Jack was born June 1, 1927 in Ranchvale, NM to Emmet and Ellen Davis. He graduated from Ranchvale High School in 1945. He enlisted in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1947. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Eastern New Mexico University. On December 26, 1954 he married Bobbie Williams, "the most wonderful girl in the world".
He became an elementary school teacher and principal for the Roswell Independent School District. In 1967 he became principal at Estancia Elementary School till 1984. He remained active in education after retirement and was a life member of the National Education Association. He was a member of Rotary International and the NM Democratic Central Committee. He loved to golf and worked on the family farm in Ranchvale most of his life.
Jack is survived by his daughter Jacaleen Davis and Tim Chambers of Carlsbad NM; son Larry Davis and Christopher Spatz of Rio Rancho NM; grandchildren Jessica Hise and Chris Hannemann of Albuquerque NM, Jennifer and Robert Potts, Graham, Sam, and Owen Chambers, and great granddaughter Alexandria Potts of Denver CO, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Lisa Alvarado provided assistance to Jack and Bobbie since the early 1980's and has been a support to Jack following Bobbie's death on December 7, 2010.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters Viva, Pete, Verlon, Lorene, Loran and Christine.
A visitation will be held at Ballard Funeral Home on Saturday January 13, 2018 from 9am to 5pm. Funeral Services will be at Trinity Methodist Church, 1413 S. Union, Roswell NM, on Sunday January 14, 2018 at 2pm with interment at the Texico Cemetery on Monday January 15, 2018 at 11am.