Lee Huling Davis was born in San Diego, CA June 21st, 1951. He was the 3rd of 5 children born to the late Carl Maurice and Juanita Lee Davis.
He attended Logan Elementary School and Memorial Junior High School where at an early age he excelled in athletics. He later went on to attend San Diego High School where he was a star running back on the football team that won the 1969 city championship. In 1970 he would graduate from San Diego High School. He would then go on to continue his academic and athletic pursuits at San Diego Mesa College before heading off to Texas to attend the University of Texas El Paso on football scholarship. A year later, Lee would return to his California roots to attend the University of San Diego as a Torero.
Upon his return to San Diego, Lee would meet and marry Julie Rucker, a union that would last several years and would produce two beautiful loving children; Lee Davis, Jr. and Hollie Allen. Lee Sr. would settle in on family-life and put to the challenge many professional and career endeavors along the way. He’d start out as an assistant to the head chef at the prestigious University Club. He’d try his hand in the plumbing trade as an apprentice for some time. He became a trained printing press operator at Vanier Graphics for awhile.
None of these excursions seem to fit his persona. By the early eighties, Lee would rediscover his passion for sport and competition. He would enter the world of professional boxing as a trainer alongside lifelong friends and confidantes Michael Love and Billy Moore. Lee would be an integral member of the team that would coach heavyweight contender, Tony Tubbs to a WBA Heavyweight Championship over Greg Page in 1985 and the 1989 challenge to the, then Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the the world Mike Tyson in Tokyo, Japan. He reveled in it’s mystique.
While Lee had grown up in the church, it was in 1995 that he would receive Christ and come into fellowship at Bethel Baptist Church. Lee would soon marry his long-time partner and love of his life, Angela Joy Marks. On December 1st, 1996 the two would join in holy matrimony. Together, they would rear a child, Angela Miller, whom they had raised from infancy; and cared for his developmentally challenged younger sister Lauren.
Lee had traveled the world and embarked upon life's grand adventure. He could fashion himself a connoisseur of the finer things, an arbiter of good taste, a discerning judge of style, perhaps. Yet, his manner and disposition of conviviality made him a man of many friends.
On January 28th, the Lord called Lee Huling Davis home. It is finished. He is preceded by his parents Carl and Juanita Lee Davis, his maternal grandparents Earl and Annie Cunningham Lee, his paternal grandparents Jake and Helen Huling Davis. He leaves to mourn a son Lee Davis Jr. and his wife Chandra Davis; a daughter Hollie Davis Allen and her husband John Allen; a daughter Angela Miller; siblings Carla Ann Dill and her husband Donald Dill of Surprise, AZ, Dale Keith Davis of San Diego, CA, Carl Drake Davis, of San Diego, CA, and Lauren April Davis, of San Diego; 8 grandchildren; several cousins; many nieces and nephews; and more friends than can be counted and more love than can be measured.