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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jim Davis

Thank you Jim Davis for being a great friend over the years we have known each other.

First I want to say that my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Losing you is not only a great loss to us all, but the greatest loss I personally have had in my life. You will live forever in my heart and forever in every bar and weightlifting plate in California Strength. I looked up to you Jim, and I will continue to look up to you for as long as I live.

I will never forget what you taught me, the advice you gave me, and the great training sessions we had together. Every time I teach the superman pull I crack a smile with the image in my head of us arguing with one another over what the hell I was trying to teach you. You and I going back and forth about technique will always be a priceless memory that I will never forget. I will never forget your famous line that always brightened the mood, and that was the “well actually” line. You are forever famous for that one Jim, and we will all miss it dearly.

I hope someday I can even become half the man you are, it’s something that motivates me every day, and I thank you for that. Everything you touch turns to gold. You are rich in every way possible.
You are kind in more ways than one. At least once a week I would spit my coffee out from laughing so hard from the conversations we would have; the smile on my face is making my cheeks hurt as we speak. Every time you walked into the gym you would be followed by a certain energy that would spread to all of us. You were a powerful, in charge, strong, generous, humble, sweet, and awesome person. All the Washington Huskies gear you wore everyday made you a big purple ball of joy and happiness. Seeing Jim Davis made you want to do one thing and one thing only, and that was to give him a big bear hug.

Thank you Jim for your encouraging support before and after every one of my meets, you were always my biggest fan, and I was yours.
Thank you for the beautiful suit and tie you let me borrow on the night I took my wife to the ballet. I have to admit, even though we are friends, it was hard giving that suit back to you.
Thank you Jim Davis for being you, I love you, and I will never forget you.

In loving memory of Jim Davis 2000 and forever

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know him well but he was a really nice guy. I'm sorry for your loss, Jon.