Lawrence (L.D.) Davis, 84 passed away on May 27, 2016. He was born September 6, 1931. Mr. Davis was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. In 1953 he married Eleanor Fischer, and to that union Dawn Davis was born. The couple later divorced. In 1969 he married Marilyn Gunter, and from that union Larry and Mark Davis were born. Mr. Davis was owner and operator of L.D. Drilling, Inc., Davis Petroleum and AW Industries, along with a variety of business partners and business. Mr. Davis was a “legend” in the Kansas oil and gas industry.  Mr. Davis was a long time investor with Russell Oil, Inc. in many drilling ventures throughout Kansas. Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Davis and the entire Davis family.   Mr. Davis’ kindness, generosity and smile will be missed.