Perry G. Davis, 64 of Jackson, Ohio formerly of Stockdale, Ohio passed away Friday, September 17, 2021 after a two year battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Zena Steinhauer Davis of Stockdale, Ohio.
Perry is survived by his wife, Marsha Sollars Davis of 44 years; sons, PJ (Jess) of West Portsmouth, Jeff (Dana) of Jackson, Greg of Jackson, and a daughter, Tiffany (Jason) Jones of Beaver. He was the proud Pap to six grandchildren, Elizabeth (Wesley) Hawkins, Dakota Davis, Drake Davis, Alexis Davis, Aubrey Jones, and Dylan Jones; one great granddaughter, Eliana Hawkins, and one brother, Gregg (Bridget) Davis of Jackson.
Perry was an Army veteran, former Corrections Officer, EMT, and driver for Jackson Transportation. He was a 1975 graduate of Eastern High School in Beaver, Ohio.
Perry loved people, never meeting a stranger. He could talk with anyone and lived his life to the fullest. Helping someone in need was a joy for him. Perry never gave up because “can’t” was not a part of his vocabulary. Hardly ever missing school or work because he loved being part of the business of life.
He was part of the drama club in school and sang the national anthem before one basketball game.
Perry’s philosophy was from a speech of Robert F. Kennedy “some men see things as they are, and say why. I dream of things that never were, and say why not”.
Perry’s family would like to give special thanks to Perry’s cancer treatment team and treatment doctor at OSU. Also to RN’s Mikalyn and Kat and NP Shaina at OSU ICU. Deraiche RN of Jackson Holzer ER and also the staff at SOMC Hospice of Portsmouth, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to SOMC Hospice Cancer Center, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662 or Disabled American Veterans, 170 Pearl Street, Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Ronnie Hines officiating. Burial will be at Stockdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.
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