Evan Reece Davis, 36, of Harkers Island, was born May 31, 1983 to Crystal Gaskill Davis and Ervin Reece Davis. Evan passed away on March 19, 2020 at home. He had several severe medical issues which resulted in his untimely death.
Evan graduated from East Carteret High School in 2001. He then went on to get his Certificates for Firefighting, Fire & Safety, & HVAC. He loved his family fiercely and would do anything he could for them. Evan was one of a kind. He was inherently good and always wanted to do what was right. His life was spent trying to help others and being the best that he could be with a smile on his face. He knew everything about everything (or so he thought) and would confidently talk to anyone about anything. He was passionate about so many things, but movies, the Tarheels, and his Mama were at the top of his list. He definitely was a Mama’s boy through and through! He loved watching movies and would tell you the plot line before the opening scene. He loved the water, just simply sitting and overlooking it. His entire life, he also loved to have things “his way”, which is something he and his little brother had in common. He loved to pick on, chase, & play pranks on his sister (and what little brother doesn’t love that?). He loved spending time with his friends and they all enjoyed riding in his truck they called Big Red. Growing up there was always a group of three—Evan, Suni, and Adam—where you saw one you saw the other two. When Evan was 20, one of those lives was tragically cut short and he was completely heartbroken. He carried Adam’s memory with him always. Another great heartache for him was losing his little brother, only 18, less than a year ago. His physical body is now no longer suffering and is reunited with them, along with other loved ones. Evan will truly be missed and remembered by all those whose lives he touched.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday at the Salter Family Cemetery in Davis. There will be a procession from Harkers Island to the Davis Cemetery. We would love for everyone to join us for his last ride. We will be meeting in the parking lot at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1007 Island Rd, Harkers Island, shortly after 1:00. Family will leave from the funeral home and then head to church for everyone to join the procession for his “One Last Ride”. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a later date.
He is survived by his mother, Andrea “Crystal” Gaskill of Harkers Island; father, Ervin Reece Davis and wife, Melinda Beck of Newport; sister, Nana Willis and husband, David Eston of South River; brother, Tyler Beck and wife, Grace of Raleigh; sister, Ashley Baye and husband, Andy of Newport; nephew, David “Tannier” Willis; niece, Remington Reece; nephew, Ruger Reece; niece, Benelli Beck; grandmother, Almeta Gaskill of Harkers Island; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins scattered across the state and country.
He was preceded in death by his little brother, Hunter Gaskill; maternal grandfather, Thomas Carroll Gaskill, Sr,; and paternal grandparents, Mangum & Ida Mae Davis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family, to Noe Funeral Service, PO Box 798, Beaufort, NC 28516 or by calling the Office 252-728-2336.
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.org
Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort.