Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Navy PO2 David L. Davison

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Navy PO2 David L. Davison, 22, Corpus Christi, TX.

David Leon Davison, 22, of Corpus Christi, TX, was born on January 27, 1985 in Oklahoma City, OK. David died January 16, 2008 in Corpus Christi, TX.

David graduated from Deer Creek High School in 2003. David attended numerous Catholic Heart work camps, assisting those in need throughout the United States.

After 9/11, he made his decision to serve his country. He had enlisted early into the military branch, The Navy, so that he could immediately enter boot camp upon graduation.

Prior to his induction into the Navy, David was a youth counselor at Our Lady of Guadelupe. David has been stationed in Norfolk, VA (May 2004 to February 2005) and Sigonella, Sicily (February 2005 to September 2007) and Corpus Christi, TX (October 2007 to January 2008).

David served approximately nine months in Kuwait. He was anticipating deployment to Bahrain later this year.

His recognitions and medals are as follows: Petty Officer Davison has been awarded the Air Medal Flight Award (1st & 2nd ), Navy And Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (Two Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, Sharpshooter Pistol Ribbon and Sharpshooter Rifle Ribbon. His is designated as a Naval Aircrewman with Breast Insignia and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist with Breast insignia. To include, Two Flag Letters of Commendation and Letter of Appreciation.

David was preceded in death by great-grandmothers, Wilma Collier of Holdenville, OK, Jewell Johnson of Guthrie, OK, Lois Sherrill of McAlester, OK; great-grandfathers, Virgil Sherrill of McAlester, OK, Fairl Johnson of Guthrie, OK, Fred Collier of Holdenville, OK; grandfathers, Delbert Davison of Guthrie, OK, Charles G. Kelley, Sr. of Indiana, Warren Amason of Haileyville, OK; aunts, Sandra Collier of Texas and Sylvia Kelley of McAlester, OK.

Survivors include parents, Jeff And Dee Kuykendall of OKC, Rodney Davison, Crescent; brothers, Clayton Davison of Crescent, OK, Kyle Stoy and wife Lisa of Edmond, OK; sisters, Kim Snipes and husband Marshall of The Village,OK, Carole Marie Kuykendall of OKC, Charlye Kuykendall of OKC; grandparents, Ina Amason of Haileyville, OK, Gerald and Cheryl Collier of Amarillo, TX, Carol Stoy of Edmond, OK, Hershel and Carole Kuykendall of Nichols Hills, OK; goddaughter, Hannah Peczkowski of Virginia; aunts and uncles, Matt and Gerri Miller of Owasso, OK, Mike and Debbie Kelley of Haileyville, OK, Denisa and Daryl Graves of Guthrie, OK, Dawn Herrera of OKC, Lisa and Terry Shultzabarger of OKC, Charles and Danielle Kuykendall of Edmond, OK; nephews, Nugget and Moose; and numerous cousins.

A vigil will be held at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, OK, on January 25th at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be said at St. Monica's Catholic Church in Edmond, OK, January 26, 2008, at 10 a.m. Graveside service will be held at Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie, OK, immediately following Mass. Reception will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Guthrie. In lieu of flowers/donations: Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund Arrangements by Matthews Funeral Home.

Navy PO2 David Davison died 1/16/08.

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