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[*] posted on 1-9-2022 at 09:31 AM
sad news - RIP Davis


Davis Cheek passed away just after Christmas. JIBE attendees will know Davis from the t-shirts he provided for the event as well as his friendship, sense of humor and always a good story.. He'll be sadly missed and remembered by all his JIBE family

his wife's post is copied in the next message below




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[*] posted on 1-9-2022 at 09:33 AM


This is Betty Jo posting this.
Some of you may already know.
Davis passed away December 27, 2021 from complications of Covid.
He was a loving husband and father. He was proud of his daughter. He kept his faith in God through many trials.
Davis was filled with wanderlust. He greatly enjoyed his many years on the road from traveling the fair circuit with his unique sideshows and games to volunteering with airshows and kite buggy events.
He stood by my side at our T shirt Shoppe for 40 plus years. I will miss him dearly.
He was a Vietnam vet that loved his country. Army. Air traffic control.
He summed up his own life like this
What a life I lived. I enjoyed it all.




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Peter Lynn Arcs: Charger2 22.5 +18 + 15 + 6.5, Charger I 6, Scorpion 16 + 10, Phantom II 12 + 9, Orig Phantom 9 + 6, Synergy 10 + 8, F 1200, S 840
Ocean Rodeo: Flite 17 + 12, Rise 13 + 10 + 7, Razor 9 + 6
Foils: PL Leopards and Lynx, Airea Raptors, some PL Reactor IIs + IIIs, Libre Spirits, Cross Kite Sonics, Ozone Flow
Peter Lynn Kite Cat for cruising the lakes
buggies: PL XR+, Cameleon Pagona, custom bigfoot, PL Bigfoot, custom ice buggy
Boards: 2 custom directionals, O.R Surf series 6-3 and 5-11, Mako Duke, Mako Skinny, Mako 140 Wide, Mako 150 Wide, Mako King, Brunotti
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[*] posted on 1-9-2022 at 04:08 PM


Very sad to hear. Yes he was a good man. Enjoyed seeing everyone together...



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[*] posted on 1-9-2022 at 04:17 PM


Sad news indeed, Randy texted me to let me know. Thanks for sharing Mark.



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[*] posted on 1-9-2022 at 05:12 PM


Sorry to hear this as well. His t-shirt designs were always a highlight of our annual trip to Jekyll.



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[*] posted on 1-10-2022 at 06:56 AM


Had some great encounters and will remember him when I grab a shirt from JIBE. Seemed to be a gentleman in every sense of the word. Very sad...



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[*] posted on 1-10-2022 at 07:41 AM


Davis was is own man and gave us all what he was. I had long conversations about life and times sitting in the parking lot at JIBE waiting for the wind with him. I was glad to have called him friend. He is mssed.



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[*] posted on 1-13-2022 at 09:54 PM


I talked to him before thanksgiving. he was making plans to go to ivanpah around Christmas to buggy, he talked about his new ultralight airplane he ordered, his pirate motorhome and the pirate shirts for JIBE. and so much more, so full of life. He will be missed.



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