George Edward Davilla Jr. passed away July 3, 2014, in Kingman at the age of 65 surrounded by family and friends. He was born on June 16, 1949, in Martinez, Calif., to George and Lorraine Davilla.
George graduated from Alhambra High School in Martinez. He worked various jobs until moving to Placerville, Calif., where he met his wife, Debbie, and was married in 1980. George loved to help others with any project, target shooting, fishing and hunting. His favorite pastime was shopping for bargains and going to yard sales.
George and Debbie moved to Kingman from Southern California in 1995.
He worked for True Value Hardware on Stockton Hill Road. He spent 16 years there doing what he loved until his health forced him to retire.
George is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Debbie; step-daughter Tiphanie (Chris); mother-in-law, Sharon (Bill); brothers, Eugene (Barbara) and Rick (Debbie); sister-in-law, Tammy; brothers-in-law, Danny (Sheri) and Richard (Mara); two granddaughters; 10 nieces and nephews; and a number of aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lorraine; his sister, Marge; and most recently his dog and best friend, "Baby."
George's prayer for all of us is:
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now; he set me free.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made in his name to the Joan and Diana Hospice in Kingman. The family will hold a celebration of George's life at 2 p.m. Oct. 4 at 2644 Running Iron Loop in Kingman.
We will always love and miss you, George.