Philip Davis (1966 - 2012)

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Philip Roy Davis

Jan. 19, 1946

Dec. 3, 2012

Philip R. Davis, 46, of Willmar, Minnesota, formerly of Reno, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar (www.petersonbrothers.com).

Philip was born on January 19, 1966, in Seattle, Washington. He was adopted at 5 months old by Eugene Franklin and Mary Georgine (Miller) Davis. At the age of 5 years, he moved to Reno, Nevada where he grew up and received his education. In November 1986, he married Kathleen Spell and they had one son, Stefan Davis. They later divorced. On January 26, 1991, Philip was united in marriage to Kimberlee Ann Peterson and they made their home in Reno. In 1999, they moved to Willmar, MN and later divorced. Philip was employed as an auto mechanic for many years and later worked at Willmar Poultry Company and Jennie-O Foods. He was currently trying to further his education at Alexandria Technical College.

Philip's hobbies included auto mechanics, clean garages, collecting hats, camping, fishing and watching Sunday football games with his family. His three children and "Jr." were his pride and joy.

He is survived by his three children, Stefan Davis of Sparks, NV, Tosha Davis (and special friend, Aaron Privette) of Willmar, MN and Kerstin Davis of Willmar, MN; two grandchildren, Kallie and Karissa Davis; and special friend, Kimberlee Peterson of Willmar, MN. Also surviving are his parents, Eugene and Mary Davis of Sparks, NV; one brother, Earl (and April) Davis of Huntsville, AL; two sisters, Donna (and Len) Rysdyk of Glen Cove, NY and Kathryn Davis (and David Butler) of Seattle, WA; and his ex-wife, Kathleen and her family; besides other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Dec. 10, 2012
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