Kirk Davis, 68, died while windsurfing near his home in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii on June 9, 2021.
Kirk was the son of the late Warren and Barbara Davis and grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, graduating from Concord-Carlisle High School in 1970. Always popular, Kirk served as the vice president of his class and was a varsity athlete on the soccer, golf and ski teams.
Eschewing traditional schooling, Kirk made his way through life acquiring skills, mostly self-taught and motivated, enhanced by persistence and innate ability.
Following his marriage to Sybil Tharpe in 1980, they lived many years in Rockland and Cushing, Maine, then Aiken, South Carolina, and most recently on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Throughout their marriage, Kirk and Sybil participated, often competitively, in a long string of activities including golf, racquetball, windsurfing, sailing, biking, skiing, kayaking, and animal farming.
Professionally, Kirk worked many winters as a ski instructor at both Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, and Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. He also became a master carpenter and craftsman, eventually operating his own business building and installing cabinetry. Wherever he landed and whatever he did, Kirk was always surrounded by friends. His observations of people became fodder for his endless humor. Anyone who knew him would have a hard time remembering a visit that did not include some raucous laughing.
Kirk leaves his wife Sybil Davis, DVM, of Kihei, Hawaii; a brother, Frederick Davis of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and nephews Robert Davis and Jefferson Davis.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m on July 23 at the Rockland Golf Club, 606 Old County Road, Rockland. All are welcome.