Matt Richard Davis was born September 10, 1957, in Zanesville, Ohio, to Richard DeWitt and Barbara (Lehman) Davis. He died Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Claremore, Oklahoma, at the age of 58 years. Matt was reared and educated in Zanesville, Ohio, and graduated with the Zanesville High School Class of 1976. He was a veteran of the armed forces having served his country honorably with the United States Navy. He completed his education attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Matt was married March 21, 1992, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Linda Sullivan. He spent most of his working life as an airline mechanic with American Airlines in Tulsa. He enjoyed a wide variety of pastimes including fishing and raising Bob White quail. He also enjoyed flying radio controlled airplanes and was in the process of building a full size airplane. He recently became interested in beekeeping and was a member of the Northeastern Oklahoma Beekeepers Association.
Loving family members include:
His wife; Linda, of the home
Son; Austin Davis, of Summerville, South Carolina
Brandy French, of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Lindsay Davis, of Zanesville, Ohio
Sarah Newell, of Ladson, South Carolina
Two grandsons; Aidan Davis and Jack French
Sister; Susan Anderson and husband Doug, of Columbus, Ohio
Brother; Dean Davis and wife Corrina, of Zanesville, Ohio
Parents; Richard and Barbara Davis, of Zanesville, Ohio
He was preceded in death by a son, Matthew French.
Memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso with Pastor Leonard Pirtle officiating. Private family disposition will be held at a later date in Zanesville, Ohio. Arrangements and services for Oklahoma were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Rest In Peace Brother. Prayers for the family, Matt was an awesome person I will truly miss him…
— Kyle Perryman, Tuesday – May 24, 2016
MessageWe are saddened by the loss of your son. Our heartfull condolences from Tennia and Lars
— Lars Dalen, Thursday – May 26, 2016
Message We just received the sad news. We were touched by your meaningful remembrances of your son Matt. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care, George and Carolyn
— George McConnaughey, Thursday – May 26, 2016
MessageI met him in Seagrove standing in front of our house. He was kind and sincere to me. I remember him well. What a big moment, thinking of your family.
— Fleda Kraft, Thursday – May 26, 2016
I am so sorry –My heart goes out to your family—-Jack (GOD bless you )Message
— Jack and marcella Bowman, Thursday – May 26, 2016
MessageWe are so sorry to hear of your very sad loss. We are praying for you and your family. John and Jane Dooley
— John and Jane Dooley, Thursday – May 26, 2016
We are both saddened with the news.
Our sympathy to your family..
Jim and Joan
— Jim Fargo, Thursday – May 26, 2016
from: Carey Anderson
Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:00 AM
To: the Davises
I love you…….
Those photos……. thank you.
On May 21, 2016 8:53 AM, Dr dixie wrote:
Times have been rough. About 3 months ago our youngest son Matt wrote that he was having some abdominal pains and was having MRI. He has not worked, for American Airlines, in Tulsa, since then. Tests showed pancreatic cancer that had gone into the liver. Chemo was started but was killing him and was stopped. He was our youngest, a good hard working guy. Grew up in Zanesville in our home at Willow Lake. He and our oldest, daughter were together a lot. When she went, she took Matt. As with the other boys, we hunted, fished and traveled together. He built a soap box derby racer and won locally. Running in the nationals in Akron he was tailgated, ran off the course and broke his leg. He was a favorite of my dad’s and when I gave up the old HUPMOBIL
— Carey Anderson, Thursday – May 26, 2016
MessageMary & I were saddened to hear of your loss. My main memory of Matt was when he was riding dirt biikes in the old strip mine on Hale Road. He was always a pleasant and happy kid. As the years passed we had less contact but he never changed. We can not comprehend your pain. Please accept our sympathy.
Dick & Mary
— Dick and Mary Goodrich, Thursday – May 26, 2016
My heart is sad for the Davis family. Yes, one should never outlive a child! I am sending along a poem that hopefully has some words of comfort for you.
I’ve finished life’s chores assigned to me,
So put me on a boat headed out to sea.
Please send along my fishing pole
For I’ve been invited to the fishin’ hole.
Where every day is a day to fish,
To fill your heart with every wish.
Don’t worry, or feel sad for me,
I’m fishin’ with the Master of the sea.
We will miss each other for a while,
But you will come and bring your smile.
That won’t be long you will see,
‘Till we’re together you and me.
To all of those that think of me,
Be happy as I go out to sea.
If others wonder why I’m missin’
Just tell ’em I’ve gone fishin’!
— Sue Hoggenbloom, Thursday – May 26, 2016
We are so sorry to learn of Matt’s death. I have fond memories of Matt at Seagrove in our younger days. He was always having fun on the beach. He had a great smile and was lots of fun. Our thoughts are with you, Barb and your family at this sad time. Dale and Peggy
— Dale and Peggy Koblenzer, Thursday – May 26, 2016
So sorry for your loss
— Joy Helm, Thursday – May 26, 2016
May God comfort you and your family.
— Deborah Gessell, Thursday – May 26, 2016
I’m truly sorry for the loss of such a good man. My thoughts, prayers and condulences are with you and the family.
— Frank Rainbolt , Thursday – May 26, 2016
— , Friday – May 27, 2016
This world is less one heck of a Great Man. A True Friend, Father, Husband and one of the Finest Mechanics I had the Honor of working with at AA.
I will miss you my friend but your a Smile will live on.
Until we meet again. 🎣
— Jose Romero, Friday – May 27, 2016
Matt was truly a great friend and I will miss him very much. We shared many stories and ha d some fantastic times pheasant hunting together. Matt I truly enjoyed our time together!
— Charles Willis, Monday – May 30, 2016
Thinking of you. May your grief be tendered by your memories .
— Loretta Standard, Tuesday – May 31, 2016
Sorry for your family’s loss.
Matt will be missed!!
— Keven Crutchley, Friday – June 3, 2016
So sorry to hear this.Sorry for your loss
— Alan Rankin, Sunday – June 26, 2016
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Friday – June 3, 2016