Paul Darren Davis

Paul Darren Davis born 01/17/1960 and his Homecoming was 06/12/2023.  Paul was the 6th child of 8 children born to William Lee & Mayme Elizabeth Davis. His parents instilled many great qualities in him- Christianity, Love of family, the value of Hard work, Giving and Kindness. All things that his Family and friends loved about Paul.  A true man of God (a Deacon of his church), Family and one of the most hardworking people you will ever meet.  The life of any party – he loved to Rap a song for anyone and was quite good with his words. From a young age he loved to take apart electronics, lawn mowers and anything else in the house – an early sign of things to come.  His early career started with the City of Kansas City in their Auto Maintenance shop where he would work his way up to Manager of the department.  He then got his CDL license and became a Truck driver for FedEx for many years and ended his truck driving career with Old Dominion. All thru these years he also worked two part time jobs that he loved. Legg Florist Flower Shop (Later to become Fiddly Fig), delivering flowers on Valentine’s Day & Mother’s Day. He also owned his own Building Cleaning company. He was a dedicated employee and never missed work. He was dearly loved by all his customers that he delivered to and received many awards and recognition.  Some of his true enjoyments were Music, riding his Kawasaki Motorcycle with his friends and a good bottle of Scotch.  He always had music playing and loved all Genres, especially Jazz.  He was loved by everyone he met and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by: His Parents William Lee & Mayme Elizabeth Davis, His brothers Victor Lee Davis, Ralph Milton Davis, Charles Phillip Davis, John Ornan Davis and His sister Olga D. Washington, and Paternal Grandmother Gladys George Taylor.

Survivors include: His brother William Patrick Davis, Sister Carmen Michelle Riggs, His Son David Davis and Nephew Aaron Paul Davis and his Partner Vickie A. Corbin.

Memorial contributions are suggested to: The Parkinson Foundation.

Memorial service will take place at 3:00pm, Friday, June 23, 2023 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd Raytown, MO 64133. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 2:00pm. To watch the memorial service live, click here: PAUL DAVIS MEMORIAL SERVICE.


  1. Greg & Sutton Smith on June 15, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    To my dear beloved friend who was like a brother and family and whom I will truly miss. Paul grew up with me and my brothers and sisters. Paul was so loving and would do anything for you. I could always depend on Paul to fix my vehicles because he was a very good mechanic. I remember growing up with Paul he loved talking about cars and always had a Motor Trend car magazine in his hand. He and the rest of us boys on the block loved playing baseball, football and foot racing with each other in the street (Paul could run fast to). We all went to grade school (Ashland Elementary), and high school (East High) together. Paul attended Faith Mission Church with my family and he sung in the choir. He lead a song “Sign me on the Christian Jubilee”. He was such a loving gentleman, Christian and cared about everyone. Paul I am going to miss you my brother. But no more suffering because you are in the presence of Your savior Jesus Christ walking on streets of gold.
    Love you my brother from Greg Smith.

  2. shirley legg on June 16, 2023 at 9:03 am

    My husband and I loved Paul and his parents. It was a blessing to us when he started working for us on weekends at our flower shop. I used to ride with him as we took flowers to a wedding reception and he’d have Mozart playing on the radio. He was a fine person and I’m sad to think that he is gone. Shirley Legg

  3. Brenda Allen on June 16, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    I always looked at Paul as my 5th younger brother. He was always at our house with my 4 younger brothers…playing, rough housing & learning to work on our cars. We later found out, he was an excellent mechanic!! When I got married, Paul and my brother (Gerald), w my ushers. When I left Kansas City and relocated to Texas, there were 3 things I feared most in that process. I feared losing our family doctor, my beautician and I feared losing my trusted mechanic (Paul)!! Paul was such a kind, mild mannered and giving person, he will be greatly missed by my whole family. Rest in peace my brother. ??

  4. Brenda Allen on June 16, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    Rest in peace my brother

  5. Agnes Corbin on June 16, 2023 at 8:14 pm

    Vickie, so sorry to hear about your loss. You spent 18 years with Paul and were very happy. We really did not know him that well, but know he treated you like a queen.

  6. Justin Wise on June 22, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Sincere condolences. May your life be remembered with fondness and memories of you bring strength to those who loved you most.

    – Justin Wise and The FOG HOA

  7. Belinda Garrett on June 22, 2023 at 8:19 am

    I remember the fun time we had when I first meet Paul he came over with Vickie. We played cards. I don’t recall if he or my husband knew what they were doing, but we laughed so much my face hurted so much afterwards. He was a fun loving guy, and Vickie he loved you so much! He always voiced it!

  8. Belinda Garrett on June 22, 2023 at 8:22 am

    To Vickie Corbin, his Family and friends. You have my deepest condolences. May God comfort you in your time of need.
    Love you Vickie, sending a hug hug your way.

  9. Kyle Streeter on July 10, 2023 at 12:22 am

    Paul was a gentle man! Working with him for more than 10 years it was rare not to see a smile on his face. He had a way with words through his wisdom and experiences to share for any challenge you asked him to help solve. He is greatly missed. My best regards to his family.

  10. Phil Tierney on July 10, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    I first met Paul when I was 9 delivering to my Father’s business. He gladly let me work the liftgate since he knew that he was the highlight of my day. He was my Dad’s favorite driver and made sure he came out of his office to see Paul when he was there. I later had the pleasure of working with him as a fellow driver and it was a joy for me to work with a man I looked up to. Our condolences to his family and he is definitely missed. Paul, Rest In Peace and say hello to Dad from me.

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