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Brantley P. Davis

June 29, 1925 — January 21, 2024

Dr. Brantley P. Davis of Bellingham, Washington passed away on Jan. 21, 2024.

He was born in Kelso, Washington to Dr. Frank and Mary Davis on June 29, 1925. Brantley graduated from Kelso High School in 1943 and was drafted into the US Army shortly thereafter. He served in the 32nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized until February 1946. He landed on Omaha Beach and survived the Battle of the Bulge, earning a Purple Heart. Brantley was a radio electrician and was responsible for the critical operation of radios in his cavalry unit. He spent many hours in tanks as they traversed across Europe. He endured one of the coldest winters on record in the incredibly difficult days of WWII. His military career ended at Fort Lewis where his discharge papers were lost and he wasn't discharged until months later.

Brantley had a desire to follow his father into medicine and graduated from the University of Washington Medical School in 1953. His internship was at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon and his family practice residency was at Maynard Hospital in Seattle.

He married Frances Stirrett on June 26, 1954 and moved to Bellingham to start a practice in September 1955. He also worked as the medical director of the Whatcom Medical Bureau for many years and was the medical director at Intalco Aluminum Company, as well as Arco. He fully retired in 1993.

Brantley and his brother, Vince, were early real estate investors in the Fairhaven area of Bellingham. This area of Bellingham holds special memories for the family.

Our father enjoyed time spent with friends on the golf course, books and newspapers, salmon dinners and any meal that included pineapple. He also had a love of cars, especially his classic 1933 Auburn Cabriolet. He lived a full life.

Brantley is survived by his three children, Paula Misner (John) of Bellevue, Dr. Loren Davis (Dr. Jane Hon) of Bellingham and Bellevue, and Natalie Jones (daughters Maria and Holly) of Bellingham. His legacy will carry on as both of his granddaughters are in medical school. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, and his brother, Dr. Vincent Davis.

He will be laid to rest at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, Washington.
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