DAVIES Clair "Cork", 69, died after a short bout with cancer at his residence on Dec. 29, 2006. He was born Jan. 22, 1937, in Marysville, KS, son of the late Kermit and Muriel Davies, and grew up in Vandalia, Illinois. He is survived by his former wife and longtime best friend, Janice Lipuma, and her son, Will Drane of Lexington, KY; by two daughters, Maria Worley and her husband Wayne, and Amber Davies and her husband James Adler; and by three grandchildren, Michael and Adam Worley and Sophia Adler, all of Louisville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Victoria Vallance, previously Patricia Davies. Mr. Davies was a leading authority on pain treatment and the author of the Trigger Point Therapy Workbook and The Frozen Shoulder Workbook. Through his books and workshops with his daughter Amber, he touched the lives of hundreds of massage therapists and thousands of ordinary, hurting people over the last ten years of his life. For many years, Mr. Davies was a leading piano tuner, technician, and rebuilder in the Lexington area. He had trained at the Steinway factory in New York, served as president of the Bluegrass chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild, and was a pioneer in developing the capability for individuals to perform such large-scale piano rebuilding tasks as complete grand piano soundboard replacement. Funeral services will be 12 noon Wed at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Tue and 11-12 Wed at the funeral home.
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Dec. 31, 2006.