Eugene “Geno” Davis, 73, of Wheatland, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Wheatland.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, from 1-6 p.m. at the Gorman Funeral Home, 1108 Ninth St. in Wheatland.
The celebration of life for Geno will be at his most loved place, Open Air, on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, from 2-6 p.m. The address is 198 Washington St. in Wheatland.
Geno was born in Wheatland to Harris and Gladys (Preuit) Davis on Feb. 3, 1945. He was raised and educated in Wheatland and graduated from Wheatland High School. He was happily married to Carol Lawson for 24 years (total time together an astounding 44 years). He graduated from Eastern Wyoming College and was a successful business owner for 40 years as a milk distributer and refrigerator and air condition repairman. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War while serving in the United States Navy.
Geno was preceded in death by his parents, Harris and Gladys; and stepmother, Betty Davis; and his siblings: Mike Davis, Gary Davis, Topper Hollenbeck, Lila Shaw, Harriette West, Karla Davis and Kathleen Tittle.
Geno is survived by his wife, Carol Davis; daughters Laura Lawson and Angie “Dutch” Alexander; eight grandchildren, Jamie Ames, Anthony Hunt, Jessie Ames, Autumn Lawson, Abbigail Alexander, Andrew Alexander, Ashley Alexander, and Addison Alexander; one great-grandchild, (apple of his eye) Harper Ames; and siblings Don Davis, Randy Davis, Jerry Davis, Sid Davis, John Davis, Karen Caress, Kim Nesius, Kerri Hitt and Paula Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Pink Long, “Skeeter,” Chris Isgrigg, Chris Alexander, Jamie Ames, Angie Alexander, Butch Caress, Sid Davis, Jerry Davis, Randy Davis, John Davis and Laura Lawson.
The family of Geno wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all of his “extended family” in Platte County and Douglas. Anyone Geno met was family. There are too many to note but please understand he thought highly of so many people and the list is long. We want to specifically note a thank you to Platte County Memorial Hospital for trying to save him, MD Anderson Cancer Center for being successful in making our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather cancer free, and Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center for making having cancer bearable.
We thank everyone involved for us getting 14 more months with him.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com.