Public Memorial for Councilman Red Davis

Written by Neil Farrell

Neil has been a journalist covering the Estero Bay Area for over 27 years. He’s won numerous journalism awards in several different categories over his career.

August 12, 2021

About 300 people turned out Aug. 9 at Cloisters Park in Morro Bay to celebrate the life of the late-Councilman Robert “Red” Davis. In what was the largest public memorial since the 2011 death of fitness guru Jack LaLanne, members of the SLO Bike Club arrived on two wheels, to celebrate their fellow cyclist, Davis, mingling with the mourners from the City and community, wearing the cyclist’s uniform of florescent green and bright yellow nylon coats and special cycling shoes. The City recreation department put out hundreds of chairs and set up the memorial service. The color guard from Vandenberg Space Force Base was on hand to conduct military honors for Davis, an Air Force veteran who achieved the rank of senior master sergeant. Davis died July 24 and leaves behind his wife Gail, daughter Catherine and her husband Patrick, and two grandchildren, Caitlyn and Sara.

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