Visitation, funeral service set for Kenly firefighter who died on duty

John Morris Davis Jr., 45, a Kenly Firefighter in a photo from Kenly Fire Dept.

KENLY, N.C. (WNCN) – A visitation will be held Wednesday for a Johnston County volunteer firefighter who died while responding to a call.

John Davis Jr., 45, was among fire crews that responded to a crash on Princeton-Kenly Road on Saturday.

RELATED: Funeral held for Johnston County firefighter, dad of 3 who died on duty

Davis had chest pains while responding to the call. He was treated on the scene by EMS and was taken to the hospital. He died in the ambulance.

Davis worked as a volunteer firefighter in Kenly since 2003. In addition to his duties at the fire house, he also worked as a police officer.

RELATED: Kenly firefighter and dad of 3 dies after assisting at vehicle crash

The department and family tell CBS North Carolina they appreciate the support from the community.

Earlier this week, Davis’ body was escorted down Highway 70 from Raleigh to Kenly.

“The lucky thing is we have some neighboring departments covering our calls so we don’t have to,” said Tim Little, Kenly Assistant Fire Chief. “Gives us a chance to grieve, do things to get ready for preparation of John’s service.”

Davis leaves behind a wife and three children.

Davis’ visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kenly Fire Department on First Street. The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Kenly Funeral and Cremations. A burial service will follow at Center Ridge Presbyterian Church on Glendale Road in Kenly.

1 thought on “Visitation, funeral service set for Kenly firefighter who died on duty

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s