John Kyle Davies, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather & friend, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 6, 2022 in Yuma Arizona at the age of 74. Born to Oliver Truex Davies and Myra Baer Davies on Feb 11, 1948 in Salt Lake City. He shared his happy childhood with his parents and 7 siblings in Bountiful, Utah. John held the office of High Priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints and throughout his life faithfully fulfilled numerous Church callings, including Elders Quorum President, Home Teacher, Ward & Stake Clerk, and Scout Leader. The majority of his life was spent in Bountiful, Utah where he attended Stoker School, the original South Davis Jr. High, and graduated as a loyal Viewmont Viking, where he participated in musical productions, and football. He especially excelled in his Auto Mechanics Class. He reminisced frequently about his enjoyable summers as a teenager spent working on the dry wheat farms in Idaho, where the seed was sown for his love and knowledge of all things mechanical. John's various occupations throughout his life provided him an encyclopedia of knowledge and wisdom. This learning, combined with his infallible memory, and practical mind, helped create a talented man who blessed the lives of family members and all who knew him. His working career included, but was not limited to, Grocery Store Manager, Ford Line Mechanic, EMT, Sewer Inspector, Sewer District Board of Trustee Member, RV Service manager, Yamaha/Kawasaki Franchised Dealership owner, and Salesman.
John and many of his immediate and extended family were blessed with beautiful singing voices. He could often be heard doing a great impersonation of Kenny Rogers. When he let his beautiful white beard grow, it was even more authentic. He appreciated and enjoyed all kinds of music, especially that of the Gentri Gentlemen Trio, Pentatonix., and Broadway Musicals. Les Mis, Fiddler On the Roof, and Phantom of the Opera were some of his top favorites. He was a lover of Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper, a home-cooked meal, and every size and shape of puppy dog. He was fiercely loyal to local businesses who provided him with good service, and he possessed the ability to efficiently organize any type of complex project, especially those requiring analyzing and solving problems. His beautifully manicured yard, immaculate vehicle, and highly organized garage were the envy of many. He is remembered by all family and friends as an affectionate Teddy Bear who was fiercely loyal and tender-hearted.
John was especially proud of his service in the US Army, and regularly displayed the U.S. Flag and the Marine Flag (in honor of 2 of his grandson's service in the Marines), and was deeply patriotic. After his retirement from South Davis Sewer District, he and Carol enjoyed serving as Campground Hosts in the High Uintah Mountains of Utah at Moosehorn Campground and on the coast of southern California at Big Sur. For the last 6 years, they have found a second home, as "Winter Snowbirds" to the sunny desert of Yuma, Arizona. There they worked in the Sales Office of a Senior Retirement Community, helping to market, sell, and oversee the installation of Manufactured Homes. In Yuma, they developed many special, lasting, and cherished friendships with other Seniors, home buyers, and construction crews from all over the world.
John married 1st, Nancy E. Kamerath, and they are the parents of two children, Daniel John and Dacia Kay. He later married Carol L. Bangerter, and thus acquired four more children and many grandchildren. He is Survived by his wife of 29 years, Carol, 6 children: Daniel John Davies, Dacia K. Alvarez, Shellie George, (Dan), Lisa Bangerter, Wendy Burningham (Paul), Chad Bangerter (Kristi), numerous Grandchildren, great grandchildren, 2 great, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and beloved siblings: Barbara Watson (Bob), David Davies (Jeannie), Diana Halliday (Paul), Debra Cheney (Lynn), Keith Ruesch (brother-in-law), & Darla Davies (sister-in-law) Preceded in death by his parents, Myra Lee Valentine (sister), Elder Dean M. Davies (brother), and Carol Ruesch (sister).
Friends and family may visit Monday, November 14, 2022 at Russon Mortuary 295 North Main, Bountiful, Utah between 6:00 and 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at the Bountiful 10th Ward, located at 1145 North 200 East. Interment will follow the services at the Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Brothers Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and this obituary page, via Zoom or YouTube from the Bountiful Tenth Ward. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service.
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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Missionary Department or the ASPCA at the below link: