|Birth: ||Jul. 13, 1949|
St. Louis County
|Death: ||Mar. 3, 2013|
Pilot Gordon Arthur Davis, 63, of Stallion Springs, California, passed away on March 3, 2013, in the area of Elk Mountain, Wyoming.
Gordon was born in Duluth, Minnesota, to parents Bernard and Margaret Ann (Birkman) Davis. He attended Central High School in Grand Junction, Colorado, graduating in 1969, then continuing his education at Mesa College. June of 1970 found him in basic training at Nellis AFB in Nevada. He proudly served his country in the Unites States Air Force until 1979, leaving the military as Staff Sergeant (E-5) Assistant F-4 Section Flight Chief. His post-military career kept him still involved in aircraft maintenance and fabrication at Boeing Wichita at Boeing Mojave Test Center, Edwards Test Flight Center and Flight Systems, Inc. at the Mojave Airport. Gordon resigned to move to the Denver area to study at the Colorado School of Mines Research Institute/AMAX, in Golden, Colorado. Gordon's experience as a licensed pilot included nine years with the USAF and as a crash-recovery and investigation team member with the military. He also held a commercial pilot's license. He returned to Kern County and owned and operated Mountain Hawk Aviation in Tehachapi, and was a flight instructor with numerous credentials, including DAR-T, CFI, IA, and A&P. He lists about 45 years in aviation.
Mr. Davis was a man with many interests and talents. He was knowledgeable in most fields of auto mechanics, drafting, and graphic arts, and especially loved to draw airplanes, boats and cabins using pencil, charcoal, and pen and ink. He also lived in Peru for a while and ministered in Mexico, Thailand, and India. Gordon was privileged to also visit Israel.
Gordon is survived by his wife of 21 years, Georgia Ann (Schiffilea) Davis; and his father, Bernard Davis. His mother, Margaret Davis, passed away in July of 2003.
~Prayer for a Pilot~
"Lord of sea and earth and air; listen to the pilot's prayer. Send him wind that's steady and strong -- of flawless tone by which he knows it shall not fail him where he goes. Landing, gliding, in curve, half-roll...grant him, O Lord, a full control, That he may learn the heights of Heaven. The rapture altitude has given, That he shall know the joy they feel who ride the realms on birds of steel."
Bakersfield National Cemetery
Plot: SECTION 18 SITE 407
Created by: Oakblossom
Record added: Mar 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106251951