INDIAN ISLAND – John A. Davis, 67, answered the calling of his ancestors and passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Oct. 9, 1937, in Old Town, the son of the late Forrest and Ruth (Attean) Davis. John was a graduate of Old Town High School and continued his education at the University of Maine earning a Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal and Criminal Law. He was in the U.S. Army serving in Korea and Vietnam and retired following 23 years of active duty. John was a police officer for Indian Island and Perry. He was a lifetime active member of the Old Town VFW, American Legion, and assisted his comrades in veteran affairs and benefits. John was the founder of the American Veterans Association in which he served for 26 years. He also worked for Native American Child Welfare Act. John was a proud member of AA on Indian Island. He is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife Paula of four years; sons, John Davis Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M., Scotty Davis and his wife, Dani, of Orono; grandchildren Cortney and Chandler, Brine and Amber Lee, Deanna Jones and her husband, William, Edward Barber and his companion, Becky, Alexis, Jordan, William Jr., Allison, Brandon, Dalton; sister, ssipsis; brother William “Gus” Thomas; sister Elizabeth Djerf and her husband, Don; nieces and nephews, Pam and Peter Cunningham of Hampden, and their children, Jacob and Henry, “who loved Uncle John” and were involved in his care, Susan (Thompson) Wallace of Atlanta, Uncle John’s “Georgia Peach,” Kim and Bob Bryant of Indian Island and their children Ganessa, Lloyd and Leya and great-great-nephew, Damien; Bill and Lisa Thompson, and their children, Gabriel and Jasmine; special friends, Arnie and Jane Neptune, Judy and Dave Hastings and Lucien Michaud. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his twin brother, Joseph Davis. Friends may call 3 p.m. Wednesday until 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Ann’s Church on Indian Island. Funeral will be conducted 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Community Center on Indian Island with the Rev. Paul Kerns officiating. Family and friends are invited for refreshments and Traditional Drumming following the service. Spring committal will be held at the Tribal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those who wish may send memorial contributions to the Boys and Girls Club, 12 Wabanaki Way, Indian Island, ME 04468. Arrangements in the care of Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. www.dignitymemorial.com
SGT. JOHN ATTEAN DAVIS SR.
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:18 p.m.