Gordon E. "Chic" Davis

Gordon E. "Chic" Davis passed away Feb. 23, 2014, at Sky Lakes Medical Center with his family at his side. Chic was born in Klamath Falls April 17, 1932, to Allen H. and Emma B. Davis. He attended Henley and Klamath Union before enlisting in the United States Navy in November of 1950. He served during the Korean War on three different ships in the Pacific as well as working as an M.P. in San Francisco. He achieved the rank of Ships Serviceman 2nd class and was honorably discharged May 24, 1954. On Sept. 5, 1954, Chic married the love of his life Shirley Ann Snider. They lived in Klamath Falls until the summer of 1973 when they moved to Midland so their daughters could attend Henley schools. Chic worked at Weyerhaeuser Lumber Company for 36 years, holding many positions including personnel manager where he hired many people in the Klamath Basin. Chic was a devoted and loving family man and friend. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, woodworking and trips to Reno. He and his wife took cruises to Alaska and the Panama Canal. Survivors include his wife, Shirley, of 59 years; daughters and sons-in-laws, Alice and Rad Rodgers, Janice and Curtis Douglas; grandchildren, Amber Montgomery, Radley Rodgers, Jr., and Larissa Rodgers; great-grandchildren, Brock and Paige Sullivan, Randyn and Elizabeth Rodgers. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dale Davis. A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. March 4, 2014, at the Klamath Tribute Center, 6420 South 6th St. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Chic's name to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tamapa, FL 33607 or Doernbecher's Children's Hospital, 700 S.W. Campus Drive, Portland, OR 97239.

Published in Herald And News on Mar. 2, 2014