Lloyd A. Davis

Lloyd A. Davis, 70, 13-year resident of Whidbey Island, died at Whidbey General Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002.

Mr. Davis was born in Burbank, Calif., on Jan. 22, 1932, to Orville Alton Davis and Elizabeth Marie (Kriby) Davis. He attended schools in Burbank, where he graduated from Burbank High School in 1950. Following high school, he entered the U.S. Air Force, and was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, La. He was honorably discharged in 1954.

On June 20, 1953, Lloyd married Pat McDowell in Shreveport. While residing there, he worked as a fireman for the Shreveport Fire Department. After seven years, they moved from Louisiana to Southern California. Over the years, they returned to Shreveport several times.

They lived in various locations throughout Southern California, including Burbank and Buena Park. Lloyd was employed as a prosthetics/orthodics practitioner for a number of years. In 1989, they moved to Langley and then to Oak Harbor in 1999.

Lloyd was a member of the Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church, and served on the Board of Trustees. He was an avid golfer, and was a member of the United States Golf Association (USGA). He was also an ardent fisherman and square dancer, and enjoyed wood working as well. He was assistant to the activities director at the Oak Harbor Retirement Community.

Lloyd is survived by his three children, Tane Turrell of San Diego, Darlus Peters and husband Steve of Longmont, Colo., and Troy Davis of Portland, Ore.; four grandchildren, Jolene Rice and husband Jeremy of Hobbs, N.M., Greg Davis of Oak Harbor, C.J. Peters of Longmont, Colo., and Brea Wetzel of San Diego; one great-granddaughter, Journi Rice of Hobbs, N.M.; one sister, Janice E. Fowler and husband Al of Buena Park, Calif.

Other survivors include one brother, David O. Davis and wife Norma of Redmond, Ore.; also, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat, on Sept. 20, 2000 and by one grandson, Kaleb Peters on June 18, 1993.

A memorial service will be Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at 1 p.m., at Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church, Rev. David Lura officiating. A private committal service will precede at Sunnyside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church. Arrangements and cremation under direction of Burley Funeral Chapel.