OBITUARY

Christopher Blake Davis

March 14, 1962March 25, 2021

Christopher Blake Davis of Williamston, Michigan left this world on March 25, 2021. Chris was born in Coldwater, Michigan on March 14, 1962, to Jeannine and Bernie Davis, their second child. The family moved to Williamston when Chris was in middle school, and he graduated from Williamston High School. Chris regularly attended Williamston home football games in the fall and was a proud alum of WHS.

Chris always loved music and played guitar and keyboards, and while he was in his twenties, performed, with his band in the mid-Michigan area, and toured in southern states.

Chris’s beautiful daughter McKenna was the love of his life and he cherished his time with her. He purchased and renovated a camper and they traveled up to northern Michigan whenever they could. For three wonderful summers, he left the camper at his brother Tim’s place on Whitmore Lake, making great family memories, as McKenna and her cousins filled their days with swimming, boating, and hanging together.

Chris moved back to Williamston to live with and help his mother manage her large home, particularly maintaining the outside yard. He was always generous and kind, lending a hand to neighbors with snow removal after some of the bigger storms or other chores. Chris became self-employed and created Davis Lawn Care; his equipment, especially his stand-up and riding lawn mowers were always top-of-the-line quality.

Chris was a diehard Michigan State fan and flew the Spartan flag much of the year, especially during football and basketball seasons. He was happiest with friends and family, having a few beers and enjoying good food. Chris will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Chris was predeceased by his father Bernard Davis and is survived by his daughter McKenna, his mother Jeannine Davis of Williamston, sister Kimberley (Dave Little) of Indianapolis, brother Timothy (Sheila) of Whitmore Lake, and nephews Jordan, Adam and Averey, and niece Heather, as well as special friends the Paul and Shellie Finn family.

The Davis family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the family for McKenna's college fund. A Celebration of Chris’ life will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, April 3, 2021, at the Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Home, 205 E. Middle Street, Williamston with the visitation on Friday, April 2, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Online Condolences can be uploaded as well as join a live-stream of the service at www.GRWilliamston.com MASKS ARE MANDATORY AT REQUEST OF FAMILY unless there are medical restrictions making this difficult for visitors.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Funeral

    Saturday, April 3, 2021

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Amy Davis

April 3, 2021

Chris was so much fun to be around! He could say a million words by just raising his eyebrow. He encouraged laughter and fun with his quick wit and musical talent. My husband Brian has often shared stories of adventures he and his cousins shared. Warm family times visiting Coldwater, Kansas City and adventures as young people just growing up together in Williamston as one of the Davis boys.
Brian and I will always remember how at our wedding his musical talent kept the party going much later than the venue may have planned. It was a gift he gave of his talent we will be forever grateful for. He had a infectious humor and warm presence. We will both miss him a lot.

Kevin Baldwin

April 1, 2021

Chris was one of the best friends a person could have. He would do anything for you. I truly loved him like a brother. He gave me some of the best memories of my life. I moved to Florida along time ago but we always kept in touch. I tried to get him to move here but he said he wanted to stay in Michigan and take care of his mother. I will truly miss him. I remember when his daughter was born, She was supposed to come in early April and I told Chris’s wife at the time that she wasn’t gonna have her until my birthday April 22. And that’s what happened. Chris was truly one of the best people anyone could ever know. Rest in peace my brother. I’m a better person because of you.

Stan Smith

March 31, 2021

Iam very sorry for your loss! Chris used to come over to my house and play guitar.

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