Disciples News Service

Former Arizona regional minister dies

2015DNS-GailDavisRev. Dr. Gail F. Davis (Oct. 16, 1932 – Oct. 22, 2015) passed away at his home in Spokane, WA. Born in Mission, SD and raised in Spokane, WA, he attended Northwest Christian College. He married his high school sweetheart Eva in 1953. She survives. After he graduated in 1957, he was ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and went on to Phillips Theological Seminary. He served congregations in Oregon, Oklahoma, Washington and Idaho. He also served on the regional staff of the Northwest Regional Christian Church as associate regional minister 1989-1992, and as the regional minister in Arizona from 1992-1997.

In retirement, he served as an interim minister in churches around Washington. A frequent church camp director, he was also known throughout the Disciple denomination for his passion for stewardship, teaching people the importance of giving their time, talents and resources.

Gail is survived by his wife Eva; daughters, Sheri Kight and Judy Davis; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 1 at 3:00 pm, at North Hill Christian Church, 4620 N. Post Street, Spokane. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Youth Ministry program at Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N Wall St, Spokane, WA 99208-6108.