McGilley State Line Chapel

12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO


Kent Earl Davis

August 23, 1963May 19, 2019

Kent Earl Davis, age 55, passed away Sunday May 19, 2019, at his home in Overland Park, KS. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He was cremated, and his ashes will be spread along with those of his life-long partner Cyndi Newstrom, who passed in December 2017.

Mr. Davis was born August 23, 1963 in Topeka, KS, the only child of Orville and Corolene Davis. He graduated from Topeka West High School in 1981. He attended Kansas State University, majoring in Industrial Engineering, and graduated in 1985. He and Cyndi moved to LA in early 1986 to begin his professional life working for Naval Weapons in Port Hueneme, CA. In 1988 he transferred to the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration in Kansas City, where he enjoyed a long career until his death. He was looking forward to his well-earned retirement scheduled for his birthday in August of this year.

He had many friends and he remained loyal and grateful to all of them for the good times they shared. He and Cyndi never had children, but instead poured their love and affections into their many pets, as well as their extended family and many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his mother Corolene of Topeka, his golden retriever Chammy (Champagne) of the home, and many, many friends and extended family who will miss him deeply, and who are forever in his debt for his love and friendship that he shared so abundantly and unconditionally.

Rest in peace friend.


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Steve Glover

June 25, 2019

I think big you every day now Kent. Many ski, and lake memories. Plus the Blazer! You were a good friend. Love you!

Steve Woodard

May 29, 2019

My mind wanders back to the first time a ran into Kent, and I mean LITERALLY ran into him. We were new to C Dock at Lake Perry Marina and were down the way visiting when a storm blew up. I ran up the dock at full speed to get to our boat and close all the hatches and portholes prior to the impending storm. Kent had exited the front deck of the Princess Lorelei just as I was about to pass and BAM!! We met the hard way....in a collision the middle of the dock. If I remember correctly, he stayed put and I bounced wildly off to the side, kept running and yelled over my shoulder, "Sorry, My Bad!!! Time passed and Kent and Cyndi became friends and ran in the same C Dock circles that we did. I can't even recall all the great times that we had - there were so many. I'll miss that big smile and twinkling in your eyes. Kent, my old friend, rest in peace with your Cyn and all the animals who've been waiting on the Rainbow Bridge. You were too darn young and we are heartbroken. Rest well, Five Year Itch out.

Doug MacKinlay

May 27, 2019

Although it has been many years since I retired and last worked with Kent, I remember him coming into the Kansas City Plant for the first time as a young, bright-eyed, energetic man, filled with hopes and lots of ideas. He was an excellent fit with the engineers in NNSA and was liked by everyone in the other sections as well, as he always had a smile and great attitude. It was with a great sorrow that I heard of his passing. Kent was one of the best things about the Kansas City Plant, he will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Tom Worstell

May 25, 2019

Wow! A shock. Condolences to the family. A dear friend going back several years.

Angela Pyper

May 22, 2019

Oh my gosh Kent Davis I miss you so much... May you rest in peace now with your beloved wife.