August 20, 1935-August 9, 2018
John T. Davis went to be with our Lord on August 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by Jane Layer Davis, his beloved wife of 47 years; his infant son, Kevin; his parents, William C. Davis and Mary Tynan Davis; and his sister, Mary Sewell Hight. He is survived by his four brothers, Fr. Bill Davis, Robert Davis, Michael Davis, and Donald Davis; his four daughters and their husbands, Debbie and Rick Di Filippo, Beth and Gabriel Font, Laurie and Michael Fillmore, and Shannon and Layton Garrett; twelve grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. He also leaves many devoted family members and close friends.
John T. Davis was born in Austin, Texas on August 20, 1935. He graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio with a business degree. As a gifted salesman, he sold computer systems around the world. His Texas charisma and affection for people transcended language barriers and cultural differences.
John T. knew he was blessed and embraced each person he met with joy and with a compassionate, merciful heart. He encouraged and inspired others to face life’s challenges with faith and hope. John T. always reminded us that upon death we will want mercy not justice and to accept everyone with love and compassion.
John T. loved his family, family reunions, country music, five-star restaurants, honky-tonks, and airplanes. He believed one of his greatest accomplishments was flying solo and living to tell about it.
John T.’s optimism and exuberance for life will be greatly missed. John T. was a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, a member of the Holy Family Guild, the Knights of Columbus and Order of Alhambra.
John T.’s family would like to thank all who loved and ministered to John T., especially, Josh and Shantel Davis, Sam and Shannon Davis, and his dear friend, Mary Claire Cater, the nurses at Compassus Hospice, and the wonderful caregivers at the Village at Incarnate Word Retirement Community.
MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018
PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH
4201 De ZAVALA ROAD
Fr. Charlie Banks will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Village at Incarnate Word Nursing Home and Make A Wish Foundation.