Michael “Mickey” Phillip Davis, 75, passed away Feb. 13, 2022 at Logan Healthcare in Shelby after a long battle with Stiff Person Syndrome.
Mickey was born March 11 ,1946 in Sioux City, Iowa, to Maurice and Lucille Davis. He attended elementary school at St. Michael’s Catholic School in Leeds, Iowa. After his family moved to Montana in 1961, he completed high school in Shelby. Shortly after graduating, he was enlisted into the U.S. Army where he served his country while stationed at Ft. Ord, California. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Montana where he would reside for the rest of his life.
An avid outdoorsman, Mickey loved Montana and the many opportunities it provided. He was a dedicated fisherman and a skilled hunter. Pheasants in the field would tremble in fear at the sight of his Ford Bronco approaching. He enjoyed hiking and camping in the mountains, fishing pole always near at hand. A favorite hobby was scouring the countryside with metal detector and shovel in search of relics and antiques from earlier times in Montana history. A lifelong Boston Celtics fan, Mickey also played the game well, and for years was a stalwart in the Shelby men’s basketball league.
Mickey is survived by his sisters, Delores Davis of Kalispell and Kathy Davis of Shelby; and brother Bob (Deanna) of Anchorage. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Connie; and brothers, Dale, Danny, and Timothy.
A military graveside will be held Saturday, April 23, at 2pm at Mountain View Cemetery.