Gary D. Davis

Gary D. Davis, 78, passed away May 25, 2018, at his home. He was a resident of Rock Springs since 1976 and former resident of Billings, Mont. Davis died following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Laramie, March 11, 1940, the son of Clayton Davis and Lillian Kittle.  

Davis attended schools in Montana and was a graduate of the Billings Senior High School with the class of 1958.

He married his wife JoAnn Fife Whitcher March 22, 1985, in Billings, Mont.

Davis was employed by Bridger Coal as a heavy equipment operator for 24 years until his retirement in 1998.

He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church.

His interests included studying his Bible, shooting, camping, fishing, reading, being a history buff and yard work. 

Survivors include his wife JoAnn Davis of Rock Springs; two sons, Craig Davis of Sunnyslope, Idaho and Martinn Davis of Rock Springs; one step-son, Michael Whitcher of Rock Springs; two step daughters, Julie Schopp and husband David of Billings, Mont., and Laura Kinonen of Portland, Ore.; one sister, Marian Lower and husband Eugene "Gene" of Sheridan; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews and his faithful fur baby Moses.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Shirley Yalowizer and Dorothy Jones. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., June 1, at the Grace Baptist Church at 100 Willow Street in Rock Springs. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Condolences may be left at Vase Funeral Home.


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