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James "Jim" W Davis

September 14, 1947 — June 1, 2020

James “Jim” W. Davis, 72, owner of Jim Davis A/C of Marion, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020.

Jim was born September 14, 1947, to William Edsel Davis and Mary Elizabeth Davis (Transue) in Smith Center, Kansas.  Jim graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School in 1965 and completed Technical School with two certifications in Engineering and HVAC.  He was a Sergeant in the US Army during the Vietnam War as a Radio Teletype.  On May 17, 1969, Jim married Jannette Penner in Olathe, Kansas.  After some time, Jim settled his family in Marion, Kansas and proceeded to build his family. 

Jim was a life member of the local VFW and served as the Commander in Chief the last few years.  He also served 42 years with Marion Fire Department, where he ended his career there as the Assistant Fire Chief.  Jim had a private pilot license and loved to fly in his Cherokee plane and his ultra-light around Marion County, and many times beyond.

His father, William E. Davis preceded him in death.  His loving family includes his wife, Jannette “Jan” Davis of the home; his mother, Mary Davis of Bashor, Kansas; sons, William H. Davis of Aurora, Colorado, James Davis (spouse Betsy Davis) of Halstead, Kansas; daughters, Michele Seadeek of Marion, Jamie Davis (spouse Brian Penning) of Defiance, Missouri, Jessica Euwer (spouse Derek Euwer) of Burrton, Kansas; and nine grandchildren. 

Service will be held at Davis Homestead at 2224 Gilham Rd, Marion, Kansas on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 at 11:00 A.M.

Memorials may be directed to the Marion Fire Department, Marion, Kansas in care of Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, P.O. Box 96, Marion, Kansas 66861.  Please sign his online guest book and leave a memory of Jim at

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. John Lutheran Church-Lyon Creek

2124 KS-4, Herington, KS 67449

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