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Joseph Michael Davis was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed him to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, he possessed a tough-minded, “take charge” attitude. He had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and he was at ease with the role of playing problem solver. Joe always sought out the scene of where the action was. Sociable, analytical and pleasant, Joe was an individual who enjoyed life’s challenges. His parents were Charlie and Becky Davis. Joe was raised in Charleston, West Virginia. Always able to express himself well, Joe possessed strong interpersonal skills. He was optimistic in his outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in his communication. Armed with a great wit, Joe was raised to be accepting of others and to implement a strong personal work ethic. As a young child, Joe showed his creative ability in many ways. He was outgoing and animated. Joe enjoyed new activities and pursued a variety of interests. He took part in teeball and football. In his spare time he liked to play any type of video games, go ramp digging, hunting, and fishing. Known to others as a focused, logical, open-minded and somewhat driven individual, Joe was able to utilize these qualities to succeed in high school. His curious nature was spurred by his ability to maximize his personal learning style through employing a hands-on approach. He...
Joseph Michael Davis was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed him to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, he possessed a tough-minded, “take charge” attitude. He had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and he was at ease with the role of playing problem solver. Joe always sought out the scene of where the action was. Sociable, analytical and pleasant, Joe was an individual who enjoyed life’s challenges.

His parents were Charlie and Becky Davis. Joe was raised in Charleston, West Virginia. Always able to express himself well, Joe possessed strong interpersonal skills. He was optimistic in his outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in his communication. Armed with a great wit, Joe was raised to be accepting of others and to implement a strong personal work ethic.

As a young child, Joe showed his creative ability in many ways. He was outgoing and animated. Joe enjoyed new activities and pursued a variety of interests. He took part in teeball and football. In his spare time he liked to play any type of video games, go ramp digging, hunting, and fishing.

Known to others as a focused, logical, open-minded and somewhat driven individual, Joe was able to utilize these qualities to succeed in high school. His curious nature was spurred by his ability to maximize his personal learning style through employing a hands-on approach. He was good with facts and had an excellent memory. He graduated from Nitro High School in 2001. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was computer science. He was a member of the marching band drumline.

Friends and acquaintances found Joe an easy man to get to know, and those close to him would often praise his open, practical style of communication and relaxed approach to life in general. Joe was uncomplicated and straightforward in his relationships, which allowed him to accept people for what they were. While growing up, his best friend was Avery Haynes. Later in life, in addition to Avery he also became best friends with Jason Fraser, Shane and Tony Lester, Dennis Craig, Matt Cook. He also made many other wonderful friends throughout his lifetime.

On November 12, 2011 Joe exchanged wedding vows with Ashley Dawn Briscoe at the Springdale Freewill Baptist Church of Hurricane, West Virginia. Joe was attentive to Ashley's feelings, and he charmed Ashley and others with his gift for being able to give freely and generously. A good listener with an engaging personality, Joe was able to bring pleasure and unexpected humor to the relationship.

Joe was a flexible worker who was able to draw the best from others around him. A persuasive individual who was quick to make necessary decisions, Joe’s strengths included being able to think on his feet. He could be a leader who sought impact for his decisions. Gifted with an incredible ability to read body language, Joe was able to positively manipulate situations and motivate others in order to get a task completed. He was a good negotiator who enjoyed new challenges. Joe could multi-task, and he was endowed with entrepreneurial spirit, allowing him to think beyond standard norms when it came to resolving issues in his work environment. His primary occupation was Cook/Prep Cook. He was employed by McDonalds in Cross Lanes, followed by Heartland of Charleston in Kanawha City and briefly employed at CAMC General Hospital.

Joe enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. He had something of an artistic flair in many of the things that he did. He put this creativity toward all of his pastimes. His favorite pursuits were playing video games, watching football (favorite team was the Chicago Bears), played fantasy football every year, liked listening to music and watching movies. He was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

Because he liked to take risks, Joe was a perfect match for athletics and exercise. He was enthusiastic and confident about these activities. Joe was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were football and sometimes basketball.

Joe was a gifted problem solver who worked hard to help accomplish group goals. This skill made him a wonderful asset to the various groups and organizations to which he belonged. Always matter-of-fact about what needed to be done, Joe worked steadily to meet any organization’s goals. In high school, Joe was a member of the Nitro High School marching band (drumline).

Joe was a generous man who prized that same quality in others. So it’s little wonder that he was so active and giving in his community. Politically, Joe was a strong supporter of the Republican Party.

Joe held close traditional values and as a result, faith was important to him. He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church for many years. During his time there he was involved in many plays, as well as the choir.

Travel and vacations were experiences that Joe truly enjoyed. He preferred to seek out excitement wherever he went and he was partial to vacations that were casual and laid back with an atmosphere of “live and let live.” He was willing to leave his plans open and flexible, just in case something more interesting came along. A couple of Joe's favorite vacations were Disney World, and his honeymoon to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in Tennessee.

Joe was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Joe’s favorites was On his 30th birthday he and his wife adopted a 3 month old mixed breed puppy from the animal shelter, which they named Benji. They were best friends for 1 year. He also had a beagle named Dixie for a short time during his childhood.

Joe passed away on August 3, 2014 at His home in Saint Albans, WV. He is survived by his wife Ashley Davis, his father Charlie Davis, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and many other family and friends. Services were held at Tyler Mountian Funeral Home. Joe was laid to rest in Tyler Mountian Memorial Gardens.

Joe was the kind of person who could win others over easily. A concrete communicator, he relied on his senses to increase his involvement and awareness of others. He was always able to provide amusing repartee to his friends and acquaintances, offering a seemingly endless supply of quips, anecdotes, jokes and stories. If Joe had a theme song written about him, it might well have been “I Did It My Way.” by Frank Sinatra He enjoyed his life and the experience of living it. This is how everyone will remember Joseph Michael Davis.

"So sorry Ashley..an Charlie... we as a family have lost a great Man your Husband my nephew.an your Son.. Charlie.. RIP Joey an keep a eye on Ashley an your..." Louise Wentz (SLC, UT)

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