James W. “Jim” Davis, EdD


James W. “Jim” Davis, EdD

January 31, 1940 – December 5, 2019

Jim was truly a champion for children and a dedicated educator. He gave his life to his family and community serving anywhere he could make an impact on the betterment of youth. He was a dedicated husband, father and Papa. A love for travel and the out of doors filled his free time and a passion for cooking and full tables entertained so many of us. A shortage of stories was never a concern, especially if you didn’t mind hearing the same one more than once. Jim was full of life, loved all sports, was willing to mentor at the drop of a hat and was never too full for vanilla ice cream.

Jim is survived by his wife Marty; children: Chris Davis (Shelah), Katie Davis; grandchildren: Miranda and Audrey Davis; loving family and friends.

Memorials to the Tangier Shrine Transportation Fund.

Memorial Service to be held at a later date.



  • Barb and Terry Dinslage Posted December 10, 2019 8:57 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. We both admired and appreciated everything that Jim did for Bellevue and its students and teachers. In conversation we have mentioned Jim many times, and we have told many fond stories about our times together when we were teaching.
    Chris, I fondly remember getting to know you at the high school, and I want to especially send you my condolences. He will be missed but not forgotten.

  • Gene Dorn Posted December 16, 2019 10:54 pm

    Jim was assigned to be my mentor and overseer when I started as a rookie in Bellevue in 1970 at Logan Fontenelle. He helped me so many ways to get through the first year and beyond. He is in so many good memories of that time and place. Just know that he had a tremendous impact on teachers and students in the Bellevue system.

  • HANON Posted December 17, 2019 10:00 am

    The funniest memory of Jim Davis I have was one night at a musical rehearsal and we had just finished a rehearsal number of dancing with probably 80+ kids on the stage and everything was stopped for a moment when a golf ball rolled across the stage, the kids just stared at it, then Jim Davis stepped out onto the stage from STAGE LEFT with a golf club over is shoulder and he walked to the center of the stage and said: “Do you mind if I PLAY through” with emphasis on the word PLAY…..he did a little old soft shoe dance, then exited STAGE RIGHT and was gone. He also at one time paid me the greatest compliment a teacher could ever get and to this day I hold that dear. Just a great guy is what he was. An educators educator…..I repay his compliment.

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