Carl Houston Davis, 74, of Orofino, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband and friend, passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side on Sept. 2, 2021.
Carl was born in Jackson, Tenn., on Sept. 26, 1946, to Georgia and Carls Davis. Carl joined the United States Navy when he was 18-years-old and served three years during the Vietnam War.
On June 5, 1967, Carl married the love of his life, Brenda Winder. They had three children. They began their life together in Florida, later moving to Missouri and then Tennessee.
While in Tennessee, Carl attended the Tennessee Correction Academy and worked for the Tennessee Department of Corrections.
In 1986, they moved their family to the beautiful state of Idaho, where Carl continued his career as a Correctional Officer for the State of Idaho. He was the Captain of the Special Operations Response Team and was an advanced field training officer.
Carl was very passionate about giving people the help they needed to get a second chance in life. He implemented programs to teach life skills and rehabilitate inmates. But he may have been better remembered for his Cousin Calvin shenanigans; which entertained staff and inmates.
He retired from IDOC as a highly respected Lieutenant and a leader of the Therapeutic Community Program. He enjoyed spending his retirement fishing and traveling.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Margaret and Bethel; brothers, Rogers and Steve; and granddaughter, Carolina Davis.
Carl is survived by his wife, Brenda Davis; daughter, Cheryl Davis, and her husband Todd Carsen; his son, Chad Davis, his wife Becky Neal; his son Mike Davis and his wife April Guyer; his sister, Adele Powers; his grandchildren, Aaron Carr, Donavon Vincent, Lars Nelson, and his wife Tara, Tanisha Earl, and her husband Bandy Earl, Billie Mae York and Brenda Davis. His great grandchildren; Leana and Shaw York, Rhett and Landry Carr, Radley Nelson, and Karla and Lanely Earl.
A celebration of life will be held at Pink House Hole on Sept. 26 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is in care of arrangements.