Christopher Lee Davis, 52, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021 after a brief illness.
Chris was born on January 10, 1969 in Florissant, Missouri to the late James M. and Sharon (nee Peterson) Davis. Chris married Cathy Horn on October 26, 1996 at Harvester Baptist Church in St. Charles, Missouri.
Chris graduated from Hazelwood Central High School in 1987. He then attended the University of Missouri Columbia School of Journalism and received Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism in 1991. He continued his education at the University of Missouri Columbia School of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1994. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.
Chris began his career as a State of Missouri Public Defender in 1996 and worked in the Jackson, Missouri office for over 25 years, serving as District Defender and Senior Public Defender. Chris dedicated his entire career representing indigent clients and being their voice in the court system. For everyone who knew Chris, he was such a quiet and reserved person who kept calm in all situations, he was very deliberate and thoughtful in his actions but when he was in the courtroom he was a fierce advocate for his clients and touched the lives of many over the years.
Chris was an avid drummer playing since he was very young. He enjoyed fishing and working in the yard. He loved to travel especially to the ocean. Chris believed the key to happiness is someone to love, something to do, and something to look forward to, which he followed every day.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy of Whitewater, Missouri; mother, Sharon (Peterson) Davis of Weldon Spring, Missouri; brother, Jeffrey and Juanita Davis of O’Fallon, Missouri; brother, Timothy and Tammy Davis of O’Fallon, Missouri; mother and father in-law, Richard and Gale Horn of Batchtown, Illinois; brother-in-law Richard (Kathleen) Horn of Moscow Mills, Missouri; as well as nieces and nephews and many friends.
Donations can be made in Chris’ honor to the University of Missouri Columbia Scholarship Fund.
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