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James E. Davis

James E. Davis, age 49, of Kahoka, MO, lost his battle with chronic health conditions and entered peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.

He was born May 23, 1972, in Memphis, the son of Lyle E. and Wanda R. (Young) Davis.

James was a 1990 graduate of Clark County R-1 High School in Kahoka, where he played baritone and tuba in the marching and concert bands. He also attended Hannibal-LaGrange College where he was loved and known best as “Jimmy Jam”.

James was preceded in death by his parents, and both sets of grandparents.

He is survived by one sister, Melissa, and her husband, Randal Foss, of San Antonio, TX. James only had one natural sibling, but he considered his cousin, Chris, and many friends his brothers.

James always had a funny quip and a fantastic sense of humor. He loved to laugh and make others laugh with him. He loved music, singing, drawing, playing RPG and video games. He never knew a stranger! He had a huge smile, a listening ear, a quick wit, and an infectious laugh! He loved life and spending time with family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him!

The family is requesting that anyone who wishes to honor James E. Davis to please contribute to Midwest Children’s Burn Camp in St. Louis, MO.

A Celebration of Life for James will be planned at a later date.

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Jimmy Jam was in my band and bell groups. Have a lot of wonderful stories about him. My condolences to family and friends.

Dr. John Biotj Jan 8 2022 8:20 PM

Prayers for you and yours. Hugs

Judy and Greg Spellman Jan 6 2022 6:28 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Davis

Danell Vineyard Jan 5 2022 2:33 PM

I became unbeatable at the play station game "Mario Brothers" thanks to James. He would accompany me while the others played cards. He was always smiling which is what attracted me to him. Many years later I was employed at Casey's in Kahoka and had the pleasure of meeting on many different occasions his father, Lyle. A very unique individual at the least. I have much respect for this family. Best wishes to Melissa. Farewell good friend and cousin. Until we meet again!

Jeanne O'Day Springer Jan 5 2022 10:17 AM

So sorry for your loss, I babysat him when he was little.

Robin Justice Thomson Jan 4 2022 9:13 PM

Melissa You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Special Hugs

Donna (Carlin) Gray Jan 4 2022 8:48 PM

So sorry for the loss of such a special man with a gentle heart. Love and prayers for the family.

Tracie Haner Jan 4 2022 7:11 PM

So sorry for your loss are hearts and prayers are with the family

Judy and family Jan 4 2022 5:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Davis

Judy and family Jan 4 2022 5:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Davis

David & Kimberly Rairdan Jan 4 2022 5:15 PM