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David Lester Davis


David Lester Davis, age 45, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in West Lafayette, Ohio.  He was born in Manhattan, Kansas on October 23, 1970.  David loved being a truck driver and was a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals.  He was loved and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.  David is survived by his parents, Lavern and Donna Davis; son, Nicholas Starling; sisters, Karen (Bob) Swails and Lynsie Davis; brothers, Ryan (Melissa) Davis and Bobby (Mary Ann) Ousley; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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  • Karen Swails says:

    He was the best brother ever! I miss him terribly! My life will never be the same:(

  • Tara Boyett says:

    David was an amazing father and he will live on in our handsome son Nick. He had told me several times through the last 17 years that Nick was the best thing he ever accomplished. I wish he could have had more time with him.
    I will always cherish the time we shared together and the friendship we had even after we split up. He was my best friend and I will miss him so very much.

  • Andrea says:

    He was my best friend after my father died he was wotg me even though he had to be on the rode… family adored him he will always be a part of my life…..

  • Brian Geese says:

    I really don’t know where to start. Dave and I met in the early part of 1986, in high school. An instant friendship was born. We both had so many mutual interests, mainly sports but we hung out together constantly. I was so terribly sad when he moved back to Missouri in 1988 but was equally ecstatic when he came back to Ohio in 1990. He practically lived at my house during those years. He was BY FAR the most loyal, dependable and trustworthy friend I have ever had. I could ALWAYS count on Dave and he NEVER let me down. During our early 20’s we shared apartments together in both Kansas City and Ohio too. We went to countless ball games together as well as bowling and just about any activity that related to sports. To say that we were two peas in a pod is an understatement. He was the only person I ever knew that could finish a sentence that I would start by saying exactly what I wanted him too say EVERY TIME. That’s how well we connected. When Dave’s son Nick came along I was totally amazed at what a fantastic father he was. Never in my life have I seen anyone so willing to do whatever was necessary to be involved in his son’s life. Dave wrote the book on what being a good father means. My life will never be the same without him. I will/have missed our 3 to 4 weekly conversations by phone. Dave would always take my side whenever I discussed problems with him even if he really shouldn’t have. That just goes to show how loyal of a friend he was. He can never be replaced. I am just glad that I have an overwhelming abundance of memories that I can reflect on. They will always put a smile on my face. Someday, I will see him again and our friendship will resume and it will not miss a beat. Thanks for being the best friend ever Dave. I love you!!

  • Julie Mills says:

    David will be sadly missed. He was a wonderful man and friend that was taken away from us way to early. Prayers to his family in this time of need.

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