LEBANON, OR, USA U.S. Army SSG, TROOP G, 1ST BATTALION, 82D CAV, 43RD INF BDE COMBAT TEAM, REDMOND, OR BALAD, IRAQ 04/08/2005
Staff Sergeant Kevin Dewayne Davis, 41, of Lebanon, died April 8, 2005, in Hawija, Iraq while serving in the Oregon National Guard.
A memorial service was held by G Troop in Kirkuk, Iraq, last week. He deployed to Iraq with G Troop, of Redmond.
Davis was born Dec. 3, 1963, in Nyssa, Ore., the son of Darrell and Nellie (McGinnis) Davis. He moved to Albany and graduated from West Albany High School in 1982. In 1994, he moved to Lebanon.
He worked for Timber Valley Dairy for 13 years as a home delivery milkman. Later he worked as a detention officer at Linn-Benton Detention Center in Albany while serving as a reserve officer for the Lebanon Police Department.
Davis graduated from Linn-Benton Community College with an associate’s degree in criminal justice and from the Reserve Officer’s Academy in 2004. He had served in the National Guard for fourteen years, most of it with Troop F in Lebanon. He was called to duty to serve in Iraq in June 2004.
On Aug. 30, 1997, he married Robbin Sullivan in Lebanon.
He enjoyed playing softball, fishing, camping and being active with his kids. He enjoyed coaching his kids’ softball and football teams.
Survivors are his wife Robbin; daughters Laurynn Davis and Makenna Davis of Lebanon; son Andrew Deibele-Davis; parents Darrell and Nellie Davis; sisters Shelley Moore of Albany and Donya Samido of Corvallis; brother Brian Davis of Jefferson; two nieces; and two nephews.
His son Landon died at birth in 1998