James Davis, age 76, of Fallon passed away on Monday, December 31, 2012 at his home in Fallon.
James was born in Wolf Point, Mont., to Fay and Thelma (Deleary) Davis. They moved to the Union community when he was 12 years-old. He attended Timber Fork grade school, and then attended high school at Dawson County High School in Glendive.
After enlisting and serving 2 years in the navy, Jim returned home and took over the family farm near Lindsay.
Jim married Ann Marie Scheitlin on December 27, 1957, and worked on the family farm and Farmers Union Oil Co. In 1977 they moved to the Terry/Fallon area, where he not only farmed and ranched while also providing a custom haying service. They moved to Ennis in 1985 where he drove bus for the Yellowstone Talc Mine and garbage truck for Three Rivers Disposal. At last returning to Terry in 1989 he first drove garbage truck for a disposal facility in Miles City. Jim started his own business Triple D Trucking. Later Jim and Marie owned the Lazy JD bar and café for several year giving his customers the chance to see his true colors.
Jim is survived by his wife, and 5 children; Jon (Georgian Hoffer) of Rathdrum, Idaho, Cora Hyde of Houston, Texas, Connie (Doug) Hjorth of Fallon, Mont., Jamie (Lorin) Larsen of Terry, Mont., and Lily (Chris) Schellhase of Gaithersburg, MD, as well as his 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents, a son James “Bo” Davis, sister Rita Brown, two brother-in-laws Bill Brown and Bob Scheitlin, two nephews: Jared Scheitlin and Ryan Treadway, and son-in-law Dale Thorgaard.
Visitation was held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Terry. Funeral services were held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hope Lutheran Church in Fallon. Interment followed at the Dawson County Cemetery in Glendive with full military honors. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Terry is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com
Memorials may be made to charity of your choice.
Published Jan. 9, 2013