David Davis

It is with great sadness that the family of David Davis announces his passing on August 30, 2020 at home with his wife Kathy by his side.

He leaves behind his wife Kathy, his children and their spouses Abigail and Bruce Thao, Mark and Brandy Felger and 5 grandchildren Kodie, Noah, Avery, Carson and Dylan. An Aunt, a sister and his Mother and her husband. As well as many friends all over the world.

He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 3rd, 1960.

Dave was a Navy veteran serving from 1978 to 1982 on the USS Mt. Vernon as a Boiler Tech.

He worked as a Field Engineer for COE/USNR for 20+ years. He loved his work and the many people he worked with. It allowed him and Kathy to travel and experience the world.

He lived a full but short life with no regrets.

He was a compassionate and loving man to all that crossed his path. A mentor and teacher to many young men looking for guidance on how to live a good life and be a good man, father and husband.

He will be deeply missed by many.

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  • A wonderful man, husband,and grandpa,and a special blessing to me,his aunt Normie. He will be so missed.

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  • I love you and miss you.

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  • Dave was a wonderful man,husband, grandpa,friend, a wonderful nephew. and
    A blessing in my life. I will miss him greatly.

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  • Wow, so many special moments with Dave, working with him as his interpreter on several projects in Chile. A man full of love for everyone, and not afraid of showing it. He was always himself. He won my deepest respect, and we always kept conected, where ever he was going. And his love for Kathy always present, bringing her where ever he could, just to be together. Remember one special day off, on a project in Cholguan, when we weren’t allowed to work. He asked for a car with a driver, and invited me and my wife to spend a day with him and Kathy in Concepción. Never to be forgotten!
    I learned about compassion, to be straightforward, to treat people equally, and much more.
    A truly good-hearted man, something very hard to find in this world. His memory will be with me forever.

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    • Thank you Roland
      That was a good day. Remember I got my shoes wet? lol
      He always respected you for living your truth.

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  • Kodie and Malissa
    September 22, 2020 6:41 pm

    Always giving guidance and direction with kind words. I will truly miss your check ins and warm wishes. Both Kodie and I were very lucky to have you apart of our lives. We will miss you!

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  • We Will love you always Dave, my dear friend.

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  • Juan Pablo Dominguez Jacome
    September 22, 2020 8:52 pm

    My guide and one of the most important persons that ever cross my way… I will miss him as much as i loved him since i met him in 2012… I will always remember his deep voice, and most of all, all his good advices, intentions and friendship… My big dream in life is to love, have a wife like Kathy, that goes with me all over the world if is necesary… Working doing the things i love, helping people to find their selfes….

    I will always remember you!!!

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  • David hernandez
    September 22, 2020 10:12 pm

    As I had the oportunity to work with him and be his friend. I learn from him so much about love as human, about life and work. He will be with me in every time I apply his ways.

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  • Dave And Kathy we’re blessed to have found each other. They truly began a great life of living once they married. Dave told me recently that he loved her with “all he was.” Dave loved to socialize. He always made me feel very loved as his sister in law, and was soo proud of his children. He was a true, good man, with incredible morals and values that I admired. Nearing the end, we shared our faith with each other, while we both prayed for remission and a miracle! Dave promised me he would fight until he no longer could, and THAT… we will always be grateful for. He did just that.
    Jim and I’s most memorable time we spent with Dave and Kathy was the year Mom and Dad Dawson sent us out to Montana to visit them. We spent the first night there in a hot springs sharing a few cocktails and Dave taught us his favorite song! So today Dave, I know you are Partying with the Angels, in honor of your journey, Jim and I are singing your song… “ Cement in mixing, party, party! “
    Love you Dave Davis our Brother !
    Melaine and Jim

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  • Christopher Sargent
    September 23, 2020 2:17 am

    Dave will be greatly missed. We served on the USS Mt. Vernon, much of the time on the same watch. Had many deep conversations with Dave on the mid-watch. RIP shipmate.

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  • Vincent O'Brien
    September 23, 2020 6:54 am

    Dave had that special gift that he passed on and gave to everyone. We won’t forget him
    Rip My Friend.
    Ireland

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  • Vincent O'Brien
    September 23, 2020 6:56 am

    Dave had that special gift that he passed on and gave to everyone We won’t forget him.
    Rip My Friend

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  • It is extremely difficult to express in words the depth of love a mother has for her child. As everyone who knows me knows that I always called Dave “My Gentle Giant”. He was a kind and caring man who loved people all over the world.I believe God had something very important for him to do and he is healthy and has a big smile on his face. He is watching over his family and friends that he loves so much.

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  • Mary Lou Coar - mother of Dave Davis
    September 23, 2020 1:25 pm

    Why?

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  • Very sorry for your loss Kathy. Dave was truly a special human being. He really enjoyed his work and sharing his knowledge. We always looked forward to his trips to our mill in Diboll,TX. He always had a way of making hard work fun. The whole crew looked forward to his time here and being able to work with him and learn something new. God bless.

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    • Thank you Sherman he always enjoyed his visits to your facility and his time with you and the guys there.

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  • Thank you Sherman he always enjoyed his visits to your facility and his time with you and the guys there.

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  • Dave taught many Sailors the skills to keep the boilers pressurize and the fires lit. We shared many stories and elevated our train of thought while it was still legal in the navy. RIP Sailer Dave. A true snipe and he will be missed. See you on the other side…

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