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“Condolences from the Davis/Willis family. Praying for you guys in this difficult time. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Sarah Davis/Willis - Little Rock, AR

“So very sorry to hear of your loss, Rone. This is the 1st I've heard. He was a phenominal man and missed by many that he inspired. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Tonie Pettit - Leo, IN

“Bob and I are so sorry for Jimmy's passing! He was a wonderful man and friend to Bob. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Karen and Bob Jennings - TX

“Sending prayers to Jim's family during this difficult time! May God bless you and help you to remember all the good times. He was a wonderful...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Laura Tomlinson - Fort Wayne, IN

“Rone, so sorry for you and your families loss,Jim was an awesome man with a great smile and always a friendly word,he will be missed. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Jack McCullough

“My heart breaks for the entire Davis family. I hope and pray that our Heavenly Father will hold you close and keep you strong during this time. But...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“I knew Jim from his Q-Ball days. My best friend Danielle worked for him. As I hung out with my friend there, I was able to get to know Jim and his...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Joni Cox (Leitch) - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jan & Family, So sorry for your loss, Jimmy was one of Mom's favorite. Prayers for all.Ken, Ernie & JR Carter ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Ken Carter - Valdosta, GA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I have known Jim the majority of my life and I'm going to miss him very much. I think I'm going to miss his contagious...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Jenny Ceccanese - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jan, I have no words. My heart breaks for you. Know that you are in my prayers. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Susie Hague - Fort Wayn, IN

“I am so sorry for your loss. I played pool with Jim and Mark, what seems a long time ago, out of Quincy's. He was a special person and taught me so...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Wendy Henkel - Fishers, IN

“Jan, I'm so sorry. You and Jim have been very special to me for many years. Jim was in my very first RCIA class. I also instructed Mikel at St....Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Kay Matasky - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss. May you draw close to our loving God by reading his word, and find comfort in the hope he gives us all of seeing our loved...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“JanetI am so sorry to hear of your loss of Jim. We just got to know you this summer when we moved to the lake and have enjoyed our lakeside chats. ...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Rone, Cindy and all of the Davis family - Our condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Maureen & Richard Sage ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: A friend


James (Jim) Davis, 78, died Friday, September 22, 2017 at Parkview Heart Institute in Fort Wayne, Indiana after heart bypass surgery. Jim was born in Little Rock, Arkansas October 7, 1938 to the late George and Betty Davis.
Jim served in the Army for 3 years as a Traffic Analyst in Germany. He will be buried with Military Honors.
Jim worked in the Hotel and Restaurant business in Alabama, Arkansas, North and South Carolina and Tennessee. He moved to Fort Wayne in 1983 to manage Bandido's restaurants and Jimmie's Pizza Inns as Vice President, Operations. He also managed Club Olympia and the Elks Lodge. Jim and Mark Bonahoom opened Omar's Grill A-Fare, a unique steak house where you or the chef could grill your steak over an open grill. He also owned several children's game rooms under the names Quincy's and Q-Ball. He retired at 62. Jim participated in Valley Pool Leagues.
Jim was quite the character with his own unique colorful sayings. For example, "it's a frog strangler" during a severe thunderstorm. He went spelunking with Mikel in Boy Scouts and swore he would never go in another cave. Jim worked at a marina with his parents on Lakes Ouachita and Maumelle in Arkansas when he was in college. He and his brother cleaned and helped the fisherman launch their boats. Jim fished tournaments in his younger days and could always find fish when others couldn't. He enjoyed relaxing with neighbors and fishing on Lake Hamilton, playing pool in leagues, tournaments and playing "Sorry" with his grand girls, Caelyn, Hali and Teagan. He sang in the choir at St. John's this year.
Jim is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jan (LaRoy); his sons, Jimmy, George (Dawn), Mikel (Michele) and Rone (Cindy); grandchildren, KC Kelly (Andrew), Joel, Nick, Caelyn, Hali and Teagan Davis. Great grandchildren are Layla, Miki and Connor Kelly and an aunt, Birdie Mae Hackney. There are many cousins in Arkansas, Georgia and Florida and nieces and nephews in Arkansas.
His father, George, died in 1979, brother William (Bill) Davis died in 1997 and his mother, Betty C. Davis died in April, 2017 just before her 100th birthday.
You may make memorial donations to St. John the Baptist Church's capital campaign in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, September 29, 2017,10:30 am, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4525 Arlington Ave. Fort Wayne with Father Andrew Budzinski officiating with one hour of calling prior to the Mass. Calling at - D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Avenue, Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm with a Rosary at 6:00 pm. Burial in Catholic Cemetery- Fort Wayne. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com