Incoming Sad News

We are starting to receive a proliferation of emails regarding the recent death of Gene Davis. From what we can gather he was involved in a motorcycle accident in Daytona Beach, Florida. Gene's wake is this Thursday, August 7, 2008 from 5 - 7PM at Lohman Funeral Home, 1423 Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, 386-267-1100. The funeral will be held at the same location on Friday, August 8, 2008 at 11AM.

We have received a copy of a newspaper article from Mary Repass-Friend:

Fatal motorcycle crash victim identified
ORMOND BEACH - A motorcyclist killed in a crash Sunday was identified this morning as Othel E. Davis Jr., 61, of Daytona Beach, according to a report from the Ormond Beach Police Department.
Davis was driving a 2001 custom built motorcycle northbound on U.S.1 near the intersection of Southland Road when a car turned left in front of Davis. Police said Davis' motorcycle crashed into the side of the car.
Davis was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet, police said.
The driver of the car, William Kleinschmidt, 58, Ormond Beach, was cited for violation of right of way.




Othel E. "Gene" Davis Jr., 61, Daytona Beach, passed away tragically on Sunday, August 3, 2008. The Daytona Chapel of the Lohman Funeral Home will have a service in his honor on Friday, August 8, 2008, at 11 a.m. Interment at Daytona Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday, August 7, 2008, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Mr. Davis the "rocket doctor" dedicated over 30 years as an engineer at the Kennedy Space Center, retiring more than once. He celebrated each day and blessed us all with his love of life. He enjoyed card games, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. Gene was a champion pool player, and a fun loving humorous man whose greatest gift was his friendship. He leaves behind to cherish his memory the "love of his life" his wife, Dianne Davis; a son, Derek (Cortney) Davis; two grandchildren, AJ and Lilah; a sister, Sue (Billy) Johnson; and a pup, Spencer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Othel Davis Sr., and Irene Phillips Davis, and sister, Betty Tucker. Please share your condolences with the family at Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Daytona.

Other Sad News We have just received an email from Mary Repass-Friend informing us of the recent death of John O'shea on August 11, 2008 in Bellevue, Washington from Lou Gehrig's Disease. We will post additional information as it is received.

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