SPC Johnathon Frank Davis

Our Hometown Heroes

Johnathon Frank Davis

Once 82nd Airborne, Always 82nd Airborne

Johnathon Frank Davis was a gentle soul. But he was also one tough

82nd Airborne Soldier. Born on January 7, 1992, U.S. Army Specialist Davis was a 2010 graduate of Griffin High School. Kristen Davis was his wife. They had been married only a short time when duty called. He went to fight for our country in Afghanistan to combat the War on Terror. Kristen was also pregnant with their child.

That awful day, March 29, 2012, SPC Davis was killed in action in the Kandahar Province in Afghanistan. His wife would deliver their son, Benjamin one month later. The young man, just 20 years old, whose life had been taken far too soon, was a member of and was honored by the First Assembly of God when his body was returned home. He is buried in the Griffin Memorial Gardens. His mother and father are Kerry and Tracey Morris Davis.

Although Davis did not come home alive to a family and community that loved him, a grateful community now honors the Hometown Hero. An individual plaque will be installed in Historic Downtown Griffin. The plaque is proudly sponsored by Memorial Drive Veterinary Clinic.