Eugene Earl McDavitt, 67, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born Sunday, January 24, 1943 in Edwards, Missouri, the son of George O. and Geneva M. (Bentch) McDavitt. He departed this life at 5:27 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at St. Luke's Hospital, Plaza in Kansas City.
On June 5, 1965, Eugene was united in marriage to Linda J. Tinoco in Kansas City, Missouri. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend.
Eugene was employed as a Sheet Metal Worker specializing in welding, and retired in 2003. He was a proud local #2 member.
He had a passion for the outdoors and he loved good food. As a hobby he enjoyed working with his cattle.
He was a devoted member of the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ; and though not feeling well, still attended church this past Sunday March 28, for the last time. His advice to all would be to "Keep going to church!" Eugene believed with all of his heart that Jesus was God's son.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years Linda McDavitt of the home; four sons Paul McDavitt, Jason McDavitt, and Christopher (and Kelli) McDavitt of Pleasant Hill, and Joseph McDavitt of Florida; three brothers Othello McDavitt and Kenneth McDavitt both of Independence, and Clayton McDavitt (and Joyce) of Pleasant Hill; one sister Tessie Henson of Independence; two granddaughters Amanda and Nicolette and an expected grandson.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the funeral home. Evangelist Jerry Dickenson officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Paul McDavitt, Joseph McDavitt, Jason McDavitt, Christopher McDavitt, Brian McDavitt, Jake Parris, Don Hedrick, and Sam Uselton. Honorary casket bearers were Paul Tinoco, Walter Tinoco, Mark Tinoco, Russell Tinoco, and Randy Easley.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association and may be sent in care of the funeral home.