Jeffrey E. ‘Jeff’ Davis, age 59, of Lima passed away peacefully Sunday,
March 5, 2023, at his residence. He was born November 26, 1963, in Lima
to Eugene Wesley and Ann (Paull) Davis. His father preceded him in
death Jan. 13, 2020, and mother survives in Lima. Jeff married Joyce
Marie Hunt Dec. 19, 1992, and she survives in Lima.
Jeff was a 1982 graduate of Perry High School and Apollo Joint
Vocational School. He was an installer for Sidney Electric and had been
a lay pastor for Rockport and Beaverdam United Methodist Churches. He
was a former volunteer firefighter and EMT for Perry Fire Department.
Jeff was a fan of the Cleveland Browns, NASCAR and the Columbus Blue
Jackets. He was an avid bowler and was a member of the Thursday night
league at Westgate. Jeff was known for his smoked meats and for being a
Bourbon enthusiast. Jeff was a loving and dedicated husband, father and
grandfather and son.
Additional survivors include children: Danielle (Cagney Slygh) Davis of
Lima, Sam (Liz Malek) Davis of Dayton and Sydney (Dylan Byers) Davis of
Aurora, CO; a granddaughter Harper Quinn Clabaugh of Lima; sister Debbie Pierce of Lima;
several nieces and nephews; in-laws: Roy (Irene) Hunt of Lima, Denny
(Theresa) Hunt of Lima and Missy (Darren) Eutsler of Wapak.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Rachel Ann Davis and
grandparents: William (Mable) Paull and Cecil (Lenore) Davis.
The family will receive friends Friday, March 10 from 10 to 1 and 3 to 8
at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral service will
be 9 am Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Christopher
Heckaman officiating. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery,
Memorial contributions may be given to the family for a college fund for
Harper, his granddaughter.