John Lee Davis, of Edna, Texas, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2023 at the age of 60. He was born in Victoria, Texas on Friday, October 3, 1962, to the late Betty (Parker) Davis and Gail Davis.
John is survived by his wife of 20 years, Melissa Davis; daughters, Trisha Figueroa (Roland); Lacey Fastle (Chris); Melanie Minter (Curtis); Samantha Minter (Bo); son Caleb Davis. He was a proud grandfather to Samuel, Malachi, Charlotte and Luka. He was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be truly missed.
John was a graduate of Edna High School class of 1981. He began his lifelong law enforcement career in 1983 when he graduated from Victoria Police Academy. John served the State of Texas through local, state and federal agencies throughout his 40 year career in law enforcement. Throughout his career he was a proud servant of Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Lavaca Navidad River Authority, Cuero Police Department and Texas Department of Criminal Justice Office of Inspector General where he was assigned to the Special Operations Group Fugitive Task Force with the US Marshal Service and Special Operations Group D 53 with the Drug Enforcement Agency. Later in life he returned to local law enforcement through the Bee County Sheriff's Office, Victoria County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Sheriff's Office and most recently, Goliad County Sheriff's Office where he was the Commander of Operation Lone Star Task Force. In the months before his passing, John successfully led efforts to combat human and drug trafficking cartels and their criminal invasion into Texas. The region-wide "Operation Lone Star Task Force" includes agencies from over 22 counties, US Border Patrol and Homeland Security.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 10:30 am at the First Baptist Church of Edna, Texas with Pastor Robert Krause presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Coastal Bend Peace Officers Association Scholarship Fund, 2962 Old St. Mary's Rd., Beeville, Texas 78102, or an organization of your choice
Services have been entrusted to Russell Todish of Slavik Funeral Home, 209 N. Allen St., Edna, Texas 77957, 361-782-2152.
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