Kelly Davis, age 44, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Nephi, Utah. He was born on February 10, 1975 in Nephi to Ron L and Susan Ann Anderson Davis.
He grew up and attended school in Nephi. When he was 6 years old, to keep him occupied his Grandpa gave him a set of tools and told him to go take apart an old car. Checking on him after a while he discovered that Kelly had actually done it, with all the parts laid out neatly on a tarp. That experience left Kelly with an enjoyment of working on engines. After he left school he started working at various auto mechanic shops around Nephi. In 2001, he opened his own business, "Poor Man's Automotive". His vision was to use his skills to provide quality automotive service for a cost those struggling to make ends meet could afford. On many occasions he donated his service, because he knew his customers needed the help. Kelly had a generous heart and was always willing to help out his friends and neighbors.
Kelly married Katrina Minnick in 1994. They had a daughter together, but later divorced. He married Erin Ellyn Hardesty on October 19, 1996 in Provo, Utah. Together they raised six children.
Kelly loved hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle. Whenever he could, he participated in fundraisers - riding his bike for abused children, cancer charities, Toys 4 Tots, fallen soldiers, or any way he could help out. He loved spending time with his children and was always taking them on outings in the outdoors. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.
Kelly is survived by his wife: Erin; children: Mariah (Jake) O'very, Zachary (Elizabeth) Davis, Trevor Davis, Victoria (Chance) Bills, Dakota Davis, Abigayle (Caleb) Todd, Melissa Davis; 5 grandchildren; mother: Susan Davis; brothers: Ron, Roger, and Jeremy. He was preceded in death by his father: Ron.
Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, October 2, at 11:00 am, at the Vine Bluff Cemetery. A Viewing will be held 9:30-10:40 am, at the Nephi 5th Ward LDS Church, 345 East 500 North, before traveling to the cemetery.