Douglas James Davis

May 24, 2023


Douglas James Davis, 55


Lewiston – Douglas James Davis died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.  While Doug will be missed by many, we are thankful that he is with the Lord and once again in the arms of his beloved parents.


Doug was born in Portland, Maine, the son of Jim (Carleton) and Betsy Proctor Davis.  He attended Casco schools and played football for and graduated from Lake Region High School. He lived the majority of his short life in Casco and Lewiston, Maine.


Doug was predeceased by both his parents, loving grandparents and special Aunts and Uncles.


Surviving are his sister Sally Davis (Larry Proctor) of Bonita Springs, Florida; nephew Zachary Ricciardelli of Sunrise, Florida; along with many loving Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.


Despite Doug’s disability, he forged ahead and successfully lived independently since 2012.  Doug worked very hard to keep his independence and was encouraged by his care giving “Tribe”.


One member of Doug’s Tribe was his best friend, Brian Clement.  Brian was so kind to Doug, and would take Doug out shopping and for dinner around Christmas and his birthday each year. He was adored by Doug.  As Doug’s family, we Thank You Brian for being there for Doug for so many years.

Other members of Doug’s Tribe include his Aunts (Sherrie & Roxanne) and Uncle Larry, along with their spouses, who were loving caregivers for Doug since his Dad’s death in 2012.  God put them in these roles for a reason, and they felt Brother Jim and Betsy shining down on them.


Some of Doug’s other best moments included playing cribbage with friends and family; his solo Christmas trips to Florida visit with Sally; annual trips Uptakamp for his big BBQ and a boat ride; fishing days with Uncles; spending Thanksgiving with Aunt Sherrie and Uncle Harvey; spending Christmas with Aunt Roxanne and Uncle Danny and family; monthly shopping trips which kicked off with Dunkin donuts and coffee, followed by Walmart shopping, topped off with Chinese restaurant buffet; and attending the Davis family small gatherings and big reunions. Doug had a very good memory and always greeted long-lost cousins by name and with his signature bear hug, while some of us struggled to put the name with the face, especially since we may not have seen them in many, many years.


Doug was a very humble man and did not require many material things to be happy, which made loving him very easy.


Celebration of Doug’s life will be held on Saturday, June 3, at the First Congregational Church of Gray Parish Hall, 5 Brown Street, Gray, (which is immediately after McDonald’s on the corner of Main Street and Brown Street).  Memorial service will begin at 1:00 PM, to be immediately followed by an on-site reception, which will be a time to share refreshments and fond memories of Doug with friends and family. 


We hope you will join us to honor Doug and share your memories of him with others.

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Memorial Service
June 3, 2023

1:00 PM
Gray Congregational Church Parish Hall
5 Brown Street
Gray, ME 04039


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