Glenn R. Davis, 79, of Grants Pass died Oct. 24, 2021 at his home. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, October 29th, 2021, at 10:30am at Hugo Community Church, 6501 Hugo Rd., Grants Pass, OR 97526. He will be laid to rest at Hillcrest Memorial Park in a private interment.
Contributions may be sent to Hugo Community Church, P.O. Box 688, Merlin, OR 97532.
Glenn was born on July 2, 1942 in Long Beach, CA. His parents were Charles O. Davis and Ruth L. (Elliott) Davis. He was the second born of three children. In 1944, the family moved to Ashland, OR, then moved to Grants Pass to reside in 1958.
He graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1960. He participated in varsity football and baseball. Glenn was a member of First Baptist Church in Grants Pass and was in a mixed singing quartet there. It was then he met his sweetheart, Jean Brickey and they got engaged. A year later they married in 1961. Glenn and Jean raised two children, a daughter and son. Glenn and his wife just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past July.
Glenn's occupations included the automotive parts industry, truck-driving, and furniture sales. Some places of employment in Grants Pass were Menasco Motors, Bayless Auto Parts, Broer's Grocery Company, and Montgomery Ward. He also worked in Medford for United Grocers, and Fortuna Auto Parts, and at Napa Auto Parts in Reedsport, OR.
He loved many kinds of outdoor recreation, sports, photography, musical presentations, and church events. Glenn was a church league team player and coach, a middle school Sunday school teacher, elementary God Squad leader, and has always been involved in church choir, solos, and has been the worship director at Hugo Community Church for the past 20 years.
He is survived by his wife Jean, his daughter Brenda Haberman, his son Ken Davis, a younger sister, Rebecca Brandt, a step-brother Bruce Fry, six grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a step-mother Martha (Fry) Davis, an older brother Robert Davis, a step-sister Nadine (Fry) Davis.