Jack F. Davis

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Jack F. Davis
February 14, 1938
May 3, 2019

Gorham - Jack F. Davis, 81, passed away on May 3, 2019
surrounded by his family. He was born February 14,
1938, a son of James and Gladys (Mank) Davis.
Jack was born and raised in Belfast, Maine where
he attended schools before enlisting in the United
States Navy. He served from 1955 to 1959. On
September 2, 1961, he married Gwendolyn Schade
of Portland. Together, they shared 42 years of
marriage, making their home in South Portland
before her passing in 2004.
Jack began his career at Sampson’s Market and
continued in the produce business as a buyer with
Hannaford Brothers.  Later as an entrepreneur, he
created and sold two businesses in food wholesale
distribution. His last business, and most notable,
was a sign shop in Litchfield, Maine known as Jack’s
Sign Shop.
In addition to being a gifted artist and private pilot,
Jack’s other interests throughout his life included
fishing, hunting, and classic cars - a passion that he
shared with his son and grandson.
He is survived by his children, Kevin J. Davis and
wife Janet of Gorham, Karen Davis Jackson and
partner Janet of Old Orchard Beach; his

grandchildren, Courtney Davis Martin (Austin),
Shannon Davis Farrar (David), Adam Davis
(Heather), Seth Jackson, and Morgan Jackson; his
great-grandchildren, Lilah Davis, Chase Davis, and
Lily Martin; his brother Lawny Davis and wife
Charlene; sister-in-law Carol Davis, brother-in-law
Robert Schade, sister-in-law Gail Schade, special
friend and companion Susan Whitten, and several
nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Gwendolyn
(Schade) Davis, his parents, and his siblings
Marilyn, Henry, James Jr., and Ronald Davis.
His family wishes to thank the entire staff at Gorham
House for their care and compassion during his stay.

A burial with military funeral honors will be held at
10am on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Brooklawn
Memorial Cemetery 2002 Congress Street Portland,
Maine. A Celebration of Life will follow.

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