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Jon D. Davis
Jon D. DavisPheasantJon D. Davis, 76, of Richwood died peacefully Monday evening, May 7, 2018 with his loving and devoted family by his side. He was born February 12, 1942 on the family farm to the late D.K. and Lucille (Livingston) Davis. He was also preceded in death by a brother, R. Don Davis.

On July 17,1965, he married the love of his life, the former Brenda Bumgarner at the Richwood First Baptist Church and she died March 11, 2017.

Jon graduated from Richwood High School Class of 1960 and attended The Ohio State University for one year.  He joined the Army Reserves in 1962 while working full time at Davis-Hughes Hardware in Richwood.  In 1968, the Davis family started Ken Davis & Sons farrier supply business, where he was co-owner with his father and 2 brothers.  While at Ken Davis & Sons he traveled to many racetracks and the Amish country to deliver horseshoes, making many lifelong friends. He retired from the business in 2004.

Jon also enjoyed serving on various community boards and organizations.  He was Secretary of the Farrier Industry Association, President of the Civic Center Board, Treasurer and member of Pheasants Forever Union County Chapter #535, and a member of Richwood Gun and Game Club.  He was a man of great faith, he served as Treasurer and on other various church committees of The Richwood First United Methodist Church, where he was a devoted member.

He was proud of many things, especially his 3 daughters, 2 sons-in-law and 4 grandchildren.  He loved being there to support them in whatever they were doing. Papa Jon shared his love of the outdoors with all of them by spending time fishing, hunting, clay target shooting, and hosting many family campfires on the farm. Other family traditions were Saturday Ohio State tailgate parties, watching horse races at Scioto Downs, and camping trips.

Later in life, he and Brenda enjoyed traveling to many State Fairs from Maine to Nebraska, and the county fairs in Ohio. They were season ticket holders of OSU Women’s Basketball, attended Bluegrass Festivals, and enjoyed bird watching. He especially enjoyed hunting trips to Iowa and fishing trips to Canada.

Surviving are his three daughters, Gina Davis, Richwood; Kathy (Mike) Karcher, Marysville; Krista (Keith) Salyer, Richwood; four grandchildren, Katelyn and Riley Karcher; Gavin and Griffin Salyer; a brother, Robert K. Davis, Boulder, CO; a sister, Anne (Russ) Hahn, St. Joe, MI; sisters-in-law, Connie (Joe) Isler, Prospect, Anita Davis, Richwood and  two brothers-in-law, Ned (Terry) Bumgarner, Columbia, SC and Ben (Pam) Bumgarner, Richwood; nephews and nieces, Cindy Schory, Dean (Ginny) Davis, Scott (LouAnn) Davis, David (Tracy) Davis, Chanin (Chad) Lowe, Debbie (Philip Ryan) Davis, Leslie (Pancho Hansen) Davis, Robin (Tom) Halnon, Russ Hahn (deceased), Mike Hahn, Gary (Julie) Hahn, Jason (Mandy) Swartz, Nathan (Teresa) Swartz, Traci (Craig) Simo, Stefanie (John) Castles, Neal (Stephanie) Bumgarner, Brook (Derek) Lowe, Luke Bumgarner, Kirby (Jason) Rowe, Paige (Justyn) Clevenger, Autumn Bumgarner,; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday May 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church, Richwood with Pastor Joe Rhea officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood.

Memorial Gifts may be made to the Richwood First United Methodist Church at 18 S. Fulton St. Richwood, Ohio 43344, Union County Pheasants Forever #535 c/o Harley Jerew 20 E. Bomford St. Richwood, Ohio 43344 or Village of Richwood- checks should be earmarked “in memory of Jon Davis” for trees and/or benches at the trail at the park, 153 N. Franklin St. Richwood, Ohio 43344.

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#1 from: Virg and Jani Rankin
Tue, May 8, 2018 at 1:33 PM

Gina, Kathy and Krista,   Your Dad was one of a kind.  I wish I could take your pain away.  I know I can’t but will ask our Heavenly Father to help ease the pain.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  Love you!
                               Virg and Jani

#2 from: Connie Hill
Brentwood, Tn
Tue, May 8, 2018 at 1:56 PM

Jon & Brenda’s daughter’s, your families, all of Jon’s family,  What a remarkable man loving, kind, caring, he will be missed so very much by family & friends.  He and Brenda were so admired for their family, the contributions to the community, just for being them.   We his classmates hold him dear, some of us from the first grade.  You are in our hearts and prayers.  Heartfelt sympathy,  Bob & Connie Hill

#3 from: Teresa Rockenbaugh
Tue, May 8, 2018 at 2:23 PM

I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful father!  He will be missed but know he is at peace and with your mom!  Prayers for healing!

#4 from: johna nibert
Tue, May 8, 2018 at 4:03 PM

Sorry the loss of  your Father. I think everyone thought a lot of him and your Mother. Prayers are with you and you have my sympathy.
            Johna Nibert

#5 from: Missie Dickerson
Elkhart, Indiana
Tue, May 8, 2018 at 4:08 PM

Gina, Krista, Kathy,
Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family during this time.
Hugs to you all.

#6 from: joe and jerry sloop
Tue, May 8, 2018 at 4:09 PM

So very sorry to hear about your father. He was a very loving man and raised wonderful children God will hold you in his hands, remember they are watching over you now. God bless you.

#7 from: Linda Raupp
Tue, May 8, 2018 at 6:26 PM

So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great person and will be greatly missed. Prayers for all of you.

#8 from: Patria V Hoskins
Tue, May 8, 2018 at 9:09 PM

To Jon's family:

I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt sympathy to all.
Patria Hoskins

#9 from: Gail DeGood-Guy & Tom Guy
Tue, May 8, 2018 at 9:15 PM

Jon was a very good friend and words can't express how we feel about his loss.  You all are in our prayers.  God & your mom welcomed him with open arms.  

#10 from: Sue Clem
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 7:42 AM

So sorry to hear about Jon. He was one of the nicest men I have met. He was a great addition to my extended family. Sue Clem

#11 from: Paula McMahon
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 7:57 AM

Krista, Gina and Kathy,
I was shocked to hear about Jon’s passing. He was an amazingly kind man and will be deeply missed. Find comfort in your memories and knowing he and you mom are together again. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.  
May God wrap his loving arms around you in this time of sadness,

My sympathies,

#12 from: Don & Darlene Krawczyk
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 9:56 AM

We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Jon.  We have always enjoyed greeting & talking to him at church & have missed Brenda.  Our sincere condolences to all of you in the loss of your Dad & Grandpa. We will miss him.   Don & Darlene Krawczyk

#13 from: Steven Brown
Worland, Wy
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 10:36 AM

John was such a great guy.  I can't remember ever seeing him in a bad mood.  The year we built the church float in his barn and John dressed up like an old Circuit Preacher and rode his mule behind us, that was a fun year.  John fell off the mule and I think he broke his arm or something, but he never quit smiling.  John was a faithful, honest, loving and welcoming Christian.  I a very blessed to have had the opportunity to call John Davis my friend.  

#14 from: Glena Savage
Marion Ohio
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 10:46 AM

Dear Friends,
I am so saddened by our loss. I will be lifting your family to our Father for comfort and peace. God bless each of you

#15 from: Don and Vonnie
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 10:48 AM

We are so saddened to hear of Jon's passing. He was definitely one of the good guys.  Have so many memories of both Jon and Brenda. Praying for all of their wonderful family who were lucky enough to call him Dad or Papa. He's in good hands.

#16 from: Barbara  Curl  Killam
Plantation, Fla
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 11:16 AM

I am so sad, I lost my favorite cousin, but you girls lost a wonderful Father. We send our love and prayers to you all.

#17 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, Texas
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 11:17 AM

Davis and extended family
Many wonderful memories of your family. Keep those great memories alive. Love Your sweet Mom Brenda.
Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, TX

#18 from: Patrice Ford
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 11:34 AM

So Saddened to hear this news ,I worked for the Davis family some years back  Helping with John's father Ken and Jon was one of the Nicest people I had ever met in Richwood.Wonderful Family And Im sending Thoughts and Prayers to the Davis Family ,Jon sure will be Missed by Many

#19 from: Barb Eastman
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 12:47 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you.

#20 from: Brent & Kim Chapman
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 1:01 PM

Heartfelt sympathies on the passing of your dad. Cherish the wonderful memories. His legacy will be his loving family. Many hugs.

#21 from: Logan, Alicia, & Kailee Rife
York Center
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 1:31 PM

Jon’s life was a sermon on patience, grace, and how to be a gentleman. I’ve been in the tractor for the past few days thinking about him and trying to remember as much as I can about our conversations and time together. I was a 22 year old, fresh-faced kid when I hired on at the store in 2001. Jon had a profound influence on me and was the type of man that I wanted to become. The time we spent bouncing around in the Freightliner, making deliveries in Amish Country as he showed me the ropes, those are my favorite memories. He taught me a lot. Some with words, but much by example. I remember him saying, as we pulled into an Amish homestead, “this guy doesn’t buy a lot, but he always has a good story to tell.” He didn’t categorize people based on how much business they did with the company. Jon just genuinely enjoyed people. He had a way. I always felt that I could talk to Jon and be myself. There would be no judgement and he would listen intently. He taught me that vanilla milkshakes can make for a tasty lunch. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Raising your voice won’t help your cause in a disagreement. And enjoy your family to the fullest. Jon, my heart hurts and the world is a little darker with you leaving it. But I know there are no clouds where you are. DeColores. You’re one of the best men that I’ve known. See you again my friend.

#22 from: Mary Lou Walters
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 1:58 PM

Sorry for your loss love and prayers to you and your family

#23 from: Roger McDaniel
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 2:32 PM


I am advised that you have "crossed over"----upon on hearing I immediately had a memory from many years ago-----you and I shared a bus trip to FT Knox for our Army NG Basic Training.  Both of us had no idea what was going to happen and I remember getting off the bus and every DI east of the Mississippi was yelling in our face.  We both made it through with a lot of memories along the way.

Although we did not "hang out much" in Tiger Country---I always knew that you were one of the "Good Guys"   You can take pride in all the people ---especially your family----that you have touched.  

You are one of the "Good Guys"--------You left your mark----Rest in Peace -----You are in a good place now and "free".

See you later on the other side---


#24 from: Valerie Ramey
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 2:47 PM

So sorry for your loss!My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

#25 from: DeAnn Ballentine
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 4:04 PM

Pam, Ben and family:. So sorry for your lost.  Our deep sympathy during this time.  Praying for all.

#26 from: Suzanne Patterson
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 4:16 PM

Jon was the kindest man I ever met. I worked at the Civic Center and he  was a wonderful President. Always supportive, a great listener and wise counselor.
A beautiful soul, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God, leaving sadness and yet wonderful memories.

#27 from: Rev. Dr. Randy D. Cheney
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 6:01 PM

I could always depend on seeing smiles when meeting Jon and Brenda. We always enjoyed sparring with each other with a witty repertoire of words and wordplay. Jon now joins her once again. I know he missed her fiercely. They are now together on the golden streets of Heaven and lounging in the wonderful mansion that Brenda has decorated. Alongside other saints, who our magnificent Lord cares for, they want for nothing. May God ease the heartache on your souls. My prayers are with you.

#28 from: Judy Nickel
118 S. Clinton St. Richwood, Oh 43344
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 8:22 PM

To Gina, Mike & Kathy, Keith & Christa and all of your families and everyone who loved Jon so very much,  May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you comfort, love, understanding, and peach!  Jon and Brenda were both wonderful, giving, disciples of Christ and were a friend to anyone and everyone that they saw!  God Bless all of you!  Love you all!  God Bless!

#29 from: Allen & Judy Hayden
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 9:27 PM

Judy and I are so sorry to hear of you and your family's loss. He will be missed by all of us and any who knew him. I was so blessed to see him again this past March. We have you and your family in our prayers.

#30 from: Jeff and Pam Webb
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 10:04 PM

We are so sorry for your loss Jon was a wonderful man.
Prayers for all of you at this difficult time.

#31 from: Nancy Wiley
Thu, May 10, 2018 at 6:35 AM

So sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this difficult time.  May God give you strength.  He was a wonderful Christian man and will be missed.  Hugs.

#32 from: Marge Retterer
Thu, May 10, 2018 at 8:01 AM

Girls, I don’t know you to well but your mom and dad were the nicest people I ever knew.  I am so sorry for your loss.  Sincerely , Marge Retterer

#33 from: Judy Carr
Thu, May 10, 2018 at 8:57 AM

To all of the family, I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

#34 from: Ginny Davis
Currently in Flotida
Thu, May 10, 2018 at 2:23 PM

I am honored to be in the Davis family where I was around John. Such a pleasant, soft spoken man.  Wonderful smile and always made you feel welcome. He will be missed by so many, but all should find peace in knowing he is with our Heavenly Father and will be happy for enternity
God Bless
With my deepest sympathy
Ginny Davis  

#35 from: Fred Smith
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 7:20 AM

To the family of Jon,I send my condolences and sympathy.I always enjoyed talking with him,he will be missed

#36 from: Janet Dysert
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 9:20 AM

So sad to hear of Jon's passing. He always was so thoughtful to ask how we were. A kind hearted man. Saw him just a couple weeks ago in the hospital and had  a good conversation with him. Take care. Prayers to all the family and friends of Jon.

#37 from: Jim and Sandra Christy
Piqua, OH
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 11:16 AM

We were so sorry to hear of your loss.  It was just several weeks ago when we saw Jon and had a nice conversation with him.  One special memory that comes to mind is when Elifrede feel and was life flighted to Columbus following a fall.  Jon went to her house and cleaned the floor so she wouldn't have to come home to blood everywhere.  What a thoughtful gesture and that was truly Jon's nature.  Our thoughts, love and prayers.  

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#39 from: Rita L Parker
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, May 13, 2018 at 10:51 AM

With our sincere sympathy to Jon's family.  May your fond memories give you comfort.  Fred M. and Rita Lou Parker

#40 from: Robert and Louise Patch Gray
Sun, May 13, 2018 at 10:51 PM

Remembering Jon as a classmate, through elementary school. Later, fun visiting with Jon and Brenda at local events, loved them, good friends. Great family. Can be so proud of them, as they were with you girls. Till we all meet again in Heaven...

#41 from: Bryan Quinsey
Shelbyville, KY
Mon, May 14, 2018 at 10:45 AM

On behalf of the members of the American and International Associations of Professional Farriers may I offer our deepest condolences.  Mr. Davis and his family will always be remembered as strong supporters of these associations and our members.  Please know that the entire Davis family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

#42 from: Nancy McBride Bradshaw
Mon, May 14, 2018 at 9:39 PM

Sorry for you loss.  Your Dad and Mother were
lovely people and I felt privileged to know them.

#43 from: Juanita Neel
5928marion Marysville r d
Thu, May 17, 2018 at 7:12 PM

Always very fond of Jon. He was a very nice man. A great fellow. Was happy to have known him.

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