Hurvie E. Davis

Died: January 31, 2017
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Hurvie Edgar Davis Jr., 80, of Tucson Arizona passed away January 31st, 2017. Born on May 24, 1936 in Tucker Hill, Virginia. Preceded in death by his father Hurvie E. Sr., mother Edna C., his Sister Anna Burton (Beauchamp), and his wife Martha H.B. He is survived by his 3 sons Brian L., Steven C.,and Gregory H.(wife, Wendy L.). He is also survived by 4 stepchildren Yvonne, Linda, Rick, Rebecca, his grandchildren, Jonathon, Michael, Melissa, and Megan, 14 step-grandchildren and 15 great step-grandchildren. After graduating Cople High School in 1954 he moved to Washington D.C. He started working for Coca-Cola as a driver and made deliveries to the White House. He was in the Army reserve, 3rd Armored Cavalry, from 1959 to 1961 after which he started working for D.C. Transit and the Federal Highway Administration. He worked his way up through the ranks after starting, literally standing on street corners and counting the number of passengers on the busses. In 1969 he became Director of Transit Planning in San Diego. In 1971 he moved to Portland(Or) transit. In December 1974 he was appointed Director of Transportation for the City of Tucson. He retired in 1990 and did part time consulting. In 1992 he became manager of the town of Marana which he considered his true home. He retired the second time in May 1998 and briefly moved to the Oregon coast before returning to Marana. On April 20th, 1998 Senator John McCain submitted a tribute to Hurvie in the Congressional Record. In September, 2015 the town of Marana named the bridge on Thornydale Rd. over the C.D.O. wash in his honor. Hurvie enjoyed classic cars, blues music, firearms, fishing, cheesecake, and ice cream, but he most enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and many colleagues. A viewing will be held on Monday, February 6th from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Marana Mortuary and Cemetery, 12146 W Barnett Rd, Marana Services and a reception will be held on Tuesday, February 7th at 11:00 A.M. at Marana Mortuary and Cemetery, 12146 W Barnett Rd, Marana A private interment will follow at Binghampton Cemetery, 4001 N Alvernon Way, Tucson In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Pima Animal Care Center where he adopted his beloved dog Brandy.

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Died: January 31, 2017

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Sandra Almeida posted on 2/1/17

Uncle Hurvie I will miss you dearly. You are at peace and with your Beloved Wife (Aunt Martha), I Love You So Very Much!! Love Your Niece Sandy!!!


Ely Kahwaty posted on 2/3/17

We were very sad to learn of Hurvie's passing. We wanted to express our condolences to Greg, Steve, Brian and the rest of the family. We have made a donation in his memory to the Pima Animal Care Center. Ely and Tina Kahwaty