Lt. Col Joseph "Pat" Patrick Davis                                    


Lt. Col Joseph "Pat" Patrick Davis

March 1, 1943 - December 2, 2011

Lt. Col. Joseph Patrick “Pat” Davis (ret.), 68, passed away Friday, December 2nd, 2011, in Conway. He was born March 1st, 1943, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to the late Louise and Carl Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Eugenia. He graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1961. He received a Bachelors degree from Emery-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and a Master’s degree from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. He enlisted in the Army in 1964 and served two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. He retired after 21 years of service.

He was married to his best friend, Jan (Christenson) Davis, for 47 years. He is survived by his wife and two children, son Christopher Davis and fiancée, Glenda Kassaw and daughter, Eugenia “Genie” Davis, all of Conway; brothers, Jim Davis (Pat) of Little Rock and Jack Davis (Carol) of Pine Bluff; sister, June Commer of Pine Bluff; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Faulkner Co. Master Gardeners and was awarded both Rookie of the Year and Master Gardener of the Year.

A memorial service, officiated by the Rev. Teri Daily, will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, in Conway, on Tuesday, December 6th, at 10:00 a.m. Inurnment will take place at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 6th, at Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery, in North Little Rock.

In lieu of flowers donations should be made to the Faulkner Co. Humane Society, the Faulkner Co. Master Gardeners, the American Cancer Society or the Wounded Warriors Program.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home-Conway 327-7727. Online guestbook


Joseph Patrick Davis

Today we lost a warrior. I've been notified that today the world lost another " Warrior". Friend, Brother, Son, Father, Husband, and Warrior departed today after a cruel, lengthy fight with a foe that was unforgiving and deadly. This was not the only time my friend "Joe Pat Davis" had faced a noxious enemy, Pat spent untold amounts of time flying combat missions through out Vietnam and other parts of eastern Asia. He fought and persevered. As with all things in his life he met obstacles the only way he knew how and that was Head-On. I've never known my friend of youth and maturity to retreat from any hostile medium and he would be fighting today if he could have but seen his enemy. As a charter member of the "Wild Bunch" and a "Brother" in the group. He'll be strongly missed.

Written by  Bobby Kientz, recognized by all of us. We miss you , Pal!




The Distinguished Flying Cross
The Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army of the United States, distinguished himself or herself by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. The performance of the act of heroism must be evidenced by voluntary action above and beyond the call of duty. The extraordinary achievement must have resulted in an accomplishment so exceptional and outstanding as to clearly set the individual apart from his or her comrades or from other persons in similar circumstances. Awards will be made only to recognize single acts of heroism or extraordinary achievement and will not be made in recognition of sustained operational activities against an armed enemy.

My Hero, My Mentor, "My Friend!" My brother in the skies ! My heart breaks! JWC, theOtherOldAviator


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