Obituary for Melvin Wayne ‘Butch’ Davis

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Melvin Wayne “Butch” Davis Sr. on Sept. 29, 2022, in Safford, Arizona.

Melvin “Butch” was born to Hildagard Magdalina Schock and William Hyle Davis on Nov. 22, 1946, in Trona, California. Melivin had one sister, Linda Davis.

Growing up, Melvin developed a passion for hunting and fishing. He enjoyed being outdoors. He then found a need for speed and racing stock cars. He lived an outgoing life pursuing happiness, good times, and making memories. He grew a passion for maintaining his yard and tending to his garden with his favorite dog, Spooky. Although Melvin had a heart of gold when it came to his four legged friends, Spooky was his favorite! 

Melvin Wayne “Butch” Davis

Melvin was a devoted and loving father. He is survived by his wonderful blessings, Melvin Wayne Davis Jr. (Shelly), of Alpine, Arizona, Rocky Eugene Davis (Melissa), of Buckeye, Arizona, Darwin Paul Davis (Elisa), of Lakeside, Arizona, Tina Davis DeStefano (John), of Marana, Arizona, Missy Davis Cryar, of Douglas, Arizona, Lori Montierth, of Safford, Arizona, Lois Ann Schmidt (Bill), of Safford, and Kathy Heuser Jaramillo (Brandon), of Grants, New Mexico. His awesome legacy will continue through his 24 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, not to mention many other family members and his devoted friends. It will continue especially with the friends he made at Jerry’s restaurant, where he was known as “The Sheriff” and the staff at Mechy’s, where he would get his “daily” Mexican food craving fix from.

Melvin “Butch” Davis is preceded in death by his parents, Hildagard and William Davis; his daughter, Terry Schreur; his aunt and uncle, Tina and Ray Jacob; former wife, Roberta Skip Davis, and late wife, Ethel M. Davis.

May we always remember the “Buy, Sell, Trade” addiction “Butch” had! He’d buy new stuff, save it for later and try and resell it always wanting more than what he paid. His charming ways, fun conversations and stickler ways will be greatly missed.