Joseph W. Davis of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away on October 11th 2020 at home surrounded by
family. Joe was born May 18th 1944 in Springfield MO son of William and Wanda Davis. He
graduated from Westport High school in 1962 and received his BA and Masters in sociology and
anthropology from the University of Missouri.
Joe is survived by his wife of 54 years Patty Davis; his two children Stephanie Wood, of Lee’s Summit
MO; Alan Davis (Tiffany) of Lee’s Summit, MO; seven grandchildren Joseph Wood, Jacob Wood,
Jackson Wood, Julia Davis, Jayden Wood, Anna Davis and Katelyn Wood. Also survived by his sisters
Pat VanBebber, DeeAnna Shamp of Lee’s Summit, MO and brother Kenny Davis of Raytown, MO
and many nieces and nephews.
Joe was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a lifelong athlete and sports fan but his
favorite place to be was sidelines cheering on his grandchildren at all of their sporting events. Joe
loved his Kansas City teams Chiefs, Royals, Sporting KC and his alma mater Missouri Tigers. Joe was
also an avid golfer and a member of the Men’s Association at Shamrock Golf Course. Memorial Golf
Tournaments are planned for Spring 2021 to benefit his grandchildren’s education and childhood
A visitation to celebrate Joe’s life will be held Thursday October 22nd
2020 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
at Langford Funeral Home.