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Lucian Wade McCollin

July 26, 1995 — November 11, 2018

Lucian Wade McCollin

(Jacob Wade Davis)

 

     Jacob was born July 26, 1995 at 11:55 A.M. at 8 lbs 12oz. to Joseph and Lori (Freeman) Davis in Beaver County Memorial Hospital. He was the youngest of six children, the center of attention, which he loved.

     He had a fantastic imagination, an endless curiosity and fascination for all living things, which was shared with all his brothers, but especially his sister. These characteristics contributed to his wonderfully unique personality and awesome sense of humor.

     Jacob attended Beaver Public School from kindergarten up until his graduation from Beaver High School in May 2015. He was accepted and started college that fall at U.S.A.O, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. He loved the Arts. Jacob was always enthusiastic about learning. He was very articulate and had the ability to show you the awe and beauty that he saw through his words and his artwork.

     Jacob never viewed anyone as a stranger, but as a potential friend. He was stubborn and persistent, but that was because he was so passionate.

     There at college he blossomed, he was never judgmental, always accepting and appreciative of the unique differences in people. He was adventurous, not afraid to step out of his comfort zone and be the first to try new things.

     He always gave you his full attention. He made you feel special and worthwhile. His greeting was so welcoming, arms wide open and a big smile on his sweet face.

     College is where he changed his name legally to Lucian Wade McCollin. That was his artist name he wanted.

     He was so proud of his “Big, awesome family”, all of his new friends were regaled with stories of all of us. He had an extra special place in his heart for his grandmother who showed him strength and courage beyond compare. She is a breast cancer survivor since 2008.

     Jacob was always sincere, if he called you his friend, you were considered family. He fought with depression, starting from being bullied at school to the heartbreaking loss of two of his nephews and his paternal grandmother to being one of the teenagers that found Betty McManaway that fateful day, June 2014. Sometimes it is the brightest funniest people who always try to help others, try to help them laugh and see the beautiful light that fight on going endless battles, trapped in the darkness.

     Jacob is preceded in death by his nephews, Malakye and Tyler; grandparents, Bill and Jeanie Davis and great grandmother, Velma Freeman.

     Jacob lost his final battle on the night of November 10, 2018 in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

     He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Lori Davis, Beaver, Oklahoma; brothers Luke Baker and family of St. George, Kansas, T.J. Davis and family, Chris Davis and family and Joshua Baker and family all of Beaver, Oklahoma; his sister, Amanda Pirrello and family of Del City, Oklahoma; grandparents Phil and Sherry Zordell of Hugoton, Kansas and a host of other relatives and friends.

     A reception will follow the services at the Beaver Dunes Sandhills in the Community Building at the fairgrounds, Beaver, Oklahoma.

 

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