John M. Davis 40, passed away on February 24, 2023, in Kemp, TX. He was born on March 21, 1982, in Dallas, TX.
John Martin Davis (Kemp) grew up in a loving family in Quinlan, TX and accepted Jesus into his heart as a young boy. John spent his childhood years playing many sports, but his absolute favorites were baseball and football. When John was not on the fields playing the games he loved, you could always find him hunting or fishing in one of his favorite spots with his three best friends Clay Jackson, Trey Oakley and Joseph Prenger.
After John graduated from Boles High School in 2000, he and Clay made the 10-hour drive in his Old Betsy truck to play football at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO. It was there where he met the love of his life, Rachel, on the same day he arrived. He told his buddies that he was going to marry that girl.
John graduated with his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2004, and that promise that he made about Rachel turned out to be true. John and Rachel were married in a small country church in Houston, MO on October 9th, 2004.
John and Rachel had three beautiful children together, Callie, Tucker and Marlee. John loved his family with all of his heart and soul. He made it a point to always tell everyone how much he loved Rachel and his amazing children, they were the light of his world.
It was always important to John to take his family to church, and he loved the homemade family dinners that followed.
Some of John’s best memories with his family took place at the beach where he taught his kids how to snorkel and dive down deep to find the most beautiful shells. John could easily be talked into helping his kids dig big holes in the sand to burry them in for fun, before they ended their beach day at the pool where he would entertain them with his special daddy-created game they called “Water Donkey.” John instilled a love for fresh seafood in his children and he loved watching them enjoy it on those special beach trips.
John dearly loved playing ball with his kids in the yard and then loading everyone up for a trip to one of the many lakes that they went fishing and tubing on.
It meant a lot to John to get to watch his daughters follow in their momma’s footsteps by riding and competing on their horses in local barrel races and youth rodeos. John always made sure that the truck and trailer were hooked up and ready for them whenever they needed it.
John adored his only son Tucker, and he taught him how to hunt, fish and throw a baseball at a very early age. John always looked forward to deer season and he and Tucker worked really hard every year to find the best places to sit on opening day. John was thrilled to be there with Tucker when he shot his first big buck with his Great Grandfather Don’s open site 30/30 when he was only 11 years old.
When John was not busy picking up kids and getting them from school to baseball or softball games, he would be working hard in his career as director of sales for a merchant processing company, always trying his best to provide for his family.
Although John left this world much sooner than anyone ever expected, his family and friends are rejoicing that one day they will see their beloved John and Daddy in heaven once again.
John is preceded in death by his grandparents, A.W. and Arnetta Golden, grandparents, Ervie and Marie Davis, grandfather, Donald Hildebrand, and brother Dustin Hildebrand.
John is survived by his parents, Tommy and Paula (Golden) Davis, of Rowlett, TX; wife, Rachel (Senter) Davis, of Kemp, TX; daughter, Callie Davis, of Kemp, TX; son, Tucker Davis, of Kemp, TX; daughter, Marlee Davis, of Kemp, TX; brother, Gary and wife Colette Davis, of Quinlan, TX; brother, Tommy and wife Keerstyn Davis, of Royce City, TX; sister, Amber Mouton and husband Ryan, of Quinlan, TX; sister, Jennifer and husband Andy Wright, of Rowlett, TX; sister, Aliyah Davis, of Rowlett, TX; grandmother, Doris Farris, of Holts Summit, MO; and many nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations for future college funds for Callie, Tucker and Marlee can be made to Simmons Bank in the account entitled: Rachel Davis, Benefit of Callie, Tucker and Marlee
220 E. Cedar Creek Pkwy
Seven Points, TX 75143
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