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Maj. John Wesley "JW" Davis

January 18, 1940 - April 2, 2021

John Wesley Davis, age 81, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021, due to pancreatic cancer.

The memorial service will be held at Shuler Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Reverend Donald Freeman of Bearwallow Baptist Church will be officiating.

J.W. was born in Georgetown, SC, to the late James Goldie Davis and the late Edith H. Ethridge Davis. The family later moved to Andrews, SC in 1950 where he grew up.

After high school graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army and completed a tour in Vietnam. He earned his College Degree while serving and retired after 20 years in the military. He then retired from a second career as engineer and VP of radio and television stations.

J.W. became active in Oasis Shrine Club after moving to Hendersonville, was recognized as an Outstanding Shriner and served as President in 2015. He also served as Deacon of Bearwallow Baptist Church in Gerton, NC.

J.W. is preceded in death by his older brother, James G. Davis. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Patricia A. (Perley) Davis, and his three daughters – Bonnie L. Davis Dennis, Teresa G. Davis Glass, and Susan F. Davis Oliver.

He is also survived by six grandchildren, family and friends.

In life he tried, succeeded, and was loved and respected by all who knew him.

In death he is joining family, friends and others who believe in GOD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fuzzy Faces Refuge, PO Box 601, Clayton, NC 27528 or donate online at The family of J.W. Davis wishes to thank his Shrine brothers, Bearwallow Baptist Church, and Shuler Funeral Home for their support at this time.

Bearwallow Baptist Church will be serving dinner under the covered porch of Mud Creek Baptist Church’s Mission Impact Center in Hendersonville after the memorial service for family and close friends.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm


Kirby Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home

125 Orr's Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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