9/08/2014 – Jackie K. Davis, LaFargeville

Mr. Jackie (Jack) K. Davis, age 65, died Friday at his residence, where he was under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County. A memorial service will be at 10am Friday, Sept. 12th, at the Life Church of the Nazarene on Thompson Blvd. in Watertown with the Reverend Chad Clardie officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Jack was born May 14, 1949, in Kyoto, Japan, the son of Claude and Kazu Miura Davis. He graduated from Carthage High School and Eastern Nazarene College in Massachusetts.

On August 14, 1971, he married the former Karen Compton in Richmond Virginia.

He retired in 2005, after 33 years of teaching as an elementary school teacher, at LaFargeville Central School, where he was also the girls basketball and softball coach.

Jack was a member of the NYS Teacher’s Union, and a member of the Life Church of the Nazarene in Watertown.

He enjoyed fishing, playing games, and especially spending time with his family.

Surviving besides is wife Karen and his mother Kazu is a daughter, Amy (Andrew) Nase of Quakertown, PA; one son Adam (Alison) of Turnersville, NJ; two grandchildren, Amanda and Luke Davis; three sisters, Chris (William) Lighthall of Mexico, NY, Ginny Davis of Oswego, and Lisa (Phil) Krey of Conklin, NY; nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in his name to the Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Rd., Watertown, NY 13601.


  1. Janelle & Peter Segouin Posted

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Peter and I were fortunate to have Mr. Davis as our 4th grade teacher at LaFargeville. He was an exceptionally nice man and wonderful teacher. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

  2. Shirley Moore Posted

    Dear Karen…Lifting you and the family up to GOD’s comforting care. HE will see you through this journey. Loss is difficult for us but hope in eternity reigns in our hearts, knowing the word we stand on is true. With fond memories of fellowship with you & Jack, Sincerely, Shirley

  3. marie clark Posted

    So sorry for your loss.he was a wonderful teacher.he is out of pain rip Jack.

  4. Maria & Don Donovan Posted

    So sorry to hear of the pasting away of your dear husband .Enjoyed knowing him and having him teach our daughter, many years ago.

  5. Tom French Posted

    So sad to hear of Mr. Davis’s passing. Coming into 4th grade, he was the first teacher that treated us as if we were young adults, and not children. “Okay, People…” And he taught me how to play chess. I have many fond memories of life in his class. Thank you Mr. Davis!

  6. Karen & Family
    I was saddened to read of Jack’s passing and I am sorry for your loss.
    I remember Jack as a real nice guy.
    A former classmate/CCS/1967

  7. Cindy shuler Posted

    I was saddened to hear of Mr.Davis passing.He was my 4th grade teacher.I admired him very much.May his family find comfort in all your memories of a great man.

  8. Darren Shelley Posted

    I heard of Mr.Davis passing, but did not want to accept it was true. I not only knew Jack from taking classes while in 4th grade. But I worked with him at Eiss Brothers. Just weird how God always.takes the.good people first. To the Davis Family, I send condolences from my family. Mr. Davis will always be looking down on all of his students, making sure we use what he taught us.

  9. Bob & Marge Pulkkinen Posted

    Dear Karen, Amy, Adam and family: So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. We remember him as a quiet, but steady and faithful man of God. We know this leaves a big hole in your lives. May God bring you strength as you learn how to go on without Jack but with the presence of the One who has found victory over death and the grave.

  10. Francis Winters Posted

    So very sorry for your loss. Enjoyed our talks at the post office. I know you and the Planks enjoyed coming to the Clipper for your annual dinner. If there is anything you need, plz do not hesitate to ask.

  11. Mark & Yvonne Getman Posted

    So sorry to hear about Mr. Davis. He was my 4th grade teacher as well. An awesome teacher who treated young kids as adults. What a great man he was. I will never forget the summer trip to Lake Bonaparte!!! Thanks for everything you did Mr. Davis. You were one of LCS’ finest!!!

  12. Jennifer (Drake) Parenti Posted

    Dear Ms. Davis and family,
    I am saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Davis.
    He was a very kind man and will never be forgotten.
    I will keep you all in my prayers.
    God Bless

  13. Josephine and Mike Adams Posted

    Mike and I enjoyed teaching with Jack and are saddened by his early passing.

  14. Hi Karen,
    I am very sorry to hear about the home going of Jack. I remember him as a good friend at E.N.C. He and you made a very nice couple at college. May the Lord Jesus give you His peace during this time of your great loss.

  15. Bill Nielson Posted

    I just heard of Jack’s death. What a great and kind man he was. I lost touch with him through the years, but am deeply saddened by his passing. May God bless you, Karen, in these days of transition and new beginnings.

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