The towering mass of fearlessness known to some as Davis, others as Mar, and to others still as Standing Bull, has fulfilled his duty in this life. Davis Ivan Kumar McGurn was called to his next assignment on the early evening of Thursday, June 1st, 2017, in South Carolina. Davis will truly be missed by those still in the active service of living.
Born in Chester, PA and raised in West Chester PA, it truly took a village to raise Davis. He was lovingly raised by his parents Mrs. Ava Cruz-Marshall, Mr. Kimberly Hurd, and by his Grandmother Thelma M. Majors who preceded him in death. Davis graduated from Henderson High School, where he was heavily involved in athletics, specifically football and wrestling. Upon graduation, Davis enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he received the Global War on Terrorism Medal for his service.
Davis was a son, brother, cousin, friend and most importantly a father to two brilliant little boys, Aiden and Carter McGurn. If you knew him, then you know he was the consummate defender of justice for those unable to defend themselves. He was the superhero type who could eat his body weight in well-cooked meats, could out drink an 8-foot giant, and true to his service in the U.S. Navy, could out cuss a sailor. However, for all of these fine qualities, finer still, he could light up a room with his smile, he could squeeze the air out of your lungs with a bear hug, and he would stand by you in any endeavor until the end.
Those left to carry on Davis’ memory include his sons Davis Aiden McGurn and Carter McGurn; Siblings: Tashaa Harris, Jolange Sealey, Yayah McGurn, Saliym McGurn, Steven McGurn (Predeceased), Kimberly Hurd, Chelsey Hurd, Kiana Naylor, and Kenneth Williams; parents: Mr. Kimberly Hurd, Mrs. Ava Cruz-Marshall & Mr. Robert Marshall; mother of his children, Kim Houtz; aunts: Robin Hurd-Graham, Cheryl Hurd, Connie Williams, Jackie Majors; uncles: Alvan Majors, Victor Majors Sr., Wes Majors, Saliym Waller; cousins: John Graham, Sana Graham, John Graham III, Marian Graham, Victor Majors Jr., Kelly Majors, Garret Majors, Bryan Majors, Eric Majors, and a host of extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking those who wish to honor Davis, to do so with a contribution to his memorial fund. The family appreciates your support in this difficult time of transition and is thankful for the outpouring of positive energy and love.