Al was born on December 28, 1942, in Hays, KS, the son of Albert and Florentine (Bieker) Davis. During his early years, he was raised on a farm outside of Schoenchen and graduated from Larned High School. He joined the Army in 1964 and served six years in the National Guard.
On December 28, 1966, Al was united in marriage to Dolores “Dee” Diane Nicholson in Larned, KS. This union was blessed with four children, Chris, Frank, Alicia, & Diane.
Al worked at Safeway as a produce manager, Kit Manufacturing, Pyle Construction as a heavy equipment operator and plumber, and retired from General Air Plumbing and Heating in 2006.
He was a member of American Legion Post #24, McPherson and the British Car Club, Wichita. Being a lifelong car enthusiast, he rebuilt a 1976 MGB, which he and Dolores enjoyed driving coast to coast with the British Car Club.
One of his favorite pastimes was golfing with his brother, Ron, in Sterling. He loved outdoor sports, which included camping, boating, fishing, shooting, and hunting. He especially enjoyed playing with his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. They will always remember the spur of the moment trips.
Survivors include: his wife, Dolores “Dee” of the home; three children, Frank Davis (Ruth) of McPherson, KS, Alicia Barkhurst (Dave) of Kansas City, MO, and Diane Curtis (Terry) of Moundridge, KS; brother, Ron Davis (Vickie) of Sterling, KS; four grandchildren, Arial Conklin (John) of Newton, KS, Andrew Davis (Arii Weis) of Canton, KS, Dusty Gallope (Andrew Harris) of McPherson, KS, and Myles Davis of Wichita, KS; three great-grandchildren; two special “adopted” granddaughters, Angela Shields and Kaylynn Chick; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Albert & Florentine Davis; two brothers, Rick Davis and Lynn Davis; and son, Chris Davis.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Stockham Family Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 25, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with David Nicholson officiating. Burial of cremains with Military Honors will follow at McPherson Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to McPherson County Humane Society or the American Legion Post #24 in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.