Lee P. Davis of Java Center, NY passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at the age of 57. He is survived by his wife, Jane, his children, Darren, Kevin, and Gena, his grandson, Silas, and his beloved dog Gunner (Goober).
He was predeceased by his father, Walter Davis, and his mother and step-father, Marilyn and Edward Kolczynski.
Lee was an avid hunter, fisherman, craftsman, and cattle farmer. He also owned and operated his own lumber sawmill. Lee very much enjoyed his annual hunting and four-wheeling trip to Westernville, NY where he was a member of the Sons of the American Legion along with many of his close friends.
Lee was employed as a facilities manager for Gentech Scientific. He would often get the grill going for afternoon lunches at work, something he really enjoyed. He was proud of his third place win at work for best soup and for his signature chili. He was a valued member of the team.
Lee was a strong, yet kind soul who was always willing to help a friend in need. In return, Lee was surrounded by many treasured friends and close family members with whom he happily traded favors, equipment, time, Captain Jack, and, of course, so many laughs and practical jokes as well as support when needed. Never to refuse a challenge, Lee was always ready to win a game of Euchre, Yahtzee, bowling, horseshoes, or cornhole. He also enjoyed paying his dues at the casino. Lee had a vast skill and knowledge base that served him and his community well.
Those who shared Lee’s life were witness to great loyalty and respect. Lee will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of sharing his all too short time on this earth.
We will always carry your memory in our hearts.
A Celebration of Lee’s life will be held on Saturday, November 5, at 1:00-4:00, at the Hope Lutheran Church in Arcade, NY. A lunch will be served.
We will miss you so much, Lee!! I personally will miss our bantering, teasing and laughs!! Indeed, you were a strong, kind and funny soul. Rest In Peace my wonderful brother-in-law!
Lee was a man among men and will be missed by many people. He built a community of friends with his knowledge, helpfulness to other, his tools, his truck and a very big heart full of compassion that was known well to his friends. He was my best friend and helped my family for 15 years and never asked anything in return. He was a second father to my son and got a big kick out of my daughter and her personality. He was and is a friend of the Bragg family forever. He will never be forgotten.
We had so many good times together in Pittsburgh, Sturgis,SD, New Orleans, Florida and Chicago . He will be sorely missed!