John Howard Davis of Olathe died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at his home. He was 75.
Mr. Davis was born Oct. 5, 1936, to Lloyd and Sara (Dorris) Davis in Norwood. He spent his childhood in Norwood, graduating from Norwood High School in 1954. As a teenager he worked in the locker for his father and on the Horace Joseph Ranch.
He married Linda Swartz. They had four children. He later married Linda Scott.
Mr. Davis worked for the Colorado State Highway Department for 35 years. He lived in Eagle, Gunnison, Montrose and Olathe. He would butcher deer and elk for friends on the barter system. He raised chickens, turkeys, rabbits, pigs and cattle.
He participated in Boy Scout 50-mile hikes with his sons, and was active in the Rod and Gun Club. He shot competitive pistol, taught hunter safety and was a member of Montrose Elks #1053 for many years. He was a member and past master of several Masonic Lodges, Norwood #111, Telluride #56, Delta #62, Olathe #157 and Black Hawk #11. He announced rodeos for several years.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife Linda; three sons, Larry and his wife Nancy, Kirk and his wife Winnie, and Scott; a daughter and her husband, Charlotte "Char" and Michael; four grandchildren, Alissa, Sienna, Adam and Emma; a great-grandson, William James; a brother, Wayne; and a sister, Norma.
He was preceded in death by a stepsister, Susie Seevers.
A graveside service with Masonic honors was held June 5 at Norwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Linda Davis for the John Howard Davis Scholarship Fund, c/o Bank of Colorado, 500 U.S. Hwy. 50, Olathe, CO 81425.
Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory in Montrose handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus