John Davis

John Joseph Davis, 71, Owensville, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 6, 1945, to Leo and Catherine (Busch) Davis, in St. Louis.

He was united in marriage Judith Coppedge, Jan. 1, 1992, in Katy, Texas.

John had served his country with the U.S. Army. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. He served as past Exalted Ruler of BPO Elks - Katy

#2628 and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Owensville. He was preceded in death by parents Leo and Catherine and son, Christopher McLafferty.

He is survived by wife Judy, of the home; daughter, Carrie Celsur and

husband Christopher of Canton, Texas; sons, Patrick McLafferty and wife Rita of Wildwood and Matthew Davis and wife Crystal of Sealy, Texas; sister, Cathlee Swain of Owensville; brothers, Jerry Davis and wife Barbara of New Jersey and Herbert Davis of Arlington, Texas; and grandchildren, Hannah, Hailey, Garrett and Jada Celsur, Christopher and Jack McLafferty and Paisley Jo and Adalynn Davis.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, from 4-8 p.m. at the Got- tenstroeter Chapel in Owensville.

Burial will be Friday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m. at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis with full military honors.

Family requests memorials to St. Louis Chapter of Autism Speaks or The American Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owens- ville.