Raymond L. Davis Sr., 85, of Martins Ferry, died Friday, January 8, 2021 at his home.

He was born November 7, 1935 in Tyler County, WV, a son of the late William N. Sr. and Tillie M. (Dawson) Davis.

He was retired from Local 809 laborers union, and U.S. Security Wheeling, a veteran in the U.S. Navy in Korea, a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church Pleasant Grove, and a member of the VFW 4811 Yorkville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Eva “Darlene” (Kidd) Davis, in 2019; his siblings, William Davis Jr., Charles Davis, Kenneth H. Davis, William Eugene Davis, Wilma Senatore, and Lillie Moffitt; also several nieces and nephews.

Ray is survived by his children, Raymond L. Davis Jr. of Glen Robbins, Jack R. (Missy) Schrader of Tiltonsville, Michael (Haley) Schrader of Dillonvale, Susan (Jeff) Cantrell of VA, Tammy (Jeff) Morris-Schrader of Rayland, Malissa (Bob) Keown of Martins Ferry, and Dawn (Herbie) Neihouse of Orrville, OH; his siblings, Dewayne (Geneva) Davis of Glen Robbins, Betty Meeker of Tiltonsville, and Sandra Dolfi of Adena; 22 grandchildren; and 25 great- and several great- great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, with Pastor Dan Nelson officiating. Interment in Olive Branch Cemetery, Harrisville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys, 52171 National Road, St. Clairsville, Ohio 53950.