(April 28, 1941 - Sept. 18, 2016)
Terence Clay Davis, 75, of Powell, said he just drove that old truck hard and plumb wore it out! So he parked it on Sunday morning, Sept. 18, 2016, and went home to be with his Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Clay was born in Lovell, Big Horn County, Wyoming, on April 28, 1941, to Franklin Edward and Eldora (Mickelson) Davis. He graduated from Byron High School in 1959 and Northwest College in 1965. He served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Florida.
After returning from his mission, he courted MaryLou Kylander; his story was that he chased her until she caught him! They were married Sept. 3, 1965, in Powell, and sealed for time and Eternity in the Cardston, Alberta, Canada Temple Sept. 7, 1965. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip back to Cardston and the Temple.
Clay was a proud U.S. Army veteran who served his country with the 1st Battalion (Reinf) 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard) in Fort Meyer, Virginia, 11th Armored Calvary Regiment (Blackhorse Regiment) in Vietnam and 895th Military Police Company in Okinawa.
Clay was one of those guys who could always find work when others couldn’t. He was a good provider for his family and worked a variety of jobs over the years, including construction, heavy equipment operator, truck driver, farm and oil field work. He generously gave to others who were in need of some help.
Clay and MaryLou are the parents of two children, Marci Jill Davis of Cody and Denton Kylander Davis of Powell.
In addition to his loving wife and children, Clay is survived by his daughter-in-law Alta (Wood) Davis and grandsons Kylander William and Hunter Clay of Powell; brother, Bradley Wells Davis (Sharlene) of West Valley City, Utah; sister, Debra (Davis) Dalton of Cody; mother-in-law, Roselin (Pryde) Kylander of Powell; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Gary and Jeanne Greenwald and Jeff and Roxane Sheridan of Powell; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law Ernest “Ky” Kylander. Clay was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1026 Avenue E, Powell, Wyoming. Thompson Funeral Home is assisting Clay’s family with arrangements; cremains will be interred at Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice, Northwest College Nursing Program or Spirit Mountain Hospice in Cody, Wyoming.