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Charles Davis

November 24, 1944 — September 5, 2016

Charles Kenneth Davis Nov. 24, 1944 a�" Sept. 5, 2016

Charles Kenneth Davis passed away on Sept. 5, 2016, after bravely facing the challenge of cancer. He was 71 years old.

Charles, a 42-year resident of Davis, was born in Albuquerque, N.M., on Nov. 24, 1944, to Odessa Smith Davis and Theodore Davis. In 1968 he was married to Vicki King Davis.

He graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and worked for the USDA Soil Conservation Service (SCS) in the Albuquerque, Roswell and Santa Fe offices, serving in the New Mexico National Guard during this time. In 1974, Charles moved to the Davis office of SCS as a design engineer.

Charles remained in Davis becoming the USDA NRCS (formerly SCS) State Conservation Engineer. He was a registered Professional Engineer and was honored as Engineer of the Year by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1998. Charles retired in 2009 after 41 years of service.

Charles was a member of St. James Catholic Church, where he was a lector at mass until he became ill. He and Vicki led the parish marriage-preparation program, working with many engaged couples over the years. Charles was a third-degree black belt in the martial art of Tang Soo Do and was an instructor at Davis Arts Center for many years. He was a car enthusiast and had a special love for Nissan Zs. He loved being with his family, music, the ocean, good food, and following the Cowboys and Giants.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Theodore Jr. and Jonathan, and his sister Marian. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Vicki; sons Christopher and Michael (Cassandra); grandchildren Devin and Charlotte; and many nieces and nephews.

A vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. Davis, CA. The funeral mass will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at St. James Church.

All who knew him will miss the welcoming smile of a good and gentle man. Gifts in his memory may be made to the St. James Church Memorial Center or the St. James School Annual Fund.

Previous Events

Vigil Service
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
7:00 PM
St. James Catholic Church

1275 B Street
Davis, CA 95616

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
10:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church

1275 B Street
Davis, CA 95616

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