Wayne Reese Davis of Milford, arborist, owner of Davis Tree Service, teacher at Jackie Robinson High School of New Haven and Great Oak School in Oxford, died June 17, after a courageous fight with cancer.

Born in New Haven on April, 25, 1944, son of the late Donald “Deac” and Gaye Davis.

Survivors include his daughter, Tracy Davis “Dave” Cassalia of Monroe, brothers, Jeffery (Jane) Davis of Clinton, Donald Davis of South Newfane, Vt., grandson, Michael (fiancée Kylee Murphy) Uberti and great-grandson, Davis Uberti of New Ashford, Mass., girlfriend, Barbara Wilson of Milford, nephew, Jeffery (Sarah) Davis, his children, Turner and Hayden of Westbrook, and several cousins and friends.

A life celebration will be held on Monday June 26, at 11 a.m., in First United Church of Christ, 34 W Main Street, Milford. Please dress cheerful and Wayne has asked that everyone pay it forward and live life to the fullest.

Memorial contributions: CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405.