John Brent Davis

Feb. 18, 1936-Oct. 21, 2022

John Brent Davis passed away on Oct. 21, 2022, at his home in Hurricane, Utah, surrounded by family. He was born Feb. 18, 1936, to Orson Pratt and Olive (Bitter) Davis at his parents’ log cabin in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was the sixth of eight children in the family.

Brent attended school in Idaho Falls, graduating from Idaho Falls High School in 1954. He was active in drama and track during his high school years.  He attended BYU from 1954-56. He served in the New England States Mission from 1956-58. Serving the majority of his mission in Nova Scotia, which always held a special place in his heart.  After returning home, he resumed his education at BYU, graduating in 1962 with BES in Electrical Engineering, which was a five-year degree.

On Aug. 26, 1959, he married Carolyn Lasson in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They have four children. He spent his young life living in Idaho Falls. As an adult, he lived in Utah, Idaho and Oregon. He and Carolyn raised their children mostly on the beautiful Oregon coast in the town of Reedsport. After many years on the coast, they retired to the Hurricane Valley to be closer to family.

Brent’s career as an electrical engineer first took him back to his hometown of Idaho Falls where he worked for Idaho Falls Power and Light. The remainder of his career he worked for Central Lincoln Public Utility District on the Oregon Coast for 30-plus years. He was a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Oregon and served on several committees and commissions in that capacity.

Brent was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served valiantly in many capacities. A few of his callings were bishop, seminary and gospel doctrine teacher, high councilman, ward indexing representative, and a Temple worker in the St. George Temple.

During his time in Oregon, he served in the Reedsport Booster Club and danced with Carolyn in their square fance club. He loved to work with his hands on his model trains and make wooden toys for his grandchildren. He could fix anything.

Brent is survived by his children Leanne (Tom) Collet, Bruce Davis and Jay Brent (Monique) Davis; grandchildren Bretton (Sharon) Moosman, TJ Davis, Kate (Russell) Sneddon, Tyler Davis, Joshua Davis, Olivia Davis, Grace Davis; five great-granddaughters; brother Reed (Joan) Davis; sister Margaret (Larry) Weist; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his wife Carolyn, his parents Orson and Olive Davis, daughter Diana Davis and siblings Joseph, Orson, Donna, Gordon and Bruce.

Graveside services will be held Friday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. in the Toquerville Cemetery, Toquerville, Utah.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary, (435) 635-9922. Visit the Metcalf Mortuary website for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings
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