Stuart Kinley Davis, was born July 13, 1943 in Harper, Kansas, to Wendell K. Davis and Fern Grace (Davidson) and died January 29, 2015 peacefully, at home in Roswell, NM, surrounded by love and light after a long, brave battle with lung disease.
He learned early a strong work ethic and carried that with him throughout his many enterprises: as a soldier in the Navy who served three tours of duty in Vietnam, as a mechanic, businessman, farmer, inventor, and horseman.
He was hard and complicated and often a curmudgeon, but did his best to be a good son, brother, father, husband, and friend. As it turned out, he had a soft, sweet underbelly that he showed more and more as his end here grew near. His love was a fierce love.
He is survived by his wife, Valli West-Davis, his daughter Tracy Sauceda and son-in-law Martin Sauceda, his son Brad Davis, his grandchildren Kyle and Keirsten Sauceda, Daylin, Kylie, Cole and Mackenzie Davis, his brother Jerry Davis and sister-in-law Martina Davis.
Stuart's ashes will be buried at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may make them to Roswell Humane Society, 703 E. McGaffey, Roswell, NM, 88203.
Condolences, memories and stories may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.