John “Johnny” Davis, Sr.

Ware Shoals – John “Johnny” R. Davis, Sr., 83, widower of Patricia Lane Mayfield Davis, of Woodlawn Drive, died Friday, September 9, 2022 at his home.

Born in Due West, he was a son of the late Ira Lee and Nora Elizabeth Ashley Davis. He attended Calvary Baptist Church and proudly served the United States Navy for 8 years aboard the U.S.S. Ticonderoga. He was a member and Past Master of the Ware Shoals Lodge # 306 A.F.M. Johnny retired from Tyco Healthcare after 40 years of service. After retirement, he was employed as a train engineer for the City of Simpsonville at Heritage Park entertaining children for many years.

Surviving are his son, John R “Robbie” Davis, Jr. (Stephanie) of Fountain Inn, and the loves of his life, granddaughters, Kelsey Harp (Desmond) of Piedmont and Alyssa Edge (Michael) of Rochester, MN, and great grandson Davis Sanders Harp of Piedmont.

He also leaves behind a brother Gerald Davis (Barbara) of Irmo; a sister Tina Allen (Jim) of Whitmire; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Johnny was pre-deceased by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Mayfield Davis, an infant son Tony Ray Davis; brothers Billy Davis, Donnie Davis, Jackie Davis and his beloved dog JoJo.

Graveside Services with Military and Masonic Rites will be held at 1 P.M. on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with Jim Allen officiating.

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends from 11:30 to 12:30 on Tuesday at Parker-White Funeral Home, Ware Shoals, prior to the service. The family wishes to give a special thanks to caregivers, Roberta and Ashley for the love and care you provided to Johnny and Patsy. You both hold a special place in our family’s heart. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 West Ferris Road, Greenville, SC 29605. Online condolences may be made at

Service Details

  • Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  • Time: 1 PM
  • Place: Graveside
  • Cemetery: Greeenwood Memorial Gardens
  • Visitation: 11:30 to 12:30 Tuesday at Parker-White Funeral Home, Ware Shoals, prior to the service
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