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Russell Lee Davis, 64, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2022 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita KS. He lived most of his life in Pratt, KS, working in the oilfield industry. He was a voracious reader of everything, but particularly enjoyed anything related to science. His expansive knowledge base would quickly be realized as soon as he would strike up a conversation.
Spending time with Russ meant you could easily become involved in a debate, of which you would most likely walk away from in amazement. All of the kiddos loved spending time in his presence, he always encouraged them to expand their creativity, which meant you could see them jumping from a 2-story house down onto a trampoline or spending all of his spare cash on water guns resulting in a never-ending water-gun fight.
He lived his life on his own terms, which he felt was a great way to live. To continue his interest in science, Russ chose to be a tissue donor, he will then assist researchers at the Forensic Anthropology Center “the Body Farm”.
He leaves behind his kiddos, Nicole, Ashley, Terry, Misty (predeceased), his mother Norma, siblings Debbie, Delbert, Connie, Norman, Rose, & Mimi, as well as several grandkids, nieces & nephews, all of whom adored him. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, who wish to thank the wonderful SICU nurses at Wesley Medical Center. To honor his memory and love for science, the family encourages others to become an organ / tissue donor.
Dusty Clayton says
My gosh time flew so fast I can remember uncle Russell with the dark long hair and sun glasses when I was a kid family reunions or just when we came up to visit then moved to Pratt and see him around glad I was there with you as long as I could be and you saying as soon as I walked in hey f-er what are you doing lol will see you again someday till then RIP
Jenifer Holmes says
My prayers go out to Ashley and Family of Russell. I’m sorry to hear of his passing.
Meghan Hennessee says
Prayers to the family. Russell was always so sweet to my kids and myself. Much love from Skylar, Misty, Kaitlyn and Meghan
Roxanne Davis says
We will miss Russell. Your mom Norma, and Sonny and Roxanne.
Terry Hennessee says
Hey Russell, I’m so glad that we were able to sit down and talk a few months back. I tried to come see you whenever I came back to town and I always looked forward to our time together. You were one of the only constants in my life as a child and young man and I will never forget that. Mom and you had been divorced for years and you drove halfway across the Nation to be there when I earned my Green Beret. You are the only person in the world who cared that much. Thank you for that. Thank you for all of the guidance, “some good, some bad” 🙂 Thank you for making our relationship pure and effortless. We have gone a year or two without talking here and there but it never mattered. When we met back up we just continued our conversations from the last time without skipping a beat. I will forever have an empty hole in my heart without you here but I am overly grateful that you went out on your terms. I know you wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. I love you Old Man and can’t wait for the day that we can see each other once again.