Thursday, October 8, 2020

John P. Davis (October 3, 2020)

John P. Davis age 64, of Versailles passed away at 2:47 AM on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

John was born January 24, 1956, in Sidney to the late Orva & Catherine (Larger) Davis. In addition to his parents, John was also preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas, Steve and Lawrence Davis; and mother-in-law, Florence Smith.

John is survived by his wife, Karen (Smith) Davis whom he married November 6, 1976; children, Eric & Paula Davis of Naples, Florida, Julie & Mike Thornhill of Ansonia, Angie & Bryon Barhorst of Bradford and Jenn & Jason Gray of Greenville; grandchildren, Brandon Thornhill, Kyle Thornhill, Nick Thornhill, Aeryn Barhorst and Cailyn Barhorst; brother, Bruce Davis of Piqua; sisters, Theresa D’Innocenzo of Milford, Massachusetts and Karen Belton of Valrico, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

John retired from Clopay in Russia and Troy with over 30 years of service. John was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles; Knights of Columbus Council #1756; 4th Degree Knights of Columbus St. Gaspar Del Bufalo Assembly and St. Vincent de Paul Transportation Ministry. John was a former member of the Versailles Marching Band Pit Crew. John served as a Lector in the Catholic Church since the age 16 and was a Distributor. John served on the Versailles Life Squad as a driver and basic EMT for over 10 years. John enjoyed camping, bowling, pitching horseshoes, reading good books, spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren in programs and sports activities.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Thursday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. A Prayer Service will be conducted by the Knights of Columbus Council #1756 Wednesday, at 7:45 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Transportation Ministry P.O. Box 304 Versailles, OH 45380. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the family is encouraging masking and social distancing. Condolences for the family may be expressed through