Mark Edward Davis, 60, of Boca Raton, passed away at home on February 10, 2023. Born June 14, 1962, in Saginaw, Michigan.
While attending high school, Mark enjoyed playing baseball and was an exceptional player. Upon graduating from high school in 1980, Mark joined the Air Force as a police officer where he served his country both at home and abroad. After an honorable discharge, he joined the Broward County Sheriff’s office 1987. He began his career in road patrol in unincorporated Hollywood, District 1. He was responsible for making many arrests and was chosen to be part of the narcotics team. He began his SWAT career in 1989 where he served as a crucial member of the team for over a decade. He was then chosen to be a detective in BSO’s elite Strategic Investigations Department where he conducted extensive investigations into illegal gang activity, narcotics smuggling and Organized crime activities. Due to his stellar investigative work that resulted in countless felony arrests and removing narcotics and guns off our streets, he was named Detective of the Year. He continued his 32-year career until he retired in 2019. Mark also had a passion for working out and body building, and competed in and won many competitions. If you worked out with Mark, you knew that if you didn’t use the bucket, you didn’t work out hard enough. Mark always made a friend no matter where he went.
After retiring, Mark developed a passion for freshwater fishing. He had a weekly daily routine of getting up early, fishing for a few hours and never missing a day. After fishing, he would head home and stop by “The love of his life’s” office for a quick hug and kiss before heading home for a nap. Mark and his fishing buddies, Eric and Dave would travel off to their favorite spot, The Holey Lands, on the weekends to see what they could catch. There was no shortage of selfies to show off the catch of the day. One of Mark’s favorite memories were spending time in the Keys with his oldest son Joey, snorkeling, laughing, singing, and just spending time together. Mark made it very clear he wanted to be put to rest at the very reef he snorkeled at with Joey.
Last year Mark decided to go back to work and decided on a job at Delaire Country Club in Delray working with the golf staff. He was loved by everyone at the club and will be truly missed by the staff and members. No matter what Mark did in life, he put his heart and soul into it. This is also shown through his love of sports, as he was a diehard Red Sox and Patriots fan and was loyal to these teams.
Mark Loved his sunglasses and had quite a collection . He liked to match everything and I mean everything and had no problem showing you. He would often be heard saying "dressed by Kim" and I would reply "worn by mark".
Those that have had the privilege to know Mark’s kind, loving, generous, sensitive, humble, spiritual heart have been blessed. He was a badass at whatever he chose to do. He would often say “God brings people into your life for a reason” and he truly believed that. I am so grateful that God brought Mark into my life and showed me what true love was. If you are lucky enough to love someone, be sure to love all of them, no matter what.
Mark is survived and will be lovingly remembered forever by Kim (his girlfriend of 11 years), his father Clark (Saginaw, Michigan), predeceased by his mother Mary Jane (Clapp), his younger brother Matthew and sister-in-law Kim (Cairo, Ohio). Mark was the proud father to 3 children, his oldest son Joseph Samuel (Jacksonville, Florida), Justin, and Joshua. Also survived by his previous wife, Tia Esposito (Jacksonville, Florida), mother of Joseph Samuel and remembered fondly by his many cousins and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 25 at 11:00 am at Gary Panoch Funeral Home & Cremations, 6140 N. Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, Fl. A Celebration of Mark’s life will be held at a later date.
Professional arrangements by:
Gary Panoch Funeral Home
6140 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33487
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