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Entered this world on October 6, 1925, in Anaconda, Montana, to parents Blanche and Richard Martin. Jack relocated to California around 1930 where the family grew peaches and olives, and Jack moved to Live Oak in 1969 to farm walnuts. He married the love of his life, Eunice, in 1951.

For many years he was a vulcanizer for Goodyear. He developed several patents and started Martin Shaker Cushions in 1970. It was a toss up whether he loved to be on the tractor disking, or fishing out in Lake Oroville more. Another hobby was grafting trees - he loved to see how many types of fruit he could get to grow on the same tree.

Nicknamed "Honest Jack" by his co-workers, integrity, honesty and generosity to others were at the top of his list. Unfortunately with declining health, he spent the last two years of his life at River Valley Care Center, where he was loved and treated well by all. Jack was preceded in death by his wife Eunice, brother Jim, grandson Andy Davison, and son-in-law Ward Davison. He is survived by his daughter Nanci, grandson and namesake Jason Jack Davison and his wife Teresa, sister Betty Roller, brother Sherman Jackson, step-daughter Rita, and step-grandsons Will and Scott Davis.

I'd like to say a special thanks to Sutter North Hospice and a special thanks to good friends Jackie and Joe Griffin who have helped me survive these past two years.

No daughter loved a father more, and I thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Dad went to heaven on Wedesday, September 3, 2014, at age 88. There will be a wake at my home on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at noon, at 9800 Ellis Court in Live Oak. Family and friends please stop by to celebrate Dad's life. Thank you, Nanci Martin Davison.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Sept. 10, 2014
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