Jack Lynn Davis
1932 ~ 2017

Jack Lynn Davis, 84, passed away with his loving family surrounding him, Sunday, May 14, 2017. He was most likely welcomed by his Mother on Mother’s day, what a wonderful celebration that must have been! Jack was born November 17, 1932 in Los Angeles, California to Oliver James Davis and Fonda Alida Jolley Davis. He was their only child. His parents loved him very much and made sure he had everything in life he wanted and needed. Jack graduated from George Washington High School in Los Angeles, CA. He always had great friends and relatives around that were like brothers and sisters to him. Jack was awarded a scholarship to play basketball for Arizona State University, in Tempe, AZ. Early in the season at ASU he suffered a severe knee injury. After the knee operation and recovery, Jack was called to serve in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After his Naval service, Jack was called to serve as a Missionary for the LDS Church in the French Mission (France, Switzerland and Belgium) for 2 ½ years. He loved to tell about the memories of his mission and speaking French his entire life.

Jack and Barbara met at BYU in the Knight Mangum Hall cafeteria in 1959 where she wanted to join her roommates in line in front of Jack. He was very happy to let her get in line in front of him, but gave her a bit of a teasing about butting in front of everybody, of course he took the opportunity to get better acquainted with her, and soon after, they had their first date. Jack married Barbara Dee Wilkinson in the Los Angeles Temple on Feb. 27, 1960. Jack served in student government and many clubs at BYU. Jack graduated from BYU in 1961. He was and will always be a TRUE BLUE LIFE LONG BYU COUGAR FAN.

Jack started his career in business as a Computer Programmer at NCR, in El Segundo, CA., Hughes Aircraft Co., General Electric in Phoenix, Arizona and later in sales at GE and International Management with Calcomp and General Automation. In 1976, Jack and Barbara moved to Alpine, Utah with his children to take a management position with Beehive International, but also to give his children a better opportunity to succeed. Jack was a very successful business man, he created many businesses that helped the computer industry launch. He was able to travel all over the world and always loved working and progressing in all areas of his life.

Jack served in the LDS Church faithfully and was committed to help in any capacity he was asked, most of all he will be remembered for his service as a dedicated Home Teachers and serving with Barbara as temple workers in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. Jack had a full and successful life in work, serving in the Gospel, and leading and guiding his family. Jack was admired by associates everywhere he went. His strong values and integrity was noticed by everyone. Jack Davis will be missed by many many friends and loved ones.

Jack is survived by his beautiful wife Barbara Davis, their 8 children, Scott Davis (Cindy), DeeLyn Kittell, Mike Davis (Chris), Merrianne Bullock (Geoff), Alison Nelson (Steve), Kathy Brown (Rob), Jackie Webb (Paul), Holly Strong (Casey), PLUS 40 Grandchildren, and 14 Great Grandchild with more on the way. Jack was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Mae Dee Davis (Granddaughter), Robert Max Brown (Grandson), His Parents, Oliver James and Fonda Davis, and many ancestors that he helped with their genealogy work. We will miss you Dad/Grandpa! We love you! Our Family will be Together Forever!

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Cedar Hills West LDS Stake Center Chapel, 4580 West Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah. A viewing will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 am at the church prior to services. Interment will be at the Provo City Cemetery.

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