Jess Ray Davis Jr, longtime Owasso resident passed from this life on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. He was 69 years of age. Jess was born February 2, 1947 in Claremore, OK to Jess Ray and June Travis (Hatcher) Davis. He was raised and received his education in Tulsa, graduating from East Central High School. Jess then continued his education at the University of Tulsa where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business. On August 9, 1973 Jess was united in marriage to Peggy Ann Rice. To this union, twin children were born. They spent their early married life in Tulsa before moving to Owasso in 1977. Jess retired from the Williams Company, where he worked as a supervisor. In his spare time, he enjoyed geography, genealogy and crossword puzzles.
Jess is survived by his wife Peggy; children Michelle Davis of Tulsa and Jess Ray Davis, III of Owasso; his mother June Davis of Columbus, Kansas; and one sister Bunny Speer. Preceding him in death was his father, a brother Jack Davis and a sister Jan Speer.
Services for Jess will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, August 11th in the chapel of Mowery Funeral Service, Owasso. There will be no visitation. Jess will be entombed in the mausoleum of Oakhaven Memorial Gardens in Claremore. Arrangements and services have been entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com
Going to miss that gentle giant and Miss his wit.
— John Davis, Tuesday – August 9, 2016
I’m going to miss you, and this is not goodbye but, do na Da go hv I! (Until we meet again)
— Jeff Davis, Tuesday – August 9, 2016
Rest in peace, Uncle Jess..
— Jamie Robinson, Tuesday – August 9, 2016
Message Love you Brother I will miss you, Pop, Jan and Jack are there to welcome you, you are Free !!
— Bunny Speer, Tuesday – August 9, 2016
Gonna miss you uncle jack.
— Chad Speer, Tuesday – August 9, 2016
So sorry to hear of Jess passing .much love forever in our hearts you will be missed cousin
— Susan Hicks, Tuesday – August 9, 2016
Dearest Peggy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. with Love, your friend Katie from “Sister in Faith” Friendship Baptist Church.
— Katie Moss, Wednesday – August 10, 2016
I worked with Jess in the late 1980’s and have a lot of great memories of those old days. He was always there to help, and his guidance got me through some difficult situations. Jess will be missed.
— Tim Jacobson, Wednesday – August 10, 2016
Peggy, Jess & Michelle, we are so sorry about your husband and dad. Your church family is praying for you all. Thinking of you during this time!
— , Wednesday – August 10, 2016
Our deepest condolences to the family from Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.
— Randa Basler, Thursday – August 11, 2016
Mowery Funeral Service Chapel
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Thursday – August 11, 2016
Oakhaven Memorial Gardens
801 S. Normal
Claremore, OK 74017
Thursday – August 11, 2016