Leon Davis was born on April 17, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio to Willie Davis and Bernice Davis (Larkins) (both deceased). He is the third of five children including one brother, Alan Davis of Ozark, Alabama and three sisters, Linda Walton (deceased), Carolyn Lee of Powder Springs, Georgia and Valerie Ware of Cleveland, Ohio.
Leon attended Cleveland Public Schools and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 1972. He also attended Cuyahoga Community College. He worked at Thistledown Race Track, Wolfe Envelope Company and over 20 years at The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company in various departments until his retirement. Leon was united in marriage to Sylvia Welch on June 10, 1978.
He loved automobiles and spent his spare time researching cars and restoring historical vehicles. Anyone who knew Leon knows that he has always owned numerous automobiles. Leon also enjoyed traveling. He traveled extensively throughout Asia to China, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong; throughout Canada, to Mexico and many Caribbean islands. He went on many cruise vacations and road trips with family and made it a point to visit 48 U.S. states with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. He was also a lover of movies, good music and he loved his pet dogs, in particular his newest puppy Quinn.
Leon was always there to lend a hand to any and everyone he knew and would literally give you the shirt off his back. He was a genuinely good person.
He is the proud father of three daughters, Andrea, Letoyia and Aleyia; and three sons Maurice (deceased), Romaro and Mario; and grandfather to six; Alexis, Christian, Aaliyah, Jaliyah, Skylar and Braxton.
In addition to his immediate family, Leon is also survived by two sisters-in-law; Carolyn Doleman and Hyon Suk (Sue) Davis; three brother-in-laws Dewey Pass Jr., Lorenzo Lee and Daniel Ware; several aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of other relatives and many friends.
He received his wings on October 4, 2019. He will be greatly missed.
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