Steven W. Davis Jr.

Mar 05, 2018
Steven Davis Jr.

Waldoboro — Steven W. "Bub" Davis Jr., 35, died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018.

Born in Rockport Feb. 14, 1983, he was the son of Steven W. Sr. and Betty Myers Davis. Growing up in Warren, Bub was educated in Warren schools and was a 2002 graduate of Medomak Valley High School.

His mischievous prankster personality gave him the label of class clown, but somewhat interfered with scholastic advancement. Upon his senior year, he found himself 11 credits short of the 22 necessary for graduation. His parents, recognizing the difficult position Bub was in, and realizing his passion for motorcycles, created the ultimate goal of purchasing a Harley and telling Bub it would be his if he graduated. Although it took him extra work, which included not only his regular school hours, but also alternative education, work-study credit and construction of a special school project, he proudly achieved his extra 11 credits and graduated.

Riding that motorcycle was something Bub loved to do. Often, while passing cars, he would fake the motion of peddling a bike, causing that motorist he was passing to either look in wonderment, or laugh in recognition of his act. Along with his love of his motorcycles, he loved classic cars, trucks and anything with a loud, powerful motor to get his heart thumping. He leaves behind a ’64 Chevy that his family hopes to restore for his daughter when she’s old enough to love it as well.

Bub was always known as a hard worker, a trait passed down not only by his parents but also from his first job at an early age on The Farm in Union. Since the age of 18, he had worked at Rockland Marine Corp. as a metal fabricator / welder, alongside his father.

His sister gave him his nickname, "Bub," when he was very young. There were very few that would call him by his real name. His other nicknames through the years have been "Sparky," "Punky," "Ham" or "Tease.". He particularly enjoyed teasing his sister all through their younger years. Teasing his nieces was always great fun for him as well. He enjoyed the memories and time spent with them. He became an uncle at the age of 15. He would give his last dollar and drop anything he was doing to help anyone in need.

More than anything, Bub very much loved and was devoted to his daughter, Jenna. He was concerned with anything and everything she did. He wanted the world for her and she was the greatest gift of all to him. He recently told a story of their games, and that he just could not beat her at Crazy 8’s.

He also loved his music, camping, fires and any other fun atmosphere where he could joke and just be himself. His laugh and smile will be greatly missed. All he wanted was to be a simple kind of man.

Other than his parents of Rockland, Bub is survived by his daughter, Jenna May Davis, and her mother, his former wife, Melody M. Davis of Washington; his sister, Jessica Wagner, and her husband, Chuck, of Warren; a former neighbor with whom he grew up and considered as a brother, Chris Baldwin of Texas; two nieces, Casey and Anna Wagner; many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members, as well as many friends.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit from5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, with a celebration of life following at his parents' house, 150 Holmes St., Rockland, for close family and friends. Bub’s family suggests that anyone considering a memorial offering make a donation to the Jenna May Trust Fund, c/o TD Bank, 34 School St., Rockland, ME 04841.

To share a memory or story with Bub’s family, visit their online Book of Memories at

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