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Calvin Davis

October 23, 1926 — June 5, 2022

Calvin Vincent Davis, 95 of Fruita Colorado went to be with Jesus on Sunday, June 5th 2022.  Calvin was born On October 23 rd,1926 on an Indian reservation near Watertown New York. He was raised by his maternal grandmother. At the ripe age of 15, he not so slyly tried to sneak his way into the Marines, he told the story of being "thrown in jail" because they thought he was a Russian spy.  At 18 he entered the Navy and fought in World War II. He came back to get his GED and college education at Wichita State. Mr. Davis then joined the US Air force (Army /Air Forces) and continued serving his country fighting in two more wars. (Korean and Vietnam).

Calvin was a devoted patriot who served 22 years active military duty, three separate military branches, and fought in three wars. He went on to become a Sheriff in North Enid, Ok. and then continued his passion which was Firefighting. During his exciting career he worked as the assist Fire Chief for Hill Vance and Mc Connell Air Force bases, and retired in 1986 after many years serving as " Fire Chief " for Travis Airforce base in Vacaville California. He was a proud member of Living Waters Church in Fruita. Calvin loved the lord and was an ordained minster and chaplain. He served as a deacon in every church he attended and volunteered in ministry outreach for the communities in which he lived. During the last 20 +years of his life, he served with the honor guard, Veterans of Foreign Wars and loved volunteering at the Fruita Thrift Shop. Calvin loved his wife, family and friends and enjoyed talking for hours about the good ol' days.

His favorite holiday was Christmas. Starting his in October, he would decorate his entire living room with extravagant villages, trains and other Christmas treasures. His fun loving character was often dressing up as Santa and a clown marching in many parades and putting smiles on children's faces. Calvin was a proud member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Honor Guard, Indian organizations, and numerous military and law enforcement support groups.

Mr. Davis is preceded in death by his first wife Norman Jean Davis, a daughter Dorothy Tunstall, son in law Bob Tunstall, and a son Fred Arthur Davis.

He is survived by his wife Darlene Davis, daughter Carol Gabbard (Eddie), granddaughters Katie Pool (Jake) and Geena Gabbard. Great granddaughter Katriel Ortiz and great-grandson Dylan Calvin Warner. He also has numerous extended family and beloved friends all of which will miss him dearly.

Calvin was an avid, generous giver. In lieu of flowers please consider donating in Calvin Davis's name to his favorite charity,  Southwest Indian Children's Fund (Broken Arrow, OK.),  St. Joseph Indian School (Chamberlain,  SD.) or any reputable charity. Thank you.

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Service Schedule

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Honors Ceremony

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Starts at 10:00am (Mountain time)

Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado

2830 Riverside Pkwy, Grand Junction, CO 81501

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