I never got to meet Mr. Davis but I'm a big fan of the TX/OU game. When I heard that he had passed I looked him up and found the inspirational speech he gave in Lubbock with the great Billy Graham. I loved that speech and watched it at least 30 times. I posted it on my Facebook page because I wanted others to hear this great message. It has been a while and I needed Christ like motivation today. I remembered Steve Davis and one of the best 7 minutes I have ever listened too. I no longer can view and wish I knew why. His words are simple but a message we need to hear every day. I hope someone will make this available again soon. I only knew Mr. Davis as being an awesome QB for OU until his unfortunate passing. After watching that video from 1975 on March 18, 2013 I will never forget him because of his love for Christ and his family! If anyone knows how I can watch that wonderful speech again please contact me.
This must be so hard on the family but remember you have a refuge in God. We're reminded in Ps. 46:1 that God is a refuge and Strength during difficult times.
May the god of comfort be a source of strength for your family at this difficult time. 2Corn 1:3, 4. Deepest Sympathy, Sue, Concord, NC
Steve, we will all miss you in the Wyrick family and Jesse and Paul. We feel such a great loss. Thank you for making Fran happy. I wish you could have stayed, but as
my grandmother said, "That's God's business."
i dated steve a little while in college he got me through theory of football class as i was the only girl and we spent time talking about the word of God and i sang with l. d baker daughter danita.he will be missed,but we will see him again,and
so sorry for your loss,God has promised that he will open His hand and give you the desire of your heart if you ask him.May He be with you at this time..~~~
Dear Joe & Barb, Lindsay, Jessica, and Haily,
We are so sorry for your loss. We pray for the comfort of the Holy Spirit to release the pain, leaving you with joyous, sweet memories of Steve. May you realize the peace that surpasses understanding in the forthcoming days and months. Because you know Christ and are His, you will not grieve as those who have no hope; rather, your grief will be an expression of your love for Steve and the precious family he leaves, and will exemplify the love and grace of our Heavenly Father. May you feel the embrace of His loving arms.
We love you,
Mark & Laura, Alison and Chloé Prochaska
What a loss for his family and for all of the sooner nation. I met Steve Davis in 1977 when he came to Hugoton Kansas to speak to our jr. high and high school football kids at the Hugoton christian church. He made a great positive impact on a number of kids. My only regret is not writing him earlier to let him know what he did for a lot of kids. He was a great role model for a lot of people both on and off the field. We will all miss him. God's blessing to all his family members. Steve Nelson Hugoton Kansas
I was friends with Steve during his OU days, but in a different manner than most. Steve would come to Easton Heights Baptist Church with his Grandparents back in the middle 70's and that is how we became friends. I was a music student at ORU, played sports at Tulsa Edison (I'm a Tulsa native) and was on the Judo team at ORU. When Steve would come for a visit at Easton Heights we would go get a burger and coke at the burger joint down on Edison Street. We were not close friends, but good buddies when he came around. I knew he was from Sallisaw. Interestingly, I have lived in Poteau for the last nine years where I have served as Minister of Music and Adults at FBC Poteau. I have visited FBC Sallisaw a few times (Bill Aydelotte is a good friend from there) and also have a good friend, Greg Burnsed, who serves at Immanuel Baptist in Sallisaw. May I please send to your family my deepest condolences in this time and may the Peace and Love of God envelop you and give you comfort.
We are all sad and suffering for the loss of our dear friend. Here we are last August at a Tulsa Driller's baseball game. Steve is on the back right and Fran Evans is front on right. They had a wonderful relationship. For years we have enjoyed a personal friendship and working on projects together. Throughout the years he hired many of my students; that was a complement to everyone. He knew just how to get the best out of them, frequently commenting that if I sent them, they would perform. We met often in Jenks for breakfast. We had plans to attend the OU spring game together; to enjoy our time and to talk over the latest big project that is so-so near completion. His e-mail to me in part last week: "How are you? I hope you are well and that your silence is due to being busy rather than dealing with any health issues.” (Steve was aware of some difficulty that I have been going through...and like a friend, wanted to know how I was doing). “We need to get together when time permits. I miss discussions about all things important". He goes on with a lengthy discussion about current progress. How sad I am we did not have that meeting. No question, a great quarter back and two national championships...that's impressive, but pales to the kind of person he was. One of our favorite sidelines...I would remind him yes, he was big time - he played against Texas at OU...but would ask if he had played the Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmates. With a wry smile I would make some kind of comment that I had played against the inmates while at Eastern Oklahoma State College in both football and basketball. He would laugh as he often did and agree. Steve ol' pal, I know where you are and rejoice in the day I can join you and all those close to me.
Your pal, Henry
What a loss we all feel. My heartfelt prayers not only go out to Steve's parents, brothers, his son Bo, Fran, Steve's many friends and former teammates, but also to those countless persons that were touched by the life of Steve Davis in so many meaningful ways. As his younger OU teammate and fellow FCAer, I certainly admired and looked up to Steve (and remember desiring more time with him, like many). Yes, Steve was an attractive, good-hearted, gracious, Baptist kid from Sallisaw, but he was also “danged” tough and wasn't afraid to compete (to “put it all on the line”). In my eyes, he demonstrated more Courage than anyone on those 2 National Championship teams. He played beyond his abilities, and was a leader who was fueled by integrity and a spiritual clarity of purpose that was beyond his years. Losing was not something he seemed to contemplate. He was simply a Winner, but not just on the field. When many of us during the school week were visiting girl friends, studying or hanging out in the OU dorm, Steve was flying that airplane (at times I was invited to accompany him) to share his larger-than-life Christian faith, which was at the heart of everything he was--or wasn't. None of us are perfect, but Steve Davis should easily be remembered as the finest ambassador for Oklahoma Sooner Football (and Oklahoma life) that there will likely ever be. Truly, he is one of a kind.
We will miss you Steve! Thank you, my Christian brother for the champion you are and the faithful life you lived. Amen.
Dear Davis family, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Oklahoma's favorite son. Wow, Steve's parents must have been such Godly parents,I have prayed for years that my two sons would follow in Steve's footsteps not only as football players, but more importantly as godly young men. I feel as if I have lost my older Christian mentor. I was 15 when Steve came to First Baptist Church in Heavener, Ok. to lead a youth revival. I sat next to his wife Judy, and he autographed the church bulltin in 1977. Just this year by accident the bulletin was distroyed by water damage and I cried, but then I remembered that he has also signed my leather purse at a State Wide Evangelism conference. Steve was apprehensive to sign my leather purse. He said "Are you sure you want me to sign on your nice leather purse" and I told him I have no doubt in my mind. Only God knew how much that autography meant to me a week ago when I found out that he has gone to be with our Lord and Savior. The moment I found out, I had to call my dad, back in Oklahoma. I miss you and your excellent example of Christ to this world. Can hardly wait to see you again in glory. Your were a true Champion for OU and more importantly a Champion for Christ.
Prayers for the Davis Family. I want to share a quick story. When I was maybe 8 or 9, (I was the size of a 5 year old)... I remember being at a SHS bonfire rally. Steve carried me on his shoulders for a long time that night. He was my childhood hero. Even as a High School Senior, he showed a maturity and class beyond his years. He always showed me kindness and I will remember this great man for as long as I live. God Bless Steve and your Family.
Class of 79
Steve Davis brought a lot of happiness to a young female sooner fan in Heavener,Ok. I was the only thirteen year old girl in my school that listened to all the 73',74'& 75 sooner football games on the radio. I have Steve's autography in a leather purse and it is a true treasure. I cried like I lost a beloved family member. Steve was apart of my OU history and my OU family member. He was also a great Christian example that I pray my sons will emulate. God Bless you Steve
Sorry for such a sudden loss to your family. Joe was in my class at Sallisaw before your family relocated. May you find comfort in the days, months and years to come knowing that your family has touched so many. God bless you during such a trying time.
My prayers and sincere sympathy are with you and your family. It's so hard to lose someone so close to you. Keep your faith in God and keep telling Him what's in your heart and mind, no matter how you feel. Give yourself time to heal, too. It took me 3+ yrs. to get past losing my friend and sister, Lorrilynn. She died suddenly in a car accident in 1997. May Jesus Christ keep you in His heart and in His hands. He will get you through this. God bless you,
Much sympathy to the Davis family. Thank you so much for sharing Steve with the OU family. My favorite memories of Steve include his opening the door for me at OU's Baptist Student Union, stopping by my friend's car on which we had just changed a flat tire to see if he could do anything for us on his way across campus, and his taking the stage at the Oklahoma Southern Baptist youth evangelism conference, the winter before his Senior season at OU. Steve promised the crowd that OU would be in the National Championship game at the end of the next season. Like Joe Willie Namath who promised a win at the Super Bowl, James Steven came through with his promise. He helped get us to the championship game and brought home MVP and National Championship & Orange Bowl trophies to boot. That was such a thrill. It was such a great thing to watch Steve play on the field, but also to see him as a Christian gentleman. Steve is one of the Sooner greats and he will be missed so much. We didn't lose Steve, we know just where he is, now. Heaven's gates surely opened wide for him where he's been welcomed by his beloved brother, George. Many condolences. Thanks for sharing your loved one with the rest of the state and the Sooner Nation.
I worked with Steve in the mid90s. He was actually my knight in shining armor for a brief period of time. I will never forget him. My condolences to his family. RIP Steve.
Joe and Barb, Brant and I are deeply saddened by your loss. Our prayers are with you and the famiy.
Steve was my senior adviser at American Legion Boys' State on the campus of NESU in the Summer of 1975. How fortunate to grow up an avid Sooner football fan, have followed the team faithfully, and then be "saddled" by having this gregarious, fun-loving, Sooner QB give you life advice. Steve's attitude was infectious and rife with success. He understood the blessings God had bestowed on him, and he thrived with them and the hard work. He was the epitome of Oklahoma to me. Today, he rests with our Savior, but, friends, oh what a legacy he leaves. Steve, I am sorry for those you leave but honored you were one of us.
We should all be so lucky to have lived a life like Steve Davis. Not just because he was a great athlete, but because he was a great soldier for Christ. Thanks for being my role model all those years!
As I'm remembering Steve, I'm taken back to the good ole days at Sallisaw High. What a great friend he was. I remember the laughter and the many heart to heart talks about life, but what I remember most is his spiritual influence. Although I was the upper classman, I "looked up" to him. He was always there to offer his guidance when I needed it most. Even though I went to that "rival" school north of OKC, I was still very proud to call him my friend. He never missed a chance to extend an invitation to come watch him "perform." In my Sr. yearbook, he chose to sign on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes page. He left me with the verse, Phil. 4:13. That's the kind of guy he was, always relying on the strength of Christ to lead him in all things. What a glorious welcome he must have received when he met Jesus face to face. As I dearly remember his brother George, I will also remember Steve....always!!! May God's comfort, peace, and blessings be with the Davis family.
My family moved to Sallisaw in the middle of my junior year, so I didn't play football with Steve during his senior year, but we were teammates in track, and I considered George a good friend as we graduated together. Even in the short time I had a chance to associate with Steve personally, I was so impressed with his care for others and his dedication to his God. Yes, he was an All-State sports guy, but he would also often lead prayer sessions in the back of the bus on the way to track meets. Steve was not only an athletic leader, but a spiritual leader as well. While I was in college in St. Louis, my track coach came to me to ask about this amazing quarterback at OU. He was so impressed with Steve's ability to run the wishbone offense that my coach wanted to change our football team's offense to the wish bone as well..and he did the next year! I was proud to tell him I knew Steve and told him that Steve was not just a great quarterback but was a really good and Godly man. He will certainly be missed by his family and also a very broad community of people that Steve left a mark on in Sallisaw and across the globe. What will surely be our loss will be Heaven's gain.
Dear Davis Family,
My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of Steve. He was a great guy and a faithful Christian. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Although it's been many years, I still have fond memories of my friendship with Joe at Sallisaw Junior High and High School. Joe and I shared our Christian faith, love for learning and genuine friendship. My brothers, Aaron Presler and Mark Presler, played football with and were friends with George at SHS. The whole Presler family and I have the utmost respect for your family - your Christian faith and love of God, family and friends. I know that Steve is with Jesus and that you will see him again. I pray that God will bless and sustain you with the strength and comfort that only He can provide. In His love,
A winner - in football and in life!
In football, Steve studied the playbook, practiced hard and was ready when his number was called. More importantly, in life, he knew the Book, prepared well and was ready when called. Steve Davis - a true winner!
Dear Davis family: I am sooo sorry for your loss, for the loss of such a powerful man of God who obviously touched many lives. Earths loss is Heavens gain~ Praying for peace and comfort for the family.
Condolences to the Davis families. I worked with Steve's brother Joe in 2000. Great Christian people. Joe always spoke so highly of his brother when we were together. God Speed.
Todd and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. God Bless you!
Steve was one of a few men God has used in a powerful way. He has truly been God's soldier in a time when this old world desperately needed one. God was number one in his life as it should be for all of us. The NAS Bible says in I John 2:17 "The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever." Can't wait to see Steve in Heaven. He is my hero, and I hope he is for everyone.
Steve was always special to the entire Owens family. Steve used to tell me how much he loved watching the Sooners play when he was in High School. His idol was Bobby Warmack, OU QB (1966-68) and he wanted to follow in Bobby's footsteps. Through hard work and determination he became one of the greatest Sooners of all time. He was always friendly and compassionate to people he met and willing to help in any way he could. We have lost a great Sooner but also a great person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We loved you Steve.
You are the reason I am a Sooner Fan. You were such positive Role Model both on and off the field. My parents took me to hear you Preach when I was young. I will never forget the impact you had on my life. You are a true Oklahoma Legend. May God comfort your Family and friends as you are with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You will forever be in our hearts.
Fran my sincere sympathy to you and your family. I remember you fondly when we worked together at the Williams Company (Vyvx). My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.
I met Steve back in 1975-77. He got to be my knight in shining armor and I was his damsel in distress. He
had a kind spirit and an infectuous smile. The last day I saw him there was a white light around him and I just stared and smiled. I will definately be looking for this guy in heaven...oh yeah, he sure could play ball...
Becky Ely San Antonio, TX
I met Steve 8 months ago. Since that time we spoke very often about a myriad of things from faith to football to business to passion to flying to family to public speaking and to new friendships. On may 5th, I thought I was doing Steve a favor by joining him in Tulsa to speak at his FCA event. What I learned, though, is that over the past 8 months, Steve had actually been doing me a favor by bringing me into his world. I am heartbroken for his family and the multitudes of people who lost a long time friend and hero. I am sadened by the loss of my budding friendship that has been cut short. I am proud that I can join the so many others that get to say that I knew Steve and, that in what has turned out to be the last of his days on earth, Steve graced me with a very small but very rewarding glimpse of his legacy, passion, and heart. God Bless you and your family, Steve, rest in peace, I'll see you again one day.
I never knew Steve Davis personally, but I grew up in Norman watching him play football at OU. He was one of the best quarterbacks that ever graced the field! What an honor to have been given the opportunity to see him play! My heart goes out to his family and his friends. May God's peace remain with you through these difficult days. See you Steve...see you in Heaven someday.
My deepest condolences to the Davis family. My heart truly breaks for you all, and I will continue to lift you up to our Father for strength and comfort.
So sorry for your loss.May the God of all comfort be with you in the days ahead.
Steve Davis, your personal touch with common people and OU football accomplishments Are a sense of great alumni appreciation! Now you are with JESUS-THE GREAT I AM!!!--Jack Christian another OU Alum & Tulsa man.
R.I.P STEVE YOU WILL BE MISSED FROM THE SOONER FAMILY
Jesus said," if I be lifted up I will draw all men unto me" -Steve in his lifetime pointed people to Jesus and used his fame for God's glory. I hadn't seen Steve for 32 tears, but I'm motivated and reminded with his passing to use every chance God gives to lift Jesus up!
Kim Russell Clift
May you rest in peace my friend. I will always remember our time in Sunday School at Sallisaw First Baptist Church with you as our teacher. I was also there the day the church ordained you as a preacher. I will never forget the trip we all made to Norman for my first OU football game and the days for the occasional lunch will be sorely missed. You were a great friend Steve as well as a great inspiration. You and I made many great memories that I will never forget. Give George a hug for me and God Bless. Also - BOOMER....!!
Steve, I was truly blessed to have you in my younger life at Sallisaw. Growing up with you and George around our Farmer's Furniture Store was such good memories. You were such a good role model for our youth group at FBC Sallisaw. You were such a good Christian. We all looked up to you. One of my favorite memories was playing catch (football) with you out in front of our Falls Creek cabin. You were staying in Norman for the summer but took the time to come see all of us kids at Falls Creek. I can remember it like it was yesterday. When I would catch the football it would really burn my hands cause of the major spin you put on the ball. I wasn't about to say anything cause I was just thrilled to be playing catch with you and know that you were the awesome OU quarterback that I could say I knew from our hometown. A wonderful hometown that is hurting so much right now. You are home now. A wonderful home in Heaven.....I bet there's a beautiful football field up there in Heaven my friend.
Steve,you were an incredible man, quarterback and witness for Christ. I remember you best from the early 80's when you and I worked together on behalf of Kerr-McGee. I haven't been able to stop thinking about you since hearing the tragic news. Rest assured, your life touched thousands. I know you are running the wishbone with the angels now. God bless you for making a difference.
Steve was such a kind and positive person. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers for you all during this very difficult time.
Having been fortunate enough to go through all 12 years of school with Steve, he was an awesome person and I was proud to call him my friend. He's a sooner great and always a man of God. Prayers to all his family and have comfort knowing he and George will greet you together some day.
Our sincere sympathy to your family. May God
Wrap you in His Arms and comfort you all during this
Mark and Mary Sharp
Rest In Peace, Kind Sir. You Were Truly One Of OU's Greats. My Very Best To Your Family. See You On The Other Side Some Beautiful Day.
To Davis Family I dont know you personally but I live by South Bend and am sending prayers to you all. GOD BLESS Janet
So very sorry for your sudden loss of Steve, our hearts and prayers are with you.
God Bless the Davis Family
sorry for your loss,may you find comfort in these words"happy are those who mourn since they wll be comforted...matt.5:4.....
Too soon but what a life, lived his dreams, anchored in faith, respected and beloved. God's peace Steve.
Growing up with Steve and his brother George in Sallisaw was a gift I didn't really appreciate until much later in life. I hope his family will take comfort in knowing that Steve positively influenced the lives of so many people and that we'll all miss him.
Pat, and the Davis family, so sorry for your loss and prayer being lifted for you during this time with strength that only God provides.
Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer at this time. Psalm 65:2
May this tribute to Steve Davis provide the family and friends a forum to share their fondest memories and a blessing to the family at their time of loss.
Our prayers to the Davis family.
To The Davis Family:
It is evident that we were all given a wonderful gift in Steve Davis. My prayer is that your pain will be soothed and the void will be filled with God's Grace. Though most of us can't be there, know that all of us wish we could be.
Praying that God's loving comfort is felt by the Steve Davis family. Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ our Lord, he now lives for all eternity.
Steve was not only a role model on the field, but off the field. Remember him when he preached at First Baptist Church in Hominy, OK. My family had the pleasure of getting to know him at that time. My deepest sympathy. He will be greatly missed.
My deepest sympathies go out to the Davis family at this tragic time in the loss of Steve. I grew up and went to school with both Steve and his brother, George in Sallisaw, ok. They were both such characters and so full of life! May you treasure and cherish their memories.
My heartfelt prayers to the Davis family. May Steve's love for life, live on in all of us.
I am so sorry about the loss of Steve. He came to First Baptist of Brownwood, Tx when I was in college at Howard Payne. He touched my life as I spoke with him personally. His testimony of his love for God touched many. So impressed that he made time for others when he was such a successful athlete. I am sure there will be many in heaven who will thank him for being a bold witness! Our world was blessed by his presence. May this family feel God's love and peace during this difficult time.
You will be missed, but know you and your brother are talking Faith and giving Bob and players guidance. Bo always be proud of dad!! We all are.
Thank you for the memories. We loved watching you play football at OU. We followed your accomplishments in life RIP Steve Davis
It was a privilege to be the producer for Steve during his years at both ABC Sports and CBS Sports. He was a joy to be around - fun, hard-working, and dedicated to excellence. He loved his Sooners and the Sooner Nation and has been taken from us much too soon. My deepest sympathies to his parents and brother. Rest in peace, old friend - you were truly one of the great talents on and off the football field!
Steve played football the way he lived his life - a winner . He won the most im portant game of all - eternal life . Thanks for the memories !
You were the reason I started following OU football. Thank you for sharing your talents and sharing your love for our Heavenly Father.
Please accept our sincere condolences. Bobby Elrod and Family
I never had heroes when I was a kid but Steve Davis was the closest thing to it back in the day. RIP
Steve Davis, a great example of what OKLAHOMANs are all about. Thanks, Steve Davis, for being a great role model to fellow Oklahomans who watched, listened and learned by your life example and witness.
I grew up across the highway from Steve's family in Sallisaw. I was some years younger and my Dad was a Black Diamond fan who followed Steve's progress to O.U. We had season tickets to see his glory days in the National Championships. I still remember those days fondly. I saw Steve at Panera Bread last fall and told him who I was and the first words out of his mouth were your Dad was a "huge" Black Diamond Booster. My most sincere, heartfelt condolences to the Davis Family.
I only had a short one sided conversation with Steve Davis on a high school football field in Stilwell, Oklahoma. He helped me up of the ground and told me "God bless you". I hope to have another one some day. I will never forget how Steve impressed me that night at the age of 17.
RIP Steve, as good a quarterback as you were, you were always a better person, the Sooner family will miss you dearly.
I'm the same age of Steve Davis, & I accepted the Lord in 1977, I don't know when he did but I do know that I hope I touch people like he did for the Lord. In God's Love For His Family
To the Steve Davis Family: My prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. May you feel the comfort and love of God. Understand that He is in charge and had a reason for taking Steve at this time. We will miss Steve. He was responsible for bringing many great memories to all Sooner Fans. He also set the example for all young men to follow through his faith and daily walk with God. This is something that is very rare among athletes. Heaven has become a better place today because Steve is there.
Steve you will be missed.I will miss those talks about life and I know you
were happier than you have ever been
the last few years. See you on the back nine. We will carry your earthly dreams on!!!
Steve was the best. I met him in the 70's when he and my brother Tinker were at OU. Steve was always a Great Man even when he was just a kid. He inspired all of those that knew him and he will be missed by all. A great SOONER. Dale Owens and family.
RIP Steve Davis.My sympathies go to all the family.
We are praying for your family at this time. Steve was such a wonderful person and full of life. I'm sure heaven is joyous right now at his coming. We will all be together soon. May Our Lord Jesus Christ give your family peace in this time.
Steve,#5 you were the greatest quarterback our Sooners have EVER had! How fitting that your jersey bore the number of grace! My mind goes back to the greatest days of Sooner football, when it was truly fun.I remember being asked at Southeast High School (OKC) the Mon after KU, what would Steve Davis and my Sooners do. I responded, "come back and win the national championship!" I remember in one of your testimonies how you became our starting qb, "by process of elemination." Thank you for being such a great Sooner, but I thank you even more for having been my friend. Thank you for all the late night talks that no one ever knew about, just because you were such a caring person. Thank you for your advice that kept me out of an abusive relationship. Thank you that you never felt you were to good for someone. My heart is broken because you are gone but your leaving makes heaven sound a little sweeter. And since you're now in Heaven, would you please explain to Daddy my love for my Oklahoma Sooners! Thank you for being true! Thank you for never being ashamed of our Lord and Savior, "Thou good and faithful servant!" May God comfort your family, including the Sooner Nation, as only HE can. I LOVE YOU STEVE!!
Steve performed my wedding in Will Rogers park in the late 70's. I was his wife Judy's roommate. He flew us on many occasions to FCA speaking engagements. He was a hoot to spend time with, and was a constant inspiration in my life. I will miss that smile, his voice, and his joy. My condolences go out to his mom, Bo, and family.
Darrell Royal, Jimmy Harris, Jack Mildren and now Steve Davis....the Lord above will have some heated competition at QB !!!.....thanks for all of the wonderful memories, Steve....rest easy....you are now home.
Our deepest sympathy to the Davis family. Than you for sharing part of your life with us.
We watched on television or listened on the radio to every game Steve played at OU.He was a great quarterback and a great person.May God bless his family.
My favorite OU Quarterback ever!!! RIP
Our deepest symapathies go to all of the family. Steve will be greatly missed.
Steve Lewis Class of 75 Freshman.
Steve and Tammie lewis
I never had the opportunity to meet Steve Davis, but I knew him through his example of Christ. He will be missed.
Remembering Steve as an advocate for what is right in athletics and in life. We lost one of the good guys this week. Peace. Class of '77
Meeting #5 as a seven year old and getting to play football with him is a cherished memory. But his greatest impact on me was watching and listening to him preach, and live. We are truly blessed to have these days toegether. I will treasure them always! Blessings to the entire Davis family. May God's grace and comfort be with today.
Not only a great Oklahoma native but a force nationally in college athletics and broadcasting. A wonderful person who will be very active in his new home. God bless his family!!
Thankful to have known the man beyond #5! You were living your life for Christ before I knew Him. May God bless your family in this time of loss.
Although it has been many years since I have had contact with the Davis family, they live forever in my heart. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family for the loss of another son/brother. Prayers for peace, comfort and strength are lifted up for the the Davis family.
May God bless the Davis family.
Bill & Debbi Jones
May God Bless The Family and Loved Ones, Steve Was A Down To Earth Human Being. We Will Miss You RIP!!
I was in a Bible study in 1974 at OU with George Davis, Steve's younger brother. At Village 7 Presbyterian church in Colorado Springs many have been asked to be in prayer for Steve' mom and family as they deal with Steve's tragic death. I never met him on earth in his 60 years, but loved knowing, George, and will look forward to knowing Steve for eternity with Christ our beloved Savior./Charles Sorrels
Thank you for sharing your many talents with us. You have earned your reward.
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
RIP Steve Davis not expected to be a star but shined so bright
I saw every game he QB'd in Norman and several on the road. He was a champion on and off the field. He won more national titles than games he lost, 32-1-1. I was 9, 10 and 11 in the years he started for my beloved Sooners, and in every neighborhood game, I wanted to be Steve Davis. I know he is in heaven and has heard "Well done". With that said, he will be greatly missed by all Sooner fans, but especially those of us to whom he was a hero when we were little boys.
If there is such a thing as a quarterback in heaven I can't think of a soul better suited for it than Steve. He was a winner for Barry Switzer but has even more experience and was equally talented in being a leader for the Lord. I benefited from seeing all of that first-hand. Thanks, Steve. My sympathies to Steve's family.
Oklahoma will always be proud of our great legend Steve Davis. My brother, Bill Stemmons, spoke at his good friend (and Steve's brother) George's funeral. Bill also went home on December 15, 2010. My heartfelt sympathy for the family for experiencing another huge loss.
Like so many other young boys that grew up as a Sallisaw Black Diamond, everyone knew of Steve Davis. Back then, we wanted to be the football player he was. Now? I just want to be half the man he was. RIP Steve!!
The Sooner Family is saddened with the loss of Steve but we rejoice because of the life he lived and the many lives that he touched. We will miss you, RIP.
The hope that Steve possessed was the hope of the resurrection of the dead, as Christ was the first fruits of that truth. I am thankful that Steve ran the race of faith laid out for him, and now he is enjoying fellowship with the Son of God. Praise the Lord!
My sincere condolence for the loss of Steve your dear loved one. May your fond thoughts of him bring back good memories. Peace and love to your family and friends, and to the spirit that you show. firstname.lastname@example.org
What a tragedy. A big loss to the Sooner family and his loved ones.
What a QB for the Big Red! GOD Bless and rest in peace.
God bless you, Steve Davis. Thanks for the memories, on and off the field. Rest in peace!
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Davis family. I always respected the way that Steve used his celebrity to make a stand for Christ.
Sympathy to family and friends and comfort.Eccl.9:11.
i remember steve as the m c at the christmas party at the orphange just off classen in okc, i was in the 95th band and it use to be an anuall event, steve dd an excellent job just as he did on the fiekd plying football for the sooner nation, will miss you dear friend and may you r i p
I'm so sorry or your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family
MAY GOD BE WITH FAMILY.RIP
GOD BE WITH THE FAMILY.RIP
As great an athlete as Steve was he was an even greater ambassador for Jesus Christ.
'And the angels lift your soul to Heaven...to God's Kingdom'
you showed the world what character and redemptive men look like.
I was just a junior HS student in Virginia, son of a military officer and looking for an identity; all I knew was our Oklahoma roots and the football team that spoke for it. Steve and Little Joe made me believe in idealistic dreams. Steve's teams will always be my favorites. God bless him.
A man that sought God's heart and played his heart out every game he started for OU. A great representative for OU and the State of Oklahoma. May the grief of his friends and family be assuaged with the knowledge of the widespread love and respect so many had for such a fine man.
Rodney Cook, OU Class of '80
Mr. Davis I am sorry to hear of the way you died. It was shock. I never met you but only heard of your fame as a wishbone quarterback who won 2 National Championships for the Sooners. I'm so glad to hear that you loved the Lord, and was a dedicated Christian. May the Lord give your family strength and comfort during this tragic loss.
Patsy Jo and family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. May your faith in lord carry you through. Steve's memory will live on forever.
From the daughter of your cousin, Patsy Florene (Price) Bryan-deceased.
Truely a class act, great person, Great quarterback, thanks for the memories, BOOMER SOONER, GOD BLESS, Harrison, Hayley, Kori, Mason Shackelford
What a tragic loss for all
A real class act that will be missed
I was dorm manager for the boys who worked at Falls Creek and Steve was one of "my boys". He was such an outgoing, positive young man. He kept telling me he was going to be the starting QB at OU. When he did become the starter I had such a huge smile on my face and in my heart. I have continued to follow his testimony and influence he has had in this state and beyond. I will never forget the few weeks I had one summer with one of God's chosen men. May the peace of God through His grace and mercy comfort you through this great loss.
I went to school at OU from 1974 to 1976, right after I got out of the US Air Force, where I graduated with my BS Degree in Laboratory Technology. I had the great privilege and pleasure of watching from my student seats - section 26 - OU's 2 great National Championship Teams of '74 and '75 led by the great Steve Davis. He was one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time at OU and an even greater man. A Christian man who always lived his faith. I used to see him on campus. I feel like I've lost a good friend, even though I guess I never got the pleasure of actually meeting Steve in person. I love you Steve, and I'll miss you.
It sad to see the passing some such a great man but I know he is rejoicing in heaven. I remember the first time I met him, he came to our small town to hold a youth revival at our church and he stayed at our house; this was the summer before he was the starting QB at OU; I knew after meeting and talking to him that the Sooners were in great shape. Rest in peace Steve.
My heart goes out to Steve's family and friends and also to his former teammates and Coaches. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
May God grant Steve's immortal soul eternal peace and everlasting life.
P.S. Thanks for the memories #5. Glad you were a Sooner.
Steve Quarterbacked the first of 100's of OU games I have attended since 1974. Thanks for the memories.
I will always remember our days at SHS.I was fortunate enough to have you as a friend.May God bless you and family
If they run the Wishbone inside the Pearly Gates, Heaven's team is in good hands with Davis and Mildren running the Triple Option. It was an honor to know Steve. Condolences to his family and closest friends
Pure class. Came to Westville High School and spoke at our athletic banquet my senior year in the spring of 1975.
JoeD, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family members. Many great memories of Steve and George. Two great individuals from a good family.
Many memories on and off the field. Thank you, Steve.
We have lost a wonderful family man and Sooner. Steve was a strong man of faith and has gone to be with our Savior Jesus Christ. Thanks for all the wonderful memories as you were taken much too early.
This diehard Jayhawk fan extends deepest
condolences to the Davis family and
everyone in Sooner Nation.
Thanks for the memories. Steve made us proud to be Sooners
not only by being a champion on the field but by also being one off the field.
As a young teen in the early 70's I would listen to the radio broadcast of the Sooners football games. When the Sooners were on TV it was exciting to see Steve lead the team on the field. He was a great leader on and off the field, always smiling and encouraging others to do well. He will be missed but not forgotten, He is a Sooner Legend !
Psalms 119:76? May your loving-kindness serve, please, to comfort me,
According to your saying to your servant.
RIP Cousin. Have a good visit with your Brother, George! You 2 have a lot to catch up on! Praying for those you left too early!
I met Steve in 2004. Not being from Oklahoma, I had not idea of his background. Steve being always humble, I only learned of his many accomplishments (not just football - he also was an ordained minister) from others or once I got to know Steve well. After doing a business deal, we became friends, talked from time to time by phone, and got to break bread occasionally on my infrequent trips to Oklahoma. Steve was one of the very best guys. I am better for know him. May his family find comfort in the days to come that although far too premature, Steve is with his Maker.
So many of us have yet to find the goal line, yet Steve always knew where it was. While he's crossed the goal line for the final time, he's now living in God's end zone, where He is #1 with Steve on his team forever. Rest in eternal peace, Mr. Davis. You helped create the Sooner Nation, and we'll always have fond memories of your contributions.
May the Creator comfort your family during this time of sorrow. As you can tell by all these entries, Steve touch many lives on and off the field and that is his legacy. BOOMER SOONER STEVE!! Thank you and God Bless.
Steve Davis. "Class" Defined! God bless you and the family.
God Bless you and your family. You were a great part of my childhood memories. Boomer Sooner forever.
It is a very sad day in the Sooner Nation. R.I.P. Steve Davis for you were a true Champion on and off the field.God Bless.....Amazing Grace & Boomer Sooner !
Steve never met a stranger! He was and will be an inspiration to us all, in his Faith & his Character.
GOD Bless the family and Boomer Sooner Steve!
Steve, you will always be remembered as a winner to all sooner fans, you were a great quarterback and person, you always had time to talk with a fan. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
Sad to hear. I remember this good looking hunk. Wished he played for Texas.
May God wrap you in his arms. Peace be with the family. This Sooner fan remembers Steve Davis.
My heart is heavy today at the loss of this fine Christian man. More than being a great quarterback, Steve was a great person. My prayers are with you today and in the days to come.
Dr. Russell Branstetter - Little Rock, AR
I remember him well. He had a huge heart. We here in Alabama wish he'd have played for the Tide but his heart was in Oklahoma. God rest his soul.
Well done, good and faithful servant....
How wonderful that he shared how blessed he was to be a Christian in Sunday School the morning of the day he died. Crimson and Cream forever.
Steve, you have the ultimate victory..
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
My prayers are with the Davis family. Thank you Steve for you life and your godly walk.
When I was in the 5th grade I wrote a letter, asking for an autograph, to my favorite player at OU, Steve Davis c/o Athletic Dorm, Oklahoma University, Norman OK. Within a week I received a photo signed which I still have. He was and still is a hero to me. It's a very sad day here in Oklahoma and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. Rest in Peace
Steve was guest speaker at our Football FCA meeting with PC West, PC and PC North football teams in attendance in 1983. I got to sit next to him and say grace prior to him speaking. What a wonderful role model and mentor for young athletes such as my self at the time. He was a great man and loved by many. Thank you for helping me through life.
A mournful day for all Sooners.Steve was the best pure wishbone QB of all time in my opinion and others who have played the position will agree (with all respect to the other greats, esp. Jack Mildren and J. C. Watts).
Steve Davis was one of my childhood heroes. He is one of the reasons I have loved oklahoma football all theses years. R.I.P. Mr. Davis. My thoughts and prayers are with the Davis family.
Steve, I will never forget you. You were my all time favorite Sooner. I still have your picture in my office at home. May God bless you and your family.
The epitome of a "wishbone quarterback" and the epitome of a Christian. Listened to Steve "emcee" a FCA luncheon 2 weeks ago in downtown Tulsa. Tremendous role model.
Steve and I had just re-connected our friendship & had been corresponding about articles I'd written as OU 1975 Yearbook Editor. We had great memories of our days at OU when he quarterbacked the football team to '74, '75 National Championships and my '75 OU Yearbook was chosen 1st in Nation. He wrote an article for the '75 Yearbook about that magical season stating: "Our team success was not solely due to the action on Saturday afternoon. There were men who were on the scout-team throughout the week, collecting just as many aches and pains as the starters, contributing equally to our national championship." Steve recently wrote me asking for a copy of that article saying: "I would love to see what words of wisdom I attempted to pass on 38 years ago." I told him he "Passed on Wisdom" and "Passed for TD's"! He said it seems as if it were yesterday when we were in Norman having the time of our lives. And now, my friend, you've "Passed On, Way too Soon." Rest in Peace. - Debbie Ritter
This tragedy has touched our community. I had never heard of Steve before today but from all I've read about him he seems to have been a great person and role model. May he RIP and my condolences to all the people of Oklahoma.
I went to OU during the glory days 1970-1974. I had the honor to watch many of the great athletes who I attended classes with. They have many who have gone on to be great citizens and being taken from this earth way too soon. He will join Leroy Selmon as one of those. I was in the class of "74
One of my childhood hero's has left. I can remember going to games at OU. I can remember trying to be Steve Davis in the back yard football games, I was no Steve Davis but there was no telling me different. I can still remember the autumns when I couldn't wait to listen to OU on the radio and Mike Treps blaring out what the SOONER MAJIC was all about. Steve Davis understood that MAJIC he was a part of the MAJIC. It was a gift of life to have seen him play.
Steve was my idle when I was a little boy some 40 years ago. I can remember running the wishbone in my yard pretending to be Steve Davis and making a pitchout at the last moment, so Little Joe could run down the sidelines for a TD.
Could never beat an Oklahoma kid getting to live the dream of being a Sooner football player and winning a National Championship!
Great Player, Great Leader!
While I was at Boys State in 1972, Steve told me that he was going to play quarterback for the Sooners.
I said, "No way you can't pass the ball."
He proved me wrong in the 1976 Orange Bowl, when he threw a beautiful pass to Tinker Owens.
The Sooners went on to defeat Michigan that night, and Soonernation cheered.
What a shock to all of you. But your comfort is knowing that Steve is with Jesus and has found glory in his continuing witness. I heard him preach when he was a Senior at OU. You then he was great believer. On the field he was a great leader. For someone to come into the situation OU had and lead the team, particularly against SC, was an example I wish todays OU QB would crasp. He will be missed for his smile, unparrelled optimism, eloquence, and as a class person. I know, as one who lost their spouse, no one will take his place, but your grief will be lessend by God and frieds. Bless you and keep you. God will shine upon you and give you peace,
I ran Jefferson House for two years and got to know his late brother George fairly well. Then I ran Washington House (now Gomer Jones House) in the 1973-1974 year, got to know many of the great players on that OU. Steve was a goid guy, never a problem, which isn't something i can say about all of them. I was in the stands when they lost to KU, it wasn't until the 4th quarter we began to think we'd lose the game which ended the long winning streak. He was always classy and represented OU so well.
As a young Antlers Bearcat I could not wait for Saturday to come so I could watch my hero, #5 Steve Davis, run the feared wishbone attack. he was the best wishbone quaterback to ever play! God Bless you Steve, see you in Heaven.
I thank God for your life and that you chose to be a Sooner!
Steve was a friend I met through serving the Lord. I was only able to see him and be around him from time to time, but we never forgot each other. Seems we were always just passing each other and only had a few minutes to catch up on what was happening in our busy lives, like in the DFW airport in the early 80's or when he came and spoke at my church in Clarksville, TN in 1976 when I was stationed at Ft. Campbell with the 101st Airborne. He even married my college roommates old girl friend - Judy Teal. My prayers are with those he loved. I will miss him. Kenny Collins, Wichita, KS
hi he was good in sports he will be missed but now he is with god now
Thanks Mr. Davis for all you did in becoming a true role model for today's young people. Your OU family will miss you greatly.
I had the pleasure of meeting Steve this past October, at the OU-Notre Dame game. Such an engaging and pleasant man, and I felt so honored to shake his hand. My condolences to Steve's family and friends. Take comfort in knowing that God must have needed another angel right now. The highest calling.. God Bless You, Steve.
Steve was my all time favorite OU player. 38 years ago I was a 10 year old kid going to my first OU game with my dad and little brother, it was suppose to be another "Hang a half a hundred" day for the Sooners against the unheralded Kansas Jayhawks. However to the surprise of the entire nation Kansas won 23-3. It was to be the only loss Steve Davis would have as the OU quarterback. I was crushed I remember crying all the way home. A few days later I wrote a letter to Steve, explaining how heart broke I was at the loss to Kansas, but I still thought that he and all the Sooners were the best team ever! With the help of my parents I sent the letter along with my pee-wee football photo. Much to my surprise a few days later I received a letter back from Steve along with an Autographed photo, not in a football uniform, but a photo of him giving a sermon. In a symbolic way Steve was saying to this little kid that there are bigger things in life than Oklahoma Football. While that is hard to imagine for any Sooner, we all know deep down he is right! I have never forgotten Steve's gesture of kindness to me. He was a teacher, a leader, and a Inspiration to others on and off the field.
God bless Steve Davis
Thanks for all those exciting games that made us Sooners proud. Now you can make football lovers in heaven proud. God bless you and may you rest in peace.
I've known Steve since high school. He was a person of passion, in high school he lived to play for the Sooners. When I signed with Arkansas he ask me "why"? I had to tell him that the Sooners didn't offer me a scholarship. He had hoped we would be teamates. The dream came true for Steve to play for the Sooners. Later in life, with the help of George his faith carried him. May you rest in peace Steve
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. the bible can be of some comfort at john 3:16
Thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.
Rest in Peace
God called a great individual home Sunday. Steve was an inspiration to many. Rest in Peace Steve.
Condolences to the family of Steve Davis; your loss is greater than that of any Sooner fan. The Sooner Nation holds you in thought and prayer. A fine person has been taken much too soon. God speed....
What a blessing it was to be in Steve's Bible study class at Falls Creek years ago. I'm sure he heard, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant" when he entered heaven.May God bless the Davis family at this difficult time.
Steve was my hero growing up in the mid seventy's in Oklahoma we would pretend we were Steve running the Wishbone at OU hoping one day to be like him ! Oklahoma lost a great man ! RIP Steve !
I never had the pleasure of meeting Steve personally, but I have admired him for a long time now. He was not only a great athlete, but he was a man of integrity. He was a man that all of us would love for our sons to become. I wish God's blessings on Steve's family in their time of grief.
Steve will always be remembered for being a consummate sportsman and gentleman both ON and OFF the field.
God's speed Mr. Davis. I remember meeting you at the Norman airport in the late 70'swhen you were leaving that afternoon in a Cessna 310. As I recall you were on your way to a church speaking engagement. You were a great representative of Sooner football and an even better man.
Steve came to our youth group meeting in Norman, Oklahoma one Sunday evening in 1974. He played his guitar while we sang and gave an inspirational devotion. He was a wonderful young man to look up to. A TRUE HERO!!
Like so many OU fans I have been blessed with many "heros". Great tradition, great teams and great players. We all share a pride in being a true Sooner fan. At the very core of those feelings are the special men who made it all possible. Steve Davis is one of the most special, a true Champion in every sense of the word. We will never forget. God bless you, if there is a footbal team in Heaven it just got better.
You did OU proud, on & off the field!
Steve Davis is way more than football. He is a friend and a great man of Faith. God bless his family and loved ones. I'm looking forward to sharing eternity with you, my brother. "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?' And I said, 'Here am I. Send me!'" Isaiah 6:8
A wise man once said a candle that burns at both ends burns half as long. It is what was accomplished in that time that really counts. God bless you Steve Davis.
He was the QB my first three years at OU. What a pleasure it was to watch him play and what a tremendous role model he was for the kids of Oklahoma. You will be missed.
A great, humble man with a genuine love for God and the work he was called to do for our Lord. Thanks Steve, for the wonderful memories both as a star QB on one of the Sooners greatest teams and your charity work for kids. We will not forget you. God bless you and your family. Your kindness and beautiful spirit will live on forever in the bosom of your Lord and Savior.
Such a huge loss to us all. Steve was a great help in my son's junior football league as well as the other young men involved. We all shed tears at his passing. God bless his family, and our prayers go out to them. Now you can score a TD for God, Steve. Boomer Sooner
Steve stayed in our home and spoke in our church when he came to Tennessee in the 1970s to receive a Christian sportsman award. He was a gracious house guest. We will remember him with fondness.
I always had great respect for Steve because of his faith in Jesus and his eternal perspective on life. My prayers and thoughts to his family and the Sooner family in this great loss.
Grew up watching Steve quarterback the sooners and remain a loyal sooner fan today. May God grant healing and grace to the family during this time of loss.
Steve Davis , a Sooner legend, taken way too early. God bless.
Steve was a great QB for the Sooners on and off the field. When I was a kid and played football, he took time away from his schedule and came down and handed out trophies, shook hands and had pictures taken with every player on our team. Now that is class. He will surely be missed.
You were a great champion and the world was a better place because of you. You gave us some of the greatest memories of our life in sports. And you were a shining example of who to be as a human being.
To Steve, his Family and All Sooners: I was at OU at the same time as you and loved watching you win and carry yourself as a Champion on and off the field. Every Sooner is in tears right now. Thank you for all you did for OU,Tulsa and the Sooner State!
Thanks for all the thrills as a OU quarterback and living your life as a testimony to Christ's will and power.
Steve was a great person, on and off the field. The Sooner Nation will truly miss him.
Steve was my very first 'favorite Sooner' when I was a kid. I absolutely idolized him. What a huge loss to the Sooner Nation. You will be missed Mr. Davis - such a gentle man and a man of great faith.
I knew Steve from college and he was a friend I saw frequently when I lived in Tulsa from the mid 80's to the early 90's. A great guy who was always cordial to everyone. He will be missed by everyone he touched during his life. A Great Sooner and an even better person.
Such a tragedy. Player with great courage and faith.