He is preceded in death by his father Charles H. Davis in 1979, brother Larry Davis in 2003, and mother Marie Davis in 2006.
Doug lived in the community of Williams; attended and graduated Williams High School in 1960. He was involved in FFA, football, basketball and baseball. In his early teens, he worked as a bank-out rice truck-driver for Jim and Wanda Bowen, a Standard Oil gas station worker and volunteered for the Williams City Fire Department.
In his early 20s his interest grew with fixing and driving modified stock cars. He was so talented in the mechanical field and driving that he often drove with A.J Foyt in Daytona, and other locations. Doug also had a love for sprint cars and had several win where he drove for singer Kenny Rogers.
Doug worked for California Highway Patrol in Sacramento as a mechanic and EVOC training officer 16 years, and with the California Department of Forestry and Mt. Bullion as a HEM, and Fleet Equipment Manager for total of 37 years for the state of California. He retired in 2006. We had our dream home built and moved to “Big Sky” in Corvallis, Mont., in 2007.
Doug’s true love was his family, friends and enjoyed the great outdoors. His heart was the state of Montana where he loved to hunt, fish and just be in God’s country.
He is survived by his wife Susie of Lincoln, Calif.; sister, Mary Jane Parker (Estes) of Woodland, Calif.; sons, Scott (Trish) Davis of Fair Oaks, Calif., with grandchildren Abbey, Adeline, Alexandria and Charles; Brad (Kim) Davis of Williams, Calif., with grandchildren Brittany Shay, Justin, Trace; Matt (Amber) Davis of Sonora, Calif., with granddaughter Rilee; and Nathan Berling (step-son) of Lincoln, Calif.
A celebration of Life will be held on Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Turkey Creek Golf Course, 1525 Highway 193, Lincoln, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.