Sam Davis, 64, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 20, 2015. A resident of Ely for the past 10 years, Sam was fortunate enough to have his wife, Shirley, at his side. Born in Spokane, WA to Don and Nitsa Davis, the oldest of four children, Sam and his family moved to Las Vegas in the later 1950’s. After being discharged from the United States Marine Corps, where he served in Vietnam, Sam very quickly married the love of his life, Shirley Sue (Pizinger) Davis. Durning their 43 year marriage, Sam and Shirley had two children, Bill and Mike, and many many more dogs, cats, birds, horses, geese, and goats. After 34 years as a respected drywall finisher in Las Vegas, Sam and Shirley moved to Ely in 2005. Ely was where Sam should have always been, as he was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Nitsa, his brother Nick and his sister Mary.
Sam is survived by his wife Shirley, sons Bill and Mike (Amanda), sister Frankie (Ed Terlitzky), and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed and we will carry him in our hearts and minds always.
Services will be held September 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Ely City Cemetery.