Davis, James

Written by David Green.

James M. Davis, 87, of San Francisco, Calif., died Aug. 19, 2011.

He was born June 8, 1924, in Tipp City, Ohio, the son of Herman and Elizabeth (Drake) Davis.

The Davis family moved to Morenci, Mich., in August 1933. Jimmy graduated from Morenci High School in 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Nov. 7, 1942, and entered service in April 1943. He was discharged from the Army Air Corps on Dec. 13, 1945. Jimmy attended Adrian College and moved to San Francisco in June 1953. He worked for Galaxy Lighting as a salesman and manager until his retirement in 1985.

Jimmy is survived by his roommate and friend of many years, Darrel A. Bricker; and several niece and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Willis A. Davis; a half-brother, H. Ronald Davis, and a step-sister, Jean Boyer.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday.

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