John C. Davies, 69, of Morganton, N.C., formerly of Falls City, passed on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. He was born Aug. 17, 1945 in Clovis, N.M. to the late Thomas L. Davies, Jr. and Charmian E. (Bloom) Davies.

John grew up in Falls City and graduated from FCHS in 1963. He attended the University of Nebraska and Nebraska Wesleyan before joining the U.S. Army. John was a Vietnam War veteran. He was a manufacturing engineering manager for Continental Teves for 28 years. After retiring 10 years ago he was actively involved in various local non-profit organizations. John was an avid Husker football fan and vintage car enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly (Shelton) Davies; son, John E. (Jill) Davies, of Cleveland, OH; step-sons, Steve Chappell, of New York City, and Benjamin (Estella) Weigand, of Portland, OR; brothers, David (Susan) Davies, of Omaha, and Donald (Ann) Davies, of Westerford, MA; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Nov. 10, 2014 in Morganton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burke Council on Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency, 203 White St., Morganton, NC 28655 or to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.

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