Dec. 5, 1952 - Feb. 7, 2015
The family and friends of Jack L. Davis, DO are devastated by the sudden death of their loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, February 7, 2015. He was 62 years old and passed away at home. Jack was born December 5, 1952 in Hannibal, Missouri to Elmo and Ruth Davis. He had an idyllic childhood growing up in LaBelle, Missouri surrounded by lifelong friends and had an appreciation for the importance of community. He always said he had the best childhood. After medical school Jack served in the United States Air Force as a Medical Officer and served from 1981 to 1983 as a Flight Surgeon stationed in England. Later he served active duty until his honorable discharged from the USAF in 1990. Jack was in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona until moving his family to Carson City in 2000. He joined Capitol Orthopedics as a partner until 2012. He was then employed by Tahoe Fracture as an orthopedic surgeon until his death. He practiced in Carson City for over 15 years, served Carson Tahoe in a leadership capacity from 2008-2014 and was Medical Chief of Staff from 2010 - 2012. He was greatly loved and respected among the medical community. He loved astronomy and spent many evenings at the observatory at Western Nevada College. He cherished the friendships he made while studying the art of astronomy and the complexity of our universe. Always willing to give his time to the community he loved, he was a member of the Sunset Rotary Club of Carson City and president of the Nevada Medical Society. A loving husband, devoted father and proud grandfather, Jack is survived by his best friend and wife of 26 years, Linda Davis, Carson City; two daughters, Andrea Morinoue and her husband, Scott, San Diego, California, and Amy Johnson and her husband, Chris, Phoenix, Arizona. His 5 adoring grandchildren Mika (age 6), Mae (age 3), Jack (age 2), Lucy (age 2) and Nora (age 2) will forever miss their grandpa’s hugs and life lessons. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Walton’s Funeral Home, 1281 N. Roop St., Carson City. In lieu of flowers and in honor of his granddaughter Mae’s battle with Neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, the family agreed that Jack would want all donations to go to either Band of Parents (www.bandofparents.org), an organization that funds new therapies for Neuroblastoma or Mae’s Journey Fund (www.youcaring.com/maesjourney). We invite you to leave a message at the online guestbook at www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com.