John B. Davis M.D.

John B. Davis M.D.

WAUNAKEE/MADISON – John B. Davis, M.D., age 92, son of Reverend D.W. and Mrs. Davis, passed away on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.

John graduated from Livingston High School in 1940. In 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and participated in the battles of Guadalcanal, Bougainville and Guam. After Guam, he was commissioned an officer. In 1951, John married Carol Parks of Waubeka, she passed away in 2000. John attended UW Medical School in Madison and served briefly in Family Practice in Markesan. He became a Diplomat in the College of Radiology in 1963 and practiced Radiology at Dean Clinic for 18 years, retiring in 1985. His hobbies in retirement were Methodist Missionaries going on 15 mission trips, wood working, underwater photography and antique show cars where he won two Grand National Awards.

John was a member of Wisconsin Council of the Blind, Blind American Veterans and the VFW.

He is survived by his sister, Patricia Cockings of Madison; three sons, Christopher (Janet Duhr), and granddaughter Maribeth of Waunakee, Peter (Viola Davis) and their children Justin, Andrew, Brook and Tessa of Oregon, and Thomas and his children John Paul and Carol Jean of Madison; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at a later date at East Side Cemetery in Dodgeville.

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