Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of James Patrick Davis
James (Buck) Patrick Davis, 85 of Reading, PA formerly of South Waverly, PA passed away with his daughter by his side at Maidencreek Place on May 31, 2019.
He was born on February 8th, 1934 in Old Forge, PA the son of the later Walter and Grace (Quick) Davis.
James was a Veteran of the U.S. army, serving during the Korean Conflict and a long-time employee of Ingersoll Rand in Athens, PA.
Buck was an avid fisherman and loved to camp and travel to Canada to fish. When he wasn’t fishing he could be found bowling, playing darts or reading Westerns! Jim’s greatest pleasure was his grandchildren. From rocking them as infants and chasing them as toddlers, camping, sitting through soccer games and dance recitals, to the pride of their college graduations, they were his priority.
James was a former member of both the VFW and the American Legion.
He is predeceased in 2006 by Marjorie, his wife of 49 years; father Walter Davis; mother Grace Quick Davis Cooper; and siblings, Delores (Deedle) Walutis, Blanche (Rose) Claire, Kathleen (Snook) Campbell, and Robert (Bob) Davis.
James is survived by his daughter Diana McNamara and son-in-law Robert McNamara of Wyomissing, PA; grandson Daniel McNamara of Boston, MA and granddaughter Jessica McNamara of Wyomissing, PA; his beloved cat Mattie; sister Nina Lane, brother Walter Davis and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may call on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Reverend James Donahoo officiating.
A private burial will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda, PA.
Memorial donations may be made in James’ memory to:
Grey Muzzle Manor Sanctuary
57A Kutz Road
Fleetwood, PA 19522
In the last few years Buck got much pleasure and companionship from his senior dog Sadie and his cat Mattie. Grey Muzzle Manor is a sanctuary for senior and hospice pets. These pets are part of animal assisted therapy in mental health treatment.