DAVIS, James E., Sr., 86, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022 in Hospice of Dayton. He was born May 6, 1936 in Xenia, OH, the son of Thomas E. and Martha L. (Herr) Davis. Jim was a United States Army Veteran in the 188th Airborne Infantry Regiment. He worked as a welder at Navistar for 38 years. Jim was a PADI-certified Master SCUBA Diver and Instructor. He earned all the specialty diver certificates including, cave diver, wreck diver, deep diver, and underwater photography. Jim was a longtime member of the Dayton-area SCUBA club, The Ohio Reef Rovers. Survivors include four children, James Davis, Jr., Pamela Davis, Stacey (Julie) Davis, Amy (Michael) Smith; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Alice (Richard) Miller and Sandra (Gary) Lockwood. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Teresa, and brother, Robert. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Visitation will be held one hour prior from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.