Beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Sam B. Davis passed peacefully August 19, 2017 at the age of 94 at his home in Ashland.
A native of Minnesota, Sam moved his family to Ashland in 1953 where he founded the town’s largest and longest running law firm of Davis, Hearn, Anderson & Turner P.C. Sam deeply loved his adopted community and was a passionate philanthropist well beyond his retirement in 1988. An active participant in the real estate market, Sam designed and built several subdivisions, commercial buildings, and beautiful homes around town that will stand as a testament to his years spent making a mark on this area. A true pillar of the community for 64 years, his life’s achievements live on through his children and grandchildren who are continuing the family tradition of community building, philanthropy, and caring for Southern Oregon and its people. Sam was known for his sense of humor and his huge heart, bringing a smile (and usually a hug and a kiss) to all who crossed his path. His presence is missed but his memory and spirit will never be forgotten.
He is survived by his former wife, Lee Davis; his three children, Jack Davis, Cisco Robbins Davis, and Mary Davis Wilcox; his four granddaughters, Adrianne Baumann, Hillary Rufi, Molly Wilcox, and Natalie Wilcox; and his great-grandson, Cooper Sam Rufi.
Memorial details to follow.