Obituary for Steven W. 'Bub' Davis, Jr.
WALDOBORO – Steven W. ‘Bub’ Davis, Jr., 35, died unexpectedly at his home, Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
Born in Rockport, February 14, 1983, he was the son of Steven W., Sr. and Betty Myers Davis. While growing up in Warren, Bub was educated in Warren schools and was a 2002 graduate of Medomak Valley High School.
His mischievous and prankster personality gave him the label of class clown but somewhat interfered with scholastic advancement. Upon his Senior year, he found himself 11 credits short of the 22 necessary for graduation. His parents, recognizing the difficult position Bub was in, and realizing his passion for motorcycles, created the ultimate goal of purchasing a Harley and telling Bub it would be his if he graduated. Although it took him extra work which included not only his regular school hours but also alternative education, work study credit and construction of a special school project, he proudly achieved his extra 11 credits and graduated.
Riding that motorcycle was something Bub loved to do. Often while passing cars, he would fake the motion of peddling a bike, causing that motorist he was passing to either look in wonderment, or laugh in recognition of his act. Along with his love of his motorcycles, he loved classic cars, trucks and anything with a loud, powerful motor to get his heart thumping. He leaves behind a ’64 Chevy that his family hopes to restore for his daughter when she’s old enough to love it as well.
Bub was always known as a hard worker, a trait passed down not only from his parents but also from his first job at a young age on ‘The Farm’ in Union. Since the age of 18, he worked at Rockland Marine Corporation as a Metal Fabricator / Welder, alongside his father.
His sister gave him his nickname ‘Bub’ when he was very young. There were very few that would call him by his real name. His other nicknames through the years have been ‘Sparky’, ‘Punky’, ‘Ham’ or ‘Tease’. He particularly enjoyed teasing his sister all through their younger years. Teasing his nieces was always great fun to him as well. He enjoyed the memories and time spent with them. He became an uncle at the age of 15. He would give his last dollar and drop anything he was doing to help anyone in need.
More than anything, Bub very much loved and was devoted to his daughter Jenna. He was concerned with anything and everything she did. He wanted the world for her and she was the greatest gift of all to him. He recently told a story of their games, and that he just could not win her at ‘Crazy 8’s’.
He also loved his music, camping, fires, and any other fun atmosphere where he could joke and just be himself. His laugh and smile will be greatly missed. All he wanted was to be a simple kind of man.
Other than his parents of Rockland, Bub is survived by his daughter, Jenna May Davis and her mother, his former wife, Melody M. Davis of Washington; his sister, Jessica Wagner and her husband Chuck of Warren; a former neighbor with whom he grew up and considered as a brother, Chris Baldwin of Texas; two nieces, Casey and Anna Wagner; many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members, as well as many friends.
Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland, where a Service of Remembrance will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 7th, with a celebration of life following at his parents' house for close family and friends, 150 Holmes Street, Rockland. Bub’s family suggest that anyone considering a memorial offering would make a donation to the Jenna May Trust Fund, C/O TD Bank, 34 School Street, Rockland, ME 04841.