John Calvin Davis, 80, of Cass, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea.
Born May 6, 1940, in Marlinton, he was a son of the late Carl Calvin Davis and Edith Lee Mullenax.
John was a lifelong member of the Cass United Methodist Church where he played piano ever since he was in the sixth grade. He was very active in 4-H, where he was chief of the Seneca Tribe.
John graduated from Green Bank High School and then attended Marshall University. While at Marshall, he discovered his love for theatre, and performed in four plays there.
He then moved to Washington D.C., where he worked for the Army Map Service until he was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam Era. He later moved to Maryland, but his love of Cass brought him back in 1991. After his return, he began working as night auditor for Snowshoe Mountain Resort. John’s love for theatre was renewed, and he performed in 12 plays with the Pocahontas County Drama Workshop. John’s passion for the arts included his talent for cross-stitch and doing drawings and paintings. He drew the designs for the covers on three of W.E. Blackhurst’s books – Mixed Harvest, Of Men and a Mighty Mountain and Afterglow.
John served faithfully for 12 years as a Trustee on the Arbovale Cemetery Association representing the area of Cass. He participated in the annual Memorial Day service, reading names of the deceased.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
John is survived by his brother, Eugene Davis, of Florida; and his devoted friends, Brian and Stacy Gum, of Cass.
Friends and family are invited to gather for visitation at the Cass United Methodist Church Wednesday, April 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be at Cass United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 29. Burial will follow in Arbovale Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps.
Masks are optional.
Online condolences may be made at Lantzfuneralhome.com