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James Preston (Jim) Davis 1949-2017

POSTED March 15, 2017 6:59 p.m.
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James Preston (Jim) Davis, 67, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. He was born Sept. 2, 1949, in Great Bend, the son of Robert and Winona (Young) Davis. James earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University. He went to work for his father at Davis Mud and Chemical of Great Bend and eventually became president of the company. James was also an engineer and conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, restoring and racing cars, rocks and geology.
Survivors include his wife Monica of the home; sons, James and Jeannine of Littleton, Colo., Jeff and Jennie of LaVista, Neb., Joe and Chelsea of Calhan, Colo., and Jed and Jessica of Salina; sister, Robbie Damm (Gary); and grandchildren Alec, Henry, Reid, Elliott, Robby and Zade.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. There is no viewing as cremation was chosen.
Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Immanuel Lutheran Relay For Life Team.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Ryan Mortuary*
137 N. Eighth St.
Salina, KS 67401
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune March 16, 2017


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