September 26, 2010 James Davis, beloved husband to Vivian for more than 61 years, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2010. Born in Texas to Willie Pauline and Richard Dexter Davis, Jim was the fourth of nine children. He moved to California in 1942 and enlisted in the Army in 1943. This began his long career in the military, which included active duty in France & Germany during World War II, in Japan during the Korean War and service in the National Guard until he retired in 1966 as a Chief Warrant Officer. Jim met Vivian while attending church services in 1948 and they married in 1949. After retirement from the military, Jim built and operated Anthony's Spaghetti House in Santa Ana, CA and obtained his realtors license. In 1980, Jim retired completely and enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, and playing golf with his wife, son and many friends. Jim is survived by his wife Vivian, son James, daughter Deborah (Brad), granddaughters Heather (Chris) and Hilary (Lucas), great grandchildren Gage, Carter, Devin and Katelyn, brother Joseph and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be Sunday, October 3, 2010 2:00 p.m. at Draper Mortuary and graveside services will be Monday, October 4, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Riverside National Cemetery. Donations can be made in Jim's name to VNA Hospice.
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Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2010