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John Noble Davis 1962-2022

John Noble Davis, 60, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

A long-time resident of Hartford, he was born in Quitman, Georgia son of the late Sammy Davis and Deloris Lux Ashmore. John moved to Connecticut in 1978 and he attended Hartford Public High School, graduating Class of 1981. After graduation, John was employed by Connecticut National Bank and a few other companies. He later settled in the Security business spending over 20 years with positions at US Security, Allied Universal where he spent over 10 years with a placement at the City of Hartford, J.C. Penney’s Warehouse and at the time of his passing, Grace Academy. John was a passionate Pittsburgh Steeler fan, loved Sci-Fi movies, and reading Star Trek books. An avid and accomplished bowler, even absent of his American Bowling Congress stats, John had a very impressive bowling record achieving over 117 -700 series, 5 or more 800 series and double digit 300 games. John has been recognized by USBC and TNBA with Bowler of the Year awards. Bowling also blessed John in 1992 with an opportunity to meet Debra, who he married in October 1996. Debra was devoted to his care and well being especially during those more arduous periods of hospice.

He is predeceased by his parents, a brother Sammy Davis, grandparents, Rev John Noble and Hattie Mae McDougle, and a daughter LaToya Burney. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 26 years, Debra Davis, Hartford; two sons: Michael Davis, Hartford, Joseph E. Macon III, Hartford; a daughter Lashawnda Davis, Hartford; two sisters: Mary King, Fayetteville, NC, Sara Jackson (Mangenious), Newport News, VA; three brothers: Jimmie Davis, Miami, FL, Alan Davis, Atlanta, GA, Elder Silvester (Camille)Davis, Land O’ Lakes, FL; a special aunt Elizabeth “Betty” Rucker, a special niece Allyson Davis and a special friend Sonny Bailey. His grandchildren: Essence Little, Juliana Davis, Kayliana Davis, Sha’meek Little; Jahnesia Parker; Darien Davis, Syree Little, Michael Davis, Shawn Little, Mikayla Davis, Prince Macon and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 1,2022 at House of God Church, 2149 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06120 – Visitation 10AM-10:30AM Funeral 10:30AM.

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Deb - my thoughts and prayers are with you and our family. I will miss seeing and laughing with him at silver lanes.

Joyce Smith


Debbie an Family,

I will miss John’s beautiful smile, bear hugs and love of life. He had a way of making everyone feel special. You will all be in my thoughts and prayer.

Beth Holcomb


Debra and family

Words may not suffice to express just how sorry and saddened I am with John’s passing. We were not “blood” but we were family!

Deb D., I want to extend with love, my most heartfelt and sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. I hope the treasured memories that you made together bringing you smiles and laughter serve to keep a soft presence of John in your life.

Sonny Bailey


Extending my deepest sympathies to Debra and the family of John Davis. While I did not have the honor of spending a lot of time with him, the many moments spent in his presence will be forever remembered. I will especially remember the kind and encouraging pointers he gave me for my bowling. Every time I am on the approach, I hear him saying "be smooth with it" and know what he wants me to do. May John rest in peace. Tonya K.

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