Obituary: John 'Keith' Davis

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Obituaries 10.22.15
Obituaries 10.22.15
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John “Keith” Davis, 54, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 31, 2015.


Keith was born in Orlando, Florida, and is the son of Robert Worth Davis and Lynette (Still) Reed. He was the loving father of Ashley Kay Davis.

Keith was a quality engineer in the aerospace industry and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Orion, a nuclear submarine tender. He was very proud of the time he spent in the Navy. 

Keith also had a passion for cooking, having graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, where he mastered the fine art of food preparation and presentation. He enjoyed fishing and playing golf and was an avid University of Florida Gators football fan. He attended Luther High School, where he played football all four years. His family and friends will remember him as being a very kind-hearted man.

He is survived by his mother, Lynette S. Reed, of Apopka, Florida; his father, Robert W. Davis and wife, Lois, of Orlando; one daughter, Ashley Kay Davis, of Orlando; one sister, Diane Spegal and husband, Greg, of Apopka; two brothers, Doug Raulerson and wife, Charlene, of Apopka, and James W. Davis and wife, Samantha, of Cold Spring, Kentucky; six nieces and nephews, Adam Spegal and wife, Cherise, of Apopka, Brian Spegal and wife, Jenny, of Eustis, Florida, Douglas Raulerson and wife, Rachel, of Apopka, Stacy Summerlin and husband, JD, of Eustis, Jennifer Raulerson, of Apopka, and Vickie Raulerson, of Knoxville, Tennessee; five great-nieces and nephews, Landon Spegal, of Apopka, Parker Spegal, of Eustis, Maggie Raulerson, of Apopka, Wesley Raulerson, of Apopka, and Jordan Summerlin, of Eustis; two loving aunts, Sandra Bishop and husband, James, of Roswell, North Carolina, and Lynn Hathaway and husband, Robert, of Boise, Idaho.

A Memorial Service will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Winter Oak Funeral Home & Cremations, 1132 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, Florida 34786. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2015 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations sent to the Treatment Advocacy Center at


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