Marco Antonio Davila was born September 8, 1970, to Francisca Davila and the late Roberto Davila. He married his childhood sweetheart, Denise, in 1995. They shared over 30 years together and were blessed with two children, Mariah C. Davila and Marc A. Davila.
Prior to working for the fire department, Marco worked for the Dallas County Juvenile Department as a juvenile probation officer at the Letot Center, working with runaway youths and their families. He continued this work for the next ten years, even after starting his career with the Dallas Fire Department in 1996. Marco became a driver engineer of Engine 15B in the heart of Oak Cliff, Texas, in 2014; he was about to complete his 20th year with the Dallas Fire Department.
Marco was a selfless man of God who loved spending time with his family and friends. He had a heart of gold and a charming and captivating personality that could make anyone laugh. His confidence and wittiness would light up any room and have him making friends in no time. Marco would give you the shirt off his back in a second and always made time to give to those less fortunate. He was truly a special person!
Marco loved having a good time and celebrating life! He loved taking his family on vacations and spending priceless family moments on the Mexico beaches. There was no doubt that Marco was proud of his Mexican heritage. He often said that he was “brown and proud.” When Marco wasn’t working, you could often find him at the gym or catching up on his countless TV shows. He loved watching movies, both at home and the theater.
Marco loved and put Christ above all. Second to that came his family. He was an exceptional and loving husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend. Marco loved his job and looked forward to going to the station every work shift.
He is deeply missed by his wife, Denise Davila; his daughter; Mariah Davila; his son; Marc Davila; his granddaughter, Avery Davila; his mother, Francisca Castro; his stepfather, Ramiro Castro; his brothers, Robert, Eduardo, and Guillermo Davila; his sister; Lorena Davila; and numerous extended family members, friends, and co-workers.
Despite his untimely passing, Marco brought joy and laughter to all those that surrounded him and left behind a beautiful legacy. His kind nature, wisdom, and the lessons he passed down to his children will continue to keep his memory alive.