parents John Henry Davis Sr. and Lois Estelle Davis and last wife Gerda Davis, four brothers Robert (Buddy), John Henry Jr., George and Fred and sister Mary Juanita.
He is survived by his brothers, Ed and Gary Davis; stepsons Bryan Rubright and family, Ron Rubright, his wife and family; his sons, Ken Davis, his wife and family, Dewayne Davis, his wife and family, Daryl Davis, his wife and family and Shawn Davis, his wife and family; daughters, Brenda Boatright, her husband and family, Violet Rozanski and family, Audrey Vinson and family and Denora Bryant, her husband and family; twenty five grandchildren and fifty one great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
Jack was a member of First Baptist Church of Plant City. On March 18, 2018 he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior, was Baptized on March 25th, and his life would forever be changed.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to First Baptist Church of Plant City, Florida on behalf of Jack R Davis.