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Paul ''Reb'' Jackson Davis

Feb. 19, 1947 — May 13, 2003

From Benton, City, WA, USBorn in Lufkin, Texas

Visitation

  •   Starts:
    Sun, May 18 2003, 3 p.m.
  •   Ends:
    5 p.m.

Service

  •   Starts:
    Mon, May 19 2003, 1:30 p.m.

Cemetery

  •   Starts:
    Thu, May 15 2003, 1:30 p.m.

Paul Jackson Davis passed on peacefully in the comfort of family and friends on May 13th, 2003, at the age of 56. He was born February 19th, 1947 in Lubkin, TX. His parents Captain Jackson D. Davis and Robbie Sue Davis raised him at several naval bases through out the world.

His family later resided in the Seattle area where he graduated from high school. In November of 1965, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. During that time Paul was awarded two purple hearts and a bronze star for his courageous efforts in Vietnam. After Vietnam, Paul moved back to the Seattle area where he trained to be a police officer. At that time he met his first wife and moved to Sunnyside, WA where they started a family. Paul was injured as a police officer and was forced to retire. In the latter part of 1980 Paul and his family relocated to the Tri-Cities where he held several high profile jobs.

In 1985 Paul was married for the second time to Cynthia Ann Knight and they began their adventures together. Paul was forced to retire from work in 1990 due to all the complications of Vietnam.

While Paul was retired, he joined the organization known as Combat Veterans International and started a chapter here in the Tri-Cities. He was extremely active in fund raising and organizing benefits to let people know what Vietnam meant to him and all of his brothers in arms.

Paul was preceded in death by his mother Robbie Sue Davis and many brothers who gave themselves in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife Cynthia Ann Davis, sons Jackson W. Davis and William R. Keelin, daughter Vanessa L. Knight; grandson Osten Keelin; father Jackson D. Davis and his wife Sherril; his aunts Claudea Ruth Worley, Ruth Ivie and Meladeen Billingley; his uncles Neil Davis and Norris Chancey; and numerous cousins and extended family.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2003, in Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA.  Visitation will be at Einan’s Funeral Home from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made C.V.I. at Sterling Savings of Richland or the Moving Wall fund at Gesa of West Richland.

To my dad: You where a friend that was always there when called upon and never judged, you where a father that made sure I had the best sneakers, a good car, money for everything I needed, but most of all you believed I would conquer all. I can never thank you enough for the strength you have given me, there is no doubt that you will be with me forever. I will always love and remember you.

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  • I worked with Paul at the Sunnyside PD for several years in the 70"s until he retired. I have been here over 30 years and don't ask me why Paul was a great guy. A few of us old guys still tell the younger guys a few stories about Paul. Paul was always freindly to people. When he had to take sometype of action he would, but he was always very fair. After he left Sunnyside, every once in awhile, I would see his name in the newspaper and wonder what he was up too. I am sorry that I never checked. Very sorry to learn of his passing. He was a friend..........Preston Kelley, Sunnyside PD

    Preston Kelley
    Oct. 9, 2004
    Sunnyside, WA, US
  • i met paul a few years ago. what a very kind,warm hearted,loving man. he always treated me with great respect. Thank you paul.. for all of the kind words and memories :

    carol mccanse
    Feb. 21, 2004
    benton, WA, US
  • "Uncle" Paul was a kind,genuine, generous, loving, person who was everything you would want a friend to be. We all feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to know him and be his friends. He truly knew the nature of family and friendship. He unconditionally loved all of his friends and family. He embodied the Marine Corps core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. We can only pray that there are more like him still in this world. Paul found his way into all our hearts, where he will remain for the rest of our lives.

    The Paul LaCombe Family
    May 18, 2003
    Richland, WA, US
  • I knew Paul when he was a member of Atomic City Kiwanis. When it came to community projects, nobody ever had to follow up with him. He would make sure things happened. I respected Paul a great deal and will miss him. A true American Hero

    Jeremy Weber
    May 17, 2003
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • I did not know Paul very well, other than his smiling face coming through our office doors at least once a week to bring Cyn flowers. I worked as a receptionist in the front lobby and it was always a delight when Paul came to visit. He always had stories to tell and usually getting his hands onto something. I also got to know about Cyn and Paul as they were motorcycle, "Harley Davidson" enthusiast, as I am. You could tell Paul adored Cyn. I know she feels great pain ~ Paul's wonderful smile will be missed by all, but his memory will live on. My prayers go out to the family. Bonnie Blowers

    Bonnie Blowers
    May 16, 2003
    US
  • My heart goes out to you Cyn, and everyone who loved Paul. We will surely miss his smiles and laughter here at the bank As well as the great food he was always bringing us! I can remember when my 5 yr old got sick. He brought me extra diabetic supplies and sugar free candy for her to try. He was generous like that. I will always be grateful for his support and advice through that. I suspect the world has lost a good human being this week, but heaven has gained!

    Carol Batey
    May 16, 2003
    Richland, WA, US
  • Cynthia, We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere sympathy for Paul's death. May your wonderful memories of Paul always be with you in your heart. God Bless you!

    Tom and Nell Van Lear
    May 16, 2003
    BURBANK, WA, US