James Lloyd Davis, 81, of Branson West, MO, formerly of Russellville, “Flew West” Saturday, October 8, 2022, from his home. The son of Glen and Bertha Robison Davis, he was born on March 4, 1941, in Mena. James’ accomplishments include the founding of Ozark Log Cabins, flying solo to all lower 48 states in an airplane that he had built, and authoring an autobiography of his air adventures. He was a member of the YES Church in Branson West and enjoyed flying, traveling, fishing, hunting, mission work, and building churches in St. Lucia. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gene Davis.
Survivors include two daughters, Tami Davis, Rogers; Shelly Launius (Gene), Monticello; two sons, Randy Davis (Maressa), Lima, OH; J.J. Davis (Ashley), Grand Prairie, TX; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Noma Herrin, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at Hector First Assembly of God. Rev. Randy Davis and Brad Launius will officiate. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, on Tuesday, at the church. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital, Donate.lovetotherescue.org. Internet obituary and online guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
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