Hyrum Joe" Davis
We lost our beloved husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. Hyrum J. "Joe" Davis, 81, on December 2, 2020. He passed away peacefully at home in Panguitch, surrounded by the love of his family. Joe fought hard to stick around; he didn’t want to leave his wife of 61 years.
Joe was born July 16, 1939, in Panguitch to Sandy and Lula Davis. He married his beloved wife RoLayne Leach, his "Ole Dove" on February 21, 1959 in Pioche, NV.
Joe grew up with his 3 brothers and 2 sisters. He loved fishing, hunting, or getting into any kind of mischief with his brothers and dad; and later on in life his kids and grandkids. He loved to go camping, and as a family they went on many summer vacations. Joe worked as a lineman for Utah Power and Light for 37 years which moved his family between Richfield and Panguitch.
Everyone who knew Joe loved him. Every person he came in contact with quickly became a friend. Once Joe retired, he loved to follow his grandkids and great-grandkids around, supporting them in everything they did. He will be greatly missed by all.
Joe is survived by wife; two daughters, one son and their spouses: Sandy (Jake) Albrecht, Glenwood, UT; Laurie (Mac) Hatch, Panguitch, UT; Jody (Chris) Davis, St. George, UT; sister, LuRea (Ron) Burton, Panguitch; brother, Dennis (Alana) Davis, Panguitch; 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sister: Robert Davis, Darlene Veater, Wallace Davis, Jim Davis.
Cremation services to be held at Magleby Mortuary Crematory. A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 12:00 Noon in the Panguitch, UT Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, all attendees should wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com