Boyd Butch Davis
Boyd Butch Davis
Boyd Butch Davis passed away on August 13, 2010, at his home in Rogue River, Ore. Boyd was born in Phoenix, Ariz., on January 11, 1941, to Leonard and Mildred Davis.
Boyd was a quiet and sensitive person, a good and kind soul. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 through 1962 on the oil tanker Cacapon.
Upon honorable discharge from the Navy, he started working at the V.A. Domiciliary, where he spent the next 30 years as a motor vehicle operator, transporting patients. He was proud of his award for driving 1,000,000 miles with no accidents.
Boyd was an avid shuffleboard and cribbage player. He also loved running. He ran many races locally and always looked forward to the Pear Blossom Run. Boyd was especially proud of the 26-mile marathon he ran in Chico, Calif.
He will be greatly missed by his shuffleboard family, cribbage partners, and the many friends he has made through the years.
There are no words to express how much his family loved him. They will miss him greatly.
Boyd is survived by wife of 24 years, Jeanne; and step-daughter, Michelle (John) Eddy-Wels. From his marriage to Ann, his first wife, came three wonderful children: sons, Kenneth (Kayla) and Kevin; and daughter, Rebecca (Nick) Lumsden. He was very proud of his nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He also had two wonderful sisters, Ruth (Sandy) Elaine Richie and Lenora Kirklin; and many nieces and nephews who greatly loved their Uncle Butch."
Boyd was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Dave; and niece, Norma.
In lieu of flowers, his wish was that donations be made to the American Cancer Society for the research into prostate cancer.
A memorial service will be held at the Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point on August 20, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., with internment at a later date. All are invited to his home in Rogue River after the service.
Here's to you Boyd (Butch); you will always hold a special place in our hearts!