Joseph “Joe” Louis Davis, Jr. passed away on Monday, September 12th, 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years old. Joe was born the eldest of Ruby Catherine Davis (nee Strahler) and Joseph Louis Davis, Sr.’s five children in Baltimore, Maryland on February 18, 1932. He served with the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1955. In 1991, Joe retired from the 175th Wing, Tactical Fighter Group of the Maryland Air National Guard, after almost 40 years of service and achieving the rank of Chief Master Sargent. He was a crew chief specializing in the renewal and repair of C-130 and A-10 aircrafts and weapon platforms. Joe found time to care for his family, create his own businesses, build lasting friendships and pursue his other lifelong passions and hobbies.
Joe’s greatest passion was his family, for whom he cared deeply. Joe was a devoted husband to his wife, Rosalie Ann, for 63 years, and a dedicated father and grandfather. He had a passion for watching the History Channel with his daughter, teaching her his handy man crafts, and playing golf until age 87 with his friends, sons Joe and Ralph, and grandson Evan.
After many years of retirement, playing golf and fishing on his boat, Joe began a late career at 67 as a facility manager for the Broadview Apartments in Baltimore, retiring again in 2016, at the age of 84, where he was well loved by the tenants, staff and all who knew him.
Joe is survived by his wife Rosalie Ann Davis (nee’ Ciboroski) of Baltimore, daughter Jo Anne Davis Taliaferro of Baltimore, sons Ralph Davis of Gulfport, MS and Frank Davis of Springfield, IL. His is also survived by his sister Cecelia Dorsch of Baltimore and four grandchildren Evan Scott Taliaferro, Elizabeth, Michael and Matthew Davis. He is predeceased by his daughter and son Joseph Louis Davis III and Debra Ann Davis, his siblings, Paul Davis, Catherine Vogelsang, and Marilyn Vontran.
Intermit private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Tee - Greater Baltimore (firstteebaltimore.org) or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (https://www.cbf.org).