Kevin Gregory Davis 53, of Cottage Grove OR passed away on Monday March 26, 2018 in his home. He was born in Hawthorne California to Keith and Barbara Davis.
Kevin graduated from Mt. Whitney High School in Visalia California in 1984. He joined and served the US Coast Guard from February 1987 to March 1997. He was stationed at Cape May NJ, New London CT, Elizabeth City NC, Sacramento CA, Kodiak AK and finally back to Sacramento. He began his career in the USCG as a Gunnermate on the US Coast Guard Cutter Evergreen and went onto as an Aviation Mechanic where he worked on C130s at Air Station Sacrament and Air Station Kodiak. After getting out of the Coast Guard, Kevin and his family settled in Cottage Grove where he began working at Cottage Grove Lumber Mill – Weyerhaeuser from 1997 until his passing.
Kevin married to his best friend Teresa Gonzales on April 24, 1987, and have 2 children, Derrick Davis of Cottage Grove, age 30 and Savannah Davis of Cottage Grove, age 17.
Kevin was very active in his community; he was a member of the Elk Lodge BPOE 1904, The American Legion, the VFW and the Evergreen Air and Space Museum. He volunteered for many social and charitable events through these organizations.
Kevin's passion for entertaining and cooking was well known among his many family and friends. He was a fan of the Oregon Ducks and enjoyed his season tickets to the Football games where he would show off his many talents in cooking through his tailgating parties. He enjoyed traveling, motorcycle rides along the lake, and was active in many golf and pool leagues. He loved and enjoyed tending to his pets that included 3 dogs, many chickens and a duck.
He will always be remembered for his sense humor, his jokes and his laughter and for his love of extremely hot food. Kevin was a loving father and enjoyed being a mentor not only to his children, but to many of their friends as well.
Kevin is survived by his wife Teresa Davis, son Derrick Davis, daughter Savannah Davis, mother Barbara Bolding-Myer, sister Victoria Davis and sister Kathy Davis.
Kevin was preceded in death by his father Keith Davis in 2011 and his nephew Jared Davis in 2016 and his 2 brother in-laws Jesus Magdaleno and Felix “Brandon” Cruz 2013.
Kevin was close to his very large family and he will surely be missed by all.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday April 8th, 2018 at the Elks Lodge, 755 N River Rd. Cottage Grove OR. Arrangements in the care of Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, OR.