Jack L. Davis
Jack L. Davis
  • November 28, 1929 - January 4, 2018
  • Dallas, Texas

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Jack L. Davis, 88, passed away peacefully at his home on January 4, 2018. He was born on November 28, 1929 to Calvin and Maggie (Miller) Davis in Kleberg, TX.

Jack was employed, during his 20’s, at Dallas Tile for a number of years until he found his true passion and calling as a police officer. He retired as Deputy Chief from the Dallas Police Department after almost 30 years of faithful service. Upon his retirement, and realizing he had to have something to do, he joined fellow retired police officers, who were longtime friends, and began a polygraph business for about 10 years. Jack, or “Chief”, as he was also known, also presided over the monthly retiree meeting of his colleagues for over 14 years. He cherished the camaraderie of his fellow officers and along with stories from past cases and his police sense of humor, he was a joy to be around. The first voice you hear on the Discovery Channel documentary regarding the 50th Anniversary, “Capturing Oswald”, is Jack stating that is was some “damn good police work”. This life long bond that was created will never be forgotten. Jack was also an avid golfer and it's apparent by the numerous DPD Golf Association trophies in his possession. His second favorite pastime was horse races and he attended every chance he got. Jack enjoyed lawn care and gardening and always had a vegetable garden every year, one that will continue under his daughter’s care.

Preceding him in death are his parents Calvin and Maggie Davis; beloved wife, Betty Davis; daughter Jacqueline Bengtsson; brothers John “Rebo” Davis and Calvin “Mule” Davis.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son Randy Davis and wife, Vickie, and daughter Cindy Sawyer; grandchildren: Dana Ellard and husband, Dale, Kevin Powers and wife, Cristina, Jacob Waymire, Randy Davis and Brody Davis; great-grandchildren: Dylan Powers, Ethan Ellard and Gracie Ellard; son-in-law Mats Bengtsson; and a host of friends that will miss him dearly.

Please leave condolences for the family at www.Roselawn-Funerals.com.