Gary Dean Davis

November 2, 1943January 8, 2021

Gary Dean Davis, 77, of Olathe, Kansas passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 8, 2021. He will forever be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to everyone he met.

Gary was born on November 2, 1943 in Oregon, Missouri to Floyd Moore and Opal Virgene (Steele) Davis. He attended and graduated from Oregon High School where he excelled in football and basketball. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He married the love of his life Dora June Ward on February 13, 1965 in Des Moines, Iowa. Together they raised their two children Jason and Stacey.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Opal Davis and his sister Beverly Worley. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty three years Dora J. Davis of the home, daughter Stacey Mittelstaedt and her husband Heath of Gardner, Kansas and son Jason Eric Davis of Olathe, Kansas. Left behind to cherish his memory are his three grandchildren Shelby Renae (Ian) Lockhause, Lynsie Britton and Stevie Davis. He will be sadly missed by his two great granddaughters Thomasin Lockhause and Grimm Lockhause. Gary is also survived by his brother Ronnie Davis and his wife Bonnie from the state of Florida.

Visitation 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2021 at the McGilley-Frye Funeral Home 105 East Loula Street Olathe, Kansas. Interment with Military Honors at Maple Grove (Oregon) Cemetery Madison Street Oregon, Missouri. In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to: Olathe North Band & Football Program 600 East Prairie Street Olathe, Kansas 66061.

Condolences may be offered at:


  • Floyd Moore Davis, Father (deceased)
  • Opal Virgene (Steele) Davis, Mother (deceased)
  • Dora June (Ward) Davis, Wife
  • Stacey Mittelstaedt, Daughter
  • Heath Mittelstaedt, Son-in-law
  • Jason Eric Davis, Son
  • Beverly Worley, Sister (deceased)
  • Ronnie Davis, Brother
  • Bonnie Davis, Sister-in-law
  • Shelby Renae Lockhause, Granddaughter
  • Lynsie Britton, Granddaughter
  • Stevie Davis, Grandson
  • Thomasin Lockhause, Great Granddaughter
  • Grimm Lockhause, Great Granddaughter

  • Olathe North Band & Football Program


  • Visitation

    Monday, January 11, 2021

  • Interment with Military Honors

    Monday, January 11, 2021


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Julie Young

January 11, 2021

Sending prayers, love and hugs to everyone.

Chuck, Terri, and family Kurtz

January 10, 2021

Dora and sorry for your loss. Gary was a good man and part of our lives as our kids were growing up in your daycare. God has another colorful flower in his garden. Prayers to you and your family.

Mark Kurtz

January 9, 2021

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Gary at Sutherland's in the late 70's. I really liked Gary, last time I saw and spoke with him was at Westlake in the 90's. Gary was a good man and will be missed. My prayers go out to the family.

Terri Jarboe

January 8, 2021

Dora- We are sending you lots of love today. Gary was an important part of our lives for many years, and the memories are many: Mr Gary as the Pizza Man at preschool, as a loving neighbor who planted a flower garden so it was visible from Jenna’s bedroom window, the creator of Band Dads who was there for all those events, our great trip to the Rose Parade, many before game dinners at Applebee’s and after game gatherings at Perkins, an all-knowing and ever friendly face at Westlake, a proud dad, Papa, and Great-grandfather, overall a good neighbor who became a really special friend for 42 years! He will be remembered and missed. Terri and Ed