Jimmy Lee Davis, 75, of Burlington, affectionately known as Bubba; unexpectedly passed away due to declining health on Friday, November 3rd, 2023. Jimmy passed peacefully with his wife, family members, and close friends by his side at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
Jimmy loved his country and honorably served in the United States Marine Corps. He was most proud of his achievement of Sergeant within three years of service.
Early in life, Jimmy enjoyed working with lifelong friend David Warren on a 66 Chevy II Nova called; Fat Speedy; and racing it at Piedmont. In addition to drag racing, Jimmy also enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson. He was happiest riding his motorcycle around town or going to Bike Week with friends and family.
Jimmy dedicated over 40 years as a truck driver for Commercial Metals, showcasing his strong work ethic and commitment to his profession. He navigated the open roads with skill and diligence, leaving a lasting impact on those he encountered throughout his career.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Thurman L. Davis and Essie Mae Davis, and his brother, Thurman Lee Davis, Jr. “Junior.”
He is survived by his loving spouse, Catherine L. Davis. Two daughters, Megan Montes, husband Miguel. Brooke Jaramillo, husband, David. Five grandchildren: Giselle, Malachi, Josiah, Zechariah, and David. His sister, Patricia Ann Moize, and husband, James Edward Moize, sister, Becky Lynn Coleman, As well as many special nieces and nephews and cousins. All were constant sources of support and comfort.
A special bond also existed between Jimmy and his mother-in-law, Lou Massey Blair, whom he considered his second mother.
The service to honor and remember Jimmy Lee Davis will be held on Saturday, November 18th, 2023, at 2:00 PM. at Calvary Baptist Church, 230 Williamson Street, Burlington, NC. 27215. We invite all who have been touched by Jimmy’s life to attend the service and pay their final respects. Escorted Inurnment will follow at Alamance Memorial Park, 4039 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215.
In this time of mourning, may we find solace in the memories we shared with Jimmy, remembering him for his dedication, love, and adventurous spirit. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.