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Sandra Scrudato

Oh Peggy! I'm so, so very sorry! I just found out that John died. I'm thinking of you and your family and will check in on you next week.Sandra

Jamesyn Cassell

John was a great pleasure to work with at Forest Resources. My condolences and prayers go out to Ms. Peggy and John's family.

Tommy Tilman

So sorry to hear this sad news of Johnny. Condolences to Peggy snd the entire family. My wife and I send prayers out to you and your family. My Johnny rest in peace.

Sandra Moore Sanderson

Peggy, I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I am somewhat out of touch with Fernandina and had n heard about it. I am grateful that we reconnected through our high school reunions and that you and John joined us for lunch in Gainesville a few years ago. It is then when we figured out that we met in the first grade. Mel and I send our condolences and wanted you to know how much we cared and that we were thinking of you.

Tom and Henna Kerins

Tom and Henna Kerins send our deepest sympathies to Peggy and family. John was such a pleasure to work with. His leadership was so admirable and could bring out the best in those he responsibly managed. He was always seeking to improve the business production but never at the expense of improving the individual's performance and importance. Thank you John.

Mike and Kathy Rylant

Kathy and I send our condolences to Peggy and family. We especially remember when the two of you came to our wedding. Our prayers are with you.

Judy Bland

Peggy and family keeping you in prayer.Enjoyed cutting John's hair for many years.Great client.God Bless you and family

Laura Lathrop Vonnoh & John W. Vonnoh

I was very sad to hear of Johnny’s recent passing. I was good friends with Johnny, Skipper Hill and Pent Penton, and remember their happy-go-lucky attitudes and friendship in high school! I had lost contact with Johnny and was unaware of his illness. Peggy, you and Johnny were always a happy pair in my memory. I pray that our Awesome God will walk with you, your children, as well as Stuart & Nola during this difficult time. We will be praying for you and your family.

Carl W Anderson

Barb and I are praying for the families.

Barbara and Sam Boyd

We loved John very much. We have memories that will last our life time. Only sorry that we can not be with Peggy, family and friends for his farewell.

Barbara and Sam Boyd

We both loved John very much. We are blessed by the memories we have that will never leave us..

Drs. Cherri and Pent Penton

Peggy, we were both so very saddened to learn about Johnny. As you probably remember, Johnny, Skipper Hill and Pent were like the three musketeers at Fernandina Beach High School, and there were several times that you and Johnny and we double dated in Johnny's father's Olds 98. You and your family, Peggy, are in our thoughts and prayers, and our memories of the good times in high school with you and Johnny will always be with us.

Patsy and Roger Richardson

Peggy and family. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of John. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. 🙏🏼🙏🏼

Sherry-Your Hospice neighbor

Peggy and family, thinking of you at this time. Although I did not know John I can tell he was a wonderful husband and father. Blessings on the family.

Shirley McKain

Peggy my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you & the family. I remember the times Bob & I spent with you & John, and Bob had several favorite times with John that he shared with me.Again my thoughts & prayers are with you & the family. Cherish the memories!

MJ Vereen

Holding you close in my thoughts Peggy…John was a special guy and I admired your relationship.He will be so missed.

Judy Cannon

Peggy, John, Jennie, and family, please know all of you are in out thoughts and prayers during this time. John was a very special friend to Gene and I. We have many fond memories and he will live on in our hearts.

Jewel Dias

Peggy, the love of your life... John and Jennie, your father. The 4 grandkids... Know this, he was deeply loved as he deeply loved all of you. I remember him mostly from my young days with Jennie. The times at the lake, the trip I got to take with you, the times at your home. He was always there. There was never a doubt about his love for you Peggy. I know it will be difficult to tread ahead without him. Know he's no longer in pain, was deeply loved and will never be forgotten... Until you are with him again. Love to you all.

Laura Sorensen Morris

Dear cousin Peggy, I am so sorry for your los of your soul mate. I have memories of all the talks we had in our teen years during sleep overs & the song you played over & over "Johnny Angel" should bring a smile to your beautiful face. Just know that you and the family are in my prayers. I'm right here if you need me. Just cherish the memories & know that is is out of pain & in a better place.

Sherry Michaelis

Davis Family: so sorry to learn of Johnny’s passing. I had no idea he had been ill. My heart goes out to all of you! May God Bless and keep you in his loving care.

Laraine Burns

Dear Peggy, I am heartbroken to hear of John's passing. It was always such a pleasure to see the two of you, however not as often as I wish it had been. I wish you peace in his memories. Love to you and your family.

Elaine Rhatigan

Hard to find any memory of Johnny that does not begin and end with “Johnny and Peggy”. Two kind and loving people. Praying for strength for Peggy, their children and their families and friends!

Geraldine Spence

Peggy, such heartbreaking news! Sending my most heartfelt sympathy to you and the rest of John’s family. John was a special person, great friend and an encouraging mentor. Cherish the memories and know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Annette and Lee Godwin

So sorry to hear this sad news of Johnny. Condolences to Peggy snd the entire family. God give you all strength through this trying time.

Dr. Arthur Bert

As a neighbor, I got to know this man in the past few years. He was the consummate Southern gentleman with a great family legacy in this region. He had a remarkable business career which he humbly downplayed whenever asked about it. Despite a protracted and oft times painful illness, his positive outlook and good cheer never flagged. He had enormous strength and courage in his character. Definitely 'the right stuff' which anyone who got to know him could sense immediately. But about all, when asked about his life, he stated and ended with stories about his true love-- his wife Peggy. John will be greatly missed but never forgotten by those who knew him.

Judy and Steve Ochs

John was a close neighbor and friend, who was always in good spirts in spite of his recent illness. We will miss him very much. Our hearts go out to Peggy and the Davis family..

Kristine Duncan-Wortham

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Davis. He was a great man and I’m so glad I was able to know him as I was growing up. Jennie and I were great friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Davis, John and Jennie during this sad time.

John E. Davis


Fernandina Beach resident, John Ernest Davis, 75, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on April 10, 2022, at Hospice in Baptist Medical Hospital in Fernandina.

John was born on February 11, 1947, to the late Stuart Hall Davis and Elizabeth Lee Davis. John was a 1965 graduate of FBHS. Upon graduation John attended and graduated from the University of Florida. During his senior year he married the love of his life, Peggy Thornton.
After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army as a 2nd LT. He then served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged as a 1st Lt.

John was an avid reader, especially enjoying history and war. He loved playing golf with his wife and his close buddies. He was a very talented woodworker where he designed and crafted wonderful pieces for his family and friends.
John is survived by his loving wife, Peggy and his son, John (Lucy) Davis, Jr.; his daughter, Jennie (Todd) Bentle; grandkids, Justin and Jason of Chesapeake, VA, Hannah and Hunter of St. Mary’s, GA, and brother, Stuart (Nola) Davis of Fernandina Beach, FL.
In lieu of flowers, John has requested that donations be made to one of his favorite charities, St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Visitation will be at Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard at 12:00 with service following at 1:00 on Thursday, April 14, 2022.


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