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Lorn Davis, 76, of Miles City, passed away surrounded by his family, Thursday March 2, 2017 after complications from a stroke at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, MT.
Lorn was born on August 8, 1940, in Jordan MT, the son of Wilbur Morris “Heavy” and Mary Lou (Curtis) Davis. He was the eldest son of six boys. Lorn was raised on the family ranch at Haxby, MT. After completing the 8th grade at Cat Creek School, he started working on ranches in the surrounding community.
At a young age, he developed a love for music. He learned to play guitar, base and steel guitar. He played and sang lead in various bands around the area for many years.
In 1962, he married Diana Schlepp. They were married for 27 years and had four children. They worked on various ranches in Montana and Wyoming. They leased a bar in Richey, MT, and then he started driving truck. Lorn worked for Lantis Trucking, Miles City Pack and Murphy Trucking. On August 24, 1983 he was involved in a serious truck wreck. After recovering he became an owner/operator, doing the majority of his own repairs.
He truly loved the open roads and teaching others how to drive truck. In 1993, he met Dawn Ludwig and became a part of their family. After teaching Dawn how to drive truck, they continued Lorn Davis Trucking until the time of his death.
He was always a fiercely independent man with a gentle spirit who was loved by many.
He is survived by Dawn, brothers Les (Yvonne), Mike (Patsy) and Bruce (Linda). Diana Davis, children Melody (Steve) Reinhart, Marlene (Danny) Lounder, Margo Trosin-Veorster, Jake (Sarah) Davis, Tammy (Mike) Wajer, Wendy (R.J.) Schenk, Megan (Levi) Gordon, Erin and Ty Kampen. Grandchildren Jacee Reinhart, Sonny & Amanda Wilson, Christy & Jeffrey Trosin, Jacob, Stephanie & Noah Davis, Carly Schenk, Kimber Gordon and 9 great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews and friends he considered family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Heavy & Mary Lou Davis, his brothers Bob and Pat, son-in-laws Mark Wilson and Tracy Veorster and grandchild Stephanie Reinhart.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request donations made to the charity of your choice.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Custer County Cemetery.
Condolences to the family may be sent by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.