John Byron Davis, M.D.
August 8, 1922 – November 26, 2018
Dr. Davis was born in Omaha on August 8, 1922 and died on November 26, 2018 in Leawood, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Cornelia “Nene” Cowan; his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Davis; and his brother and best friend, Herb Davis Jr., and Herb’s wife, Nell. He is survived by his wife, Marlene; daughter, Dana Miskell (Bill) of Leawood, KS; son, Jay Davis (Kim) of Omaha; daughter, Cindy Bringardner (Bruce) of Austin, TX; sister, Petie Hilsinger of Boston, MA; grandchildren: Chip Miskell, Ashley Dwight, John Bringardner, Nina Leonard, Andrew Bringardner, J.B. Davis, and Laura Davis, 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Dr. Davis graduated from The Asheville School and Yale University and served in the Navy as a Captain of a ship during World War II in the South Pacific. He then graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical School, did his surgical residency in Chicago, and returned to Omaha to practice surgery with his father. He continued practicing surgery until his retirement, at which time he joined his brother in running the family business at Miracle Hill Golf & Tennis Center which was founded by his father. He wrote two books, one of which was “A Town Too Tough To Die” about Cody, Nebraska which became Cody’s town slogan. He was a past president of Omaha Country Club, past Board member of Physicians’ Mutual Life Insurance Co., and a member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church. He loved wintering at his home in Palm Desert, California and golfing at Palm Valley Country Club. He was an avid horseman his whole life, loved tennis, golf, hunting, and painting.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Monday, December 3rd at 11am at All Saints Episcopal Church, 9302 Blondo. Private Family Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to All Saints Episcopal Church, Nebraska Historical Society, The Asheville School, or the charity of your choice.