Obituary of James Leroy Davis
James L. Davis, 85, Whitewater, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at Hearthstone Memory Care in Whitewater, WI.
Jim was born on February 3, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois to Roy and Grace (Jamison) Davis. He graduated from Lane Tech High School in Chicago. He was employed as a salesperson for SMC Corporation. Jim enjoyed fishing and was quite a history buff. His granddaughter says he loved being the lady’s chauffeur. He married Veronica Trees in Villa Park Ill in 1989. She preceded him in death on August 31, 2009. Jim was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Whitewater.
He is survived by his children Shawn (Sue) Girtz, McHenry, IL and Melissa Burmeister of Indiana; grandchildren Trisha Davis, Samantha (Brad) Severin, Julia Girtz and Nicholas Burmeister; great grandchild Miles Severin. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and daughter Stephanie Luengen.
A Memorial Service with Rev. Dr. David McDonald officiating will be held on Friday, October 6, 2023, at 11:00am at Nitardy Funeral Home 550 N. Newcomb St. Whitewater, WI 53190. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00am until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to the Stephanie Luengen Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.nitardyfuneralhome.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Davis, please visit Tribute Store