OREGON – Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather, Ervin J. “Jack” Davis, age 89, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at the Oregon Living and Rehab Center. He was born Feb. 24, 1929 in Martin’s Ferry, Ohio the son of Elsie and Viola (Oshinbine) Davis.
He married Mary Messer in 1964. Jack was a machinist and truck driver for Wood Brother’s in Oregon for several years. He also previously worked in the family coal mine in Glen’s Run, Ohio. Jack served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1955. He was a member of the Oregon Masonic Lodge # 420 of Oregon. Jack enjoyed being in his garage doing woodworking.
He was predeceased by his parents, son John Davis, and 9 siblings.
He is survived by his wife Mary of Oregon, son Jesse (Elaine) Davis of Davis Junction, daughter Margaret “Sissy” Roos of Chana, 2 step-sons; Retired Army Staff Sgt. Skip Lewis of Oregon, and Jeff Lewis of Oregon, 4 grandchildren; Ryan Roos, Daniel Roos, John Roos, and Ashley “Ash” Davis, Step-grandson Robin R. Bittner, Jr., and Step-granddaughter Jean Marie Bittner-Golden, 1 great grandson Matthew Roos, and 3 nieces.
Private Funeral Services held at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th Street in Oregon, IL with the Pastor David Rogula officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery. To leave a condolence visit www.farrellhollandgale.com.