Daniel R. Davis

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December 3, 1952 - November 1, 2019
Born in Kennett, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Daniel R. Davis, of Saint Charles, Missouri, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019 at the age of 66.  Loving husband of 36 years to Kathleen Davis; beloved son of Freida Dixon and the late Raymond Davis; devoted father of Cassandra Davis, Drew (Carissa) Davis and Becky (Kenny) Shapiro; loving “Papa” of Micah Shapiro, Elizabeth Shapiro, Josiah Shapiro, Naomi Shapiro, Olivia Davis, Maverick Davis, and Thea Davis; dear brother of Scotty (Carrie) Davis, the late Rebecca Miller, and brother-in-law of Ken Miller; dearest uncle, cousin, nephew, brother-in-law, and friend to many.

Daniel proudly and honorably served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.  He retired after more than 30 years as Director of Flight Standards for the Federal Aviation Administration.  He was a true navigator through and through and would talk “Pilot” with anyone familiar with the sky.

Dan loved to stay in the Word and was inspired when capturing the sunrise and sunsets with his wife, Kathee.  He was a member of The Crossing in St. Peters, and always looked forward to worshiping his Savior with others.  He was a faithful man of God who loved people well.  Dan cherished spending time with his church family while he served at the Coffee Bar, facilitating classes, and spending time in his small group.

Dan enjoyed traveling and going camping with his family.  As an outdoorsman, he loved nature, going skiing, kayaking, hiking, fishing, and biking, which were just some of ways he stayed in tune with God’s creation.  He liked dancing with his bride and singing, especially to his favorite classics, like the Beach Boys, Eagles, and The Beatles.  He also enjoyed listening to some of the soft music of Josh Groban and Michael Buble while sitting with his wife.  Dan was a big Sci-Fi and action movie fan, with his favorites ranging from Star Trek and Star Wars to X-Men and the Jason Bourne series.  However, he also had a heart for The Sound of Music, which he loved to watch with Kathee; they even made a trip to visit the Von Trapp House in Vermont.

Dan was a wonderful family man and loved his grandkids, and they were equally obsessed with him.  He had a magical gift of getting them to sleep, as he would whisper his special Indian chant to them.   Daniel was a gentleman and was always looking out for others.  He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations for a service dog for Dan's wife, Kathee.  Getting a service dog has been a focus of Dan's for some time now, and this will assist his family in making that a reality, as well as providing some much needed support for Kathee moving forward.  They have set up a way to give towards this, in honor of Dan.  Please visit Remembering Daniel Davis at Go Fund Me.

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  1. Cledis & Carol Fort November 9, 2019 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    candle 7This world has lost one of the kindest Christian gentlemen to have ever walked this earth — the man we are proud and blessed to call our nephew. He will always be with us, watching from above. Our prayers are with the family now and always. With much love, Clete & Carol

  2. Jerry & Wilma Gittemeier November 10, 2019 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    candle 8Kathy I am so sorry for your loss, you & Dan were always so friendly and always doing & going somewhere. It was such a nice surprise to see you both this sumner. Prayers for all of you during this time. It is such a comfort knowing he is watching over all of you in heaven. God Bless & keep you.

  3. Janice Thompson-Hall November 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    candle 8My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Kathy! I am very grateful to have worked with Dan several years at the FAA.


  4. Marvin & Sandy Scott November 11, 2019 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    My family has been blessed to know Dan and Kathy, and their family, for many years.
    This was a shock!
    Our thoughts and prayers with you all as we share in this loss of a truly wonderful man.
    God Bless

  5. Vicky January 17, 2020 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Oh dearest Davis family. I had no idea that Dan had passed until moments ago. I cannot express to you how sorry I am for your loss. What a wonderful, one-of-a-kind, Godly man he was. I am thankful for your family’s kindness to me through the years and at a time when I needed it the most. You are a truly wonderful family and a fine example of love to others, and Dan was a great father and husband. My sincerest prayers to you all….for His Hand of mercy and comfort upon you now and always…into eternity with your beloved.

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