John Monroe Davis

August 25, 1970 - February 1, 2014

08/25/1970 - 02/01/2014

John Monroe Davis, 43 of Shadyside, Ohio died Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire, Ohio.

He was born August 25, 1970 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania a son of the late Harvey and Pearl Breon Davis.

John was a paramedic and ophthalmic assistant for Hal Leeper, MD, PhD. His most important and loved title was that of dedicated father and husband. He graduated in 1988 from Bellefonte High School; he was a twenty year veteran of the Shadyside Fire Department and OR & W Fire District serving as a fire captain, firefighter and paramedic and a member of the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church in Shadyside, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Larry Davis and a brother-in-law, John Diehl.

Surviving are his wife, Jamie Jarrett Davis, their adoring son, Dokes Jarrett “DJ” Davis, eight brothers and sisters, Bill Kathy Davis of Milesburg, PA, Mitz Russ Gates of Bellefonte, PA, Katie Diehl of Roanoke, VA, Bob Linda Davis of Bellefonte, PA, James Betty Davis of Julian, PA, Richard Davis of Unionville, PA, Violet Barry Walk of Wingate, PA and Mark Brenda Davis of Moose Run, PA. Also his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carol and Jim Jarrett; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jimmy Joe and Donna Gulla Jarrett and niece, Hanna; special aunts and uncles, Linda and John Shaver, Sharon and Pat Singleton, Karen and Rundy Hagans and Carole Bloom; special cousins, Holly, Robert and Corey; Dr. Hal and Ann Leeper and many special nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and special family and friends.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio on Tuesday from 2 to 8 pm where services will be held on Wednesday at 11 am with Rev. Randy Weaver officiating. Last Alarm and Fire Bell Ceremony will be conducted at 12 Noon at the OR & W Fire Station.

The OR & W Fire District will conduct services on Tuesday at 7 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the OR & W Fire District 4210 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio 43947 or the Dokes Jarrett Davis Educational Fund c/o Huntington Bank, 4105 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio 43947.

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Patty Janiszewski
7 years ago

Dearest Jamie & D.J., I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I just found out and I am so sorry that I was unable to attend his services to be there for you and D.J. John was a beautiful person, I had many wonderful times in your home with all of you as a family. My prayers have been said for all of you and I will continue to keep you in my prayers. If there is anything that I can be there for you for Jamie, please don’t hesitate to call me. Love, prayers and Blessings.

Marlyn C. Marling
7 years ago

Dearest Jamie and Family of John, you won’t know me, Jamie might have met me once or twice or heard John mention my son and myself and dog “Baby”. We live up by the park and met John when he found Sparky. I knew John was the kind of person I admire and like. When we had the dogs out for a walk in the park he talked about Jamie and her work and schooling, his winters where he grew up and we surely discussed our brothers and sisters as I had 8 siblings. When you got pregnant it was imperitive that you buy your house and John was so gung-ho. At the time you moved John was still bringing Sparky up though it was getting harder and harder for John to get Sparky to move. John would go on and on about the remodling he was doing and wished I had come down at some point to see but didn’t. We’ve lost touch but when I got a phone call from my daughter about John I was truely stunned. He was someone God meant us to be. I am thankful that I knew him albeit briefly. God bless you all.

Dawn Graham
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you Jamie and your family. May he rest in peace. :

Rebecca Bier
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. John was a great guy. He done my trauma assessment when I was in EMT school. He was tough but it was only because he wanted us to know what we were doing. He will be missed by MANY all up and down the riverfront. Powhatan EMS

Shirley Petrone
7 years ago

I am so very sorry for this great loss to you, your family, friends and acquaintenances. May God hold him in His loving embrace. May faith and wonderful memories sustain you through this tradegy.

terri/dj hoge
7 years ago

its so sad that this so sorry for your loss

7 years ago


Terry Myers
7 years ago

Jamie and family,

We are sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful, kind, and amazing person. He always placed all others before himself. He will always be there in the wonderful memories we have of him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Terry and Sue Myers and family

Bellefonte, PA

Vicki Widmor
7 years ago

Jamie I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you for guidance and strength to help you through this.

Erica Icenhower
7 years ago

Jamie so profoundly sorry for your loss. There are no words. Prayers for you, DJ and family.

Tammy Jacovetty
7 years ago

Jamie, D.J. and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Cried my eyes out for you this morning when I got the call. Not only one unfinished life, but three. Please take care. You are in our thoughts. Tammy Jacovetty and Fmily

Brenda Anzak
7 years ago

Jamie, DJ and Family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish there was a way for me to take away your pain but I know that is impossible. Please know that I am praying very hard for God to wrap his loving arms around all of you and carry you through this horrible time. I will always be here for you and DJ Jamie, I love you both very much. Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers. God has gained an amazing angel and he will be watching over all of you for eternity <3

Debra Metcalf Landis
7 years ago

Jamie, DJ and family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Although I no longer live in Shadyside, nor did I have the privilege of knowing John, Shadyside residents stick together, we pray together, we grieve together. You have my deepest sympathies.

Christine Barnett
7 years ago

Jamie, DJ, and Family,

I am so sorry for you loss john was an amazing man, husband, father and friend. He was an inspiration for a lot of people My prayers and Thoughts are with u and DJ and the rest of the family I Love You all so much.

Denise Bell
7 years ago

Jamie, I am so sorry for your loss. Words can’t begin to describe how I wish you and DJ didn’t have to go through this! I am sorry I can’t make it in for the services, but please know you have been & will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs to you Friend! Please give my condolences to both your and John’s families as well. They are also in my prayers!

Debbie Eddy
7 years ago

Jamie, I am so sorry to hear about John. He was a wonderful person and I will miss seeing him at the Clinic. I know how much he adored DJ. and I hope you will find peace.

Matt Workman
7 years ago

Jamie, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know condolences are very hard to express with words – I will be thinking about you and DJ.

Becky Keane
7 years ago

Jamie, I am very sorry for your loss. May God guide you and give you strength in the coming days ahead. Prayers are being sent to you at this time.

Wendy Williams
7 years ago

Jamie, please accept my deepest sympathy for you and your family. My heart breaks for you and your son. Thoughts and prayers to you and your baby boy.

Chuck&Anita Wiley
7 years ago

Jamie, we were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. What a loss for you&DJ & your families and for Shadyside. His many contributions to so many people will always be remembered. Our prayers are for all of you to find strength in the love he gave you. God Bless you always

Missy Wiles Leonard
7 years ago

Jamie,DJ and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss.John was an amazing guy, loving husband, awesome dad to DJ and a great friend. I pray that you all find comfort and peace and know that John will always be with you in your hearts.

Love and Prayers to you all

Dick Coburn
7 years ago

John I did not know you all that well but I remember the time I was at Dr. Leeper,s office and you took care of me. I knew then your heart was a big one and you were so easy to talk to. I only wish I hat taken the time to know you more. I know you’ll be dearly missed. Rest in peace John.

misty kanyuch
7 years ago

John was a good man and a great firefighter its heartbreaking to have heard what had happened prayers are sent to his family. and friends. John rushed to our house when he was called cause my daughter was just a baby and had bad acid reflux and her eyes rolled in back of her head. and john was there to help us out. thank you john you will be missed

michelle duncan
7 years ago

John was such a nice man. I remember the christmas gift exchanges at the Workmans, cook outs, etc. He always made me feel welcome in the family. So sad to hear he is gone.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of John Monroe Davis, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete. I thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

John Monroe Davis, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

james turick
7 years ago

My prayers and thoughts are u and your family in this time of need God will help u through the rough roads ahead

Karen Hagans
7 years ago

No words can describe this loss… you John

Aunt Dana & Uncle Curtis
7 years ago

Our dear Jamie,

Please remember you and DJ are in our prayers, and also remember what I told you yesterday: John will never leave you….he will be in your heart forever honey…..

Tom & Candy Hart
7 years ago

Our love and prayers go out to you, DJ and your family. John was a sweet, kind, gentle man who loved you dearly. He will be missed by many who loved him.

Jim, Betty and Kaylee Davis
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jamie, DJ and the family. Our hearts have been broken, but we all need to take one day at a time. He will forever live in our hearts and the memories of John will keep him close to us. Yes, John, you are now with your Dad and Mom. You are with your older brother Larry, Grandma Breon and your cousin Tyler Davis. We will see you again. We love you and will miss you tremendously, but forever in our hearts.

Bonnie& Dennis Brooks
7 years ago

Prayers for you & DJ & all who loved John so very much. I am thankful to have gotten to know you ,Jamie & witnessing the love, honor and high regard you shared with him. You two had something many never have a chance to see let alone feel. God Blessed your union with your baby boy you both loved and have cherished from before he was in your arms. I am so thankful you two had one another & have DJ in common to remain with such a loving mother to always let him know & feel the love John his daddy had for him while walking with the two of you. I know he will never stop watching out for you both. Always your guardian angel.Gone way too soon from this earth. Godspeed.

Christine Craig
7 years ago

Rest in peace John. See you on the other side in heaven.

Cheryl A Imperata
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss. John was such a kind man. He and I worked at the Clinic together, in different departments, when ever I would see him he always had a kind word. He will sadly be missed by everyone.

Cindy Gates Corell
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and DJ and his whole family.He’s an angel in the loving arms of his mom and dad now.

suzanne lucas
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss. My mom Trudy Uhazy and I got to know John through his job at Dr. Leepers. He was such a kind man, always made mom comfortable during her visits. He always made us laugh. He truly loved his wife and son. He will be missed.

Kelli Eckley
7 years ago

Sorry for your loss. John and I graduated together. Growing up we were in our church youth group and had lots of good memories. Always a happy fun person. He will be missed!

Kenny Grimes
7 years ago

Sorry to hear about John: Its been a long time since ICM school of Business since we seen each other. Wishing you & your family the sincerest sympathy from a brother of the shield. May god bless you & your family in this time..

Mary Beth Tennant
7 years ago

To all of John’s loved ones,

I am so sorry. My last conversation with John, was the day after my mom passed. He had his son by his side and was such a proud father. John was a good man. So Very Sorry,

Lynn Emery
7 years ago

To Jamie, DJ and family,

So very sorry for your loss. Please know

you are all in our thoughts and prayers. John

was truly a good man, friend, and neighbor.

Hearing of his passing saddened us deeply.

He will be greatly missed. Please accept our

Heartfelt Sympathy.

Lynn, Bobby & Colby

Josh Crumbley
7 years ago

We joined the SFD at the same time. I learned alot from John. The best of the best. If you were in the back of the squad and things were looking bad, you were just glad he was there. Rest in peace, brother, gonna miss you.