Oklahoma City firefighter with strong family ties within department dies from COVID-19
Maj. Andy Davis was the son of ret. Capt. Johnny Davis, brother of Deputy Chief Tony Davis and Maj. Scott Davis, and uncle of Cpl. A.J. Davis
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Maj. Andy Davis with the Oklahoma City Fire Department died on Christmas Eve after a battle with COVID-19.
Davis, a 20-year veteran with OKCFD, was with Fire Station 10-C near downtown.
Davis was part of large extended family within the fire department. He was the son of retired Capt. Johnny Davis, brother of Deputy Chief Tony Davis and Maj. Scott Davis and uncle of Cpl. A.J. Davis.
"Like his brothers, nephew and father, Andy loved the job and serving the residents of Oklahoma City," Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson said. "His jovial approach to life endeared him to all who knew him, and his work ethic was an example of excellence."
Davis leaves behind his wife, Lisa, and their four children, McKenzie, Gracie, Gabe and Beau.
Oklahoma City mayor David Holt posted his condolences on social media on Thursday, saying Davis was the first city employee to die from the virus.
" Maj. Davis comes from a firefighter family and served our city for two decades," Holt said. "The people of Oklahoma City send our deepest condolences to his wife, four children, and all those who loved him."
Today, @OKCFD Major Andy Davis passed away from COVID-19, the first @cityofokc employee we have lost to the virus. Major Davis comes from a firefighter family & served our city for two decades. The people of Oklahoma City send our deepest condolences to his wife & four children. pic.twitter.com/v5str9BUPg— Mayor David Holt (@davidfholt) December 25, 2020
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