James Douglas Davis
A Memorial Service will be held at Heritage United Methodist Church at a later date for James Douglas Davis who was born November 4, 1949 in Meridian, MS and passed away April 26, 2020 in Hattiesburg, MS. His family moved to Jackson, MS where he grew up playing golf, hunting and fishing. He continued to enjoy these things throughout his life, with his sons, grandsons and good friends.
He graduated from Callaway High School in 1968 and met the love of his life in 1969, LaTrelle Jones. They attended USM in 1971 and got married May 27, 1972. Doug graduated in February 1973 and majored in Real Estate and Insurance. While he was self-employed most of his career, he thoroughly enjoyed the many friendships that formed through the years. He took great pride in his partnership with the VA and his ability to work with veterans. He retired December 31, 2019.
He was a member of Civitan and especially enjoyed helping the fundraising activities. He attended Heritage United Methodist Church since 1999 and enjoyed helping with Project Nativity, Trunk or Treat and the Connections Women's events throughout the years.
Despite his 16 month illness, he continued to enjoy the time he had with family and friends.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Mary Davis and his sisters, Robbie Mitchell and Jackie Davis.
He is survived by his wife, LaTrelle Jones Davis; sons, Chad and Todd, daughter-in-law, Rachel; grandchildren, Caleb, Hannah, Hudson, and McKinley Davis; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mike and MarChelle Pace, nephews, Justin and Reid Pace and his wife, Stefanie and great nephews, Ben and Carter Pace.
The family would like to express their gratitude to his medical staff for their compassionate and excellent care for the eleven weeks he was in the hospital. A special thanks to Dr. Orlando Andy for his exemplary medical care and his continued efforts during Doug's hospitalization.
We would also like to thank our friends and family for the many visits and prayers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage United Methodist Church.