Obituary: Darvin “Bud” Ervin Davis III (Jan. 14, 1987 – March 1, 2012)

By Submitted March 06, 2012 09:42 pm

Darvin “Bud” Ervin Davis III was born January 14, 1987, in Crescent City. On March 1, 2012, he went to be with his creator. He was a lifelong resident of Del Norte County and his greatest joy in life was spending time with his son, Darvin Ervin Davis IV, who always did and always will have his heart. He enjoyed  safety meetings, driving his  truck, pitching, hunting, fishing, camping, swimming, bike riding, watching the Raiders, and being the  boss. He was an enrolled Karuk Tribal member. He was an active member of the native community in Karuk and Yurok Territories.  He was proud of his heritage and wanted his son to feel the same. They participated in many traditional activities together including playing sticks, canoe-making, drum-making, dancing during brush dances, and gill net fishing. He also encouraged his son to participate in sports such as wrestling, basketball, soccer, and was looking forward to baseball and football, always there to coach him and cheer him on.

He was employed at the Chartroom as a breakfast cook for six years where he worked with many friends. He started off as a dishwasher and quickly accelerated to morning cook. He was very proud to provide for his family always ensuring his son and sweetheart had a home.

He is survived by his son Darvin Ervin Davis IV, his forever love Salena Norris, mother Sheila Davis, brothers Darren Davis and Dylan Davis, his sisters Tabatha Davis and Melissa Davis, and many aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and numerous friends and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his Father Darvin Ervin Davis Jr., his grandpa Darvin, and his grandma Barbara.

A viewing will be held on March 8, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Weir’s Mortuary and services will follow on Friday, March 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. with a potluck to follow at Elk Valley Rancheria. Graveside services will be held on Sunday March 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Ti-Bar, Calif., where he will start his journey to join his Creator.

His friends and loved ones that will be carrying him to his final resting place with his father are Irwin Glenn Davis Sr., Irwin Glenn Davis Jr., Ryan Eldredge, Luis Calderon, Paul Kuska, Travis Spitzner, Donald Berg, Donald Schoonover, Arnulfo Salas Jr., Garold Bettega, Anthony Dinatale, Francisco Chavez, Charlie Brown, Roy Brown, Cevin Bergren, Niano Santos Sr., Joey Gartland III, Jeremy Bernal, and Trent Bruschi.

— Submitted by Wier’s Mortuary Chapel