Barton Robert Burke Davis

Barton Robert Burke Davis 43, passed away January 7, 2013. Bart was born October 20, 1969 in Middletown, New York. Bart is survived by his loving mother, Barbara Bronson; sister, Kristin Burke Moore; brother, Leonard Franklin; niece, Adelle Moore; nephew, Burke Moore; Aunt, Annie Trimble and Uncle, Jim Trimble of Tucson, Arizona. Bart is also survived by his girlfriend, Christine Johnson; his ex-wife and friend, India Ashley Davis; close friends, Craig Saxe, John Hensley, Dennis Chavarria, and numerous aunts and uncles. He is preceded in death by his father, Barton Davis. Bart was raised in Tucson, Arizona. He graduated from Flowing Wells High School. He immediately enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. He proudly served in Okinawa, Japan and honorably ended his military career as an air traffic controller in Cherry Point, North Carolina. The United States Marine Corps was a place where Bart found great friends for life. After serving his country, he continued working in public service with the Pima County Sheriff's Department as a Corrections Officer, soon promoted to Deputy Sheriff where he found his true calling. He was a true patriot who loved the NRA, the U.S. Constitution and our country! Bart led his life with great passion and was an amazing young man who touched many lives. He lived life to the fullest, giving 100% to everything he did. Bart was an amazing storyteller with a grand sense of humor. He was always the life of the party and loyal to a fault. He loved motorcycles, dunes, traveling, cooking, guns, making bullets, his garage, the number 8, but most of all, his friends and family. He never waited until tomorrow; he did it today, always living in the moment. He cheerfully lived every day planned to the hour. No time was wasted. He was neat and orderly to a fault. He would use toothbrushes and toothpicks to clean his motorcycles. He had a gift at making the mundane fun. He loved his friends and family and they always knew it. He beautifully communicated his feelings with grace and honesty. He said, "I love you". He said it often. Sometimes at 4:00 in the morning. Nothing, seriously nothing, was left unsaid. Bart taught us all to live with NO REGRETS! Now, "Take your shoes off and don't touch the walls!" Visitation EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712, Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Funeral Service Pantano Christian Church, 1755 S. Houghton Rd., Tucson, AZ 85748, Friday, January 11, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. A gathering will be held at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY following the Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be in memory of Barton Davis to: NRA, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA, 22030. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Pima County Sheriff's Department and the United States Marine Corps for their loving support.

Funeral Home

East Lawn Palms Cemetery
5801 East Grant Road #C Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 886-5561

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Jan. 10, 2013