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408 Front Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740-373-1111
Fax: 740-373-1112
Ronald Davis

Ronnie William Davis

Wednesday, July 17th, 1946 - Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Ronnie William Davis, 72, of Marietta, Ohio, died Sunday, July 14, 2019. He was born on July 17, 1946 in Ashtabula, Ohio to George William and Virginia Dakota May Davis.

Ronnie was a 1965 graduate of Marietta High School. He served his country in the United States Navy, serving two tours in Vietnam from 1967-1969 as a Navy Seabee, serving many different roles and receiving numerous medals. Upon return, Ronnie as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for 25 years, retiring in 2000.

Ronnie was a life member of VFW Post 5108 and served at the local, district and state levels in the VFW. On November 1, 2018, he was one of the first 11 veterans to be inducted in the Washington County Veterans Hall of Fame. Ronnie was also a life member of VFW National Home for Children, American Legion Post 750, Life Member DAV Chapter 52, F&AM Harmar Lodge 390, AMVETS Post 1788, VFW District 5 Motorcycle Group, Military Order of the Cootie Pup Tent 86 and life member of the Marine Corps League Detachment #1436.

He is survived by his two children, Jeff Davis (Becky) and Doreen Davis; five grandchildren, Garrett, Jayna and Weston Davis, Diana Lightfritz and Alec Davis; great grandson, Benjamin; longtime companion, Wilda Horton; former wife, Florence Davis; sister in law, Doreen Grasley; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Samuel Davis; and sister, Diana Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019, with Mayor Joe Matthews officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery in Williamstown, with full military honors. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the National Home for Children, c/o VFW Post 5108, 319 Pike Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    Address
    408 Front Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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  • Funeral Services

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    Address
    408 Front Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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    Officiant
    Mayor Joe Matthews
  • Interment

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Riverview Cemetery
    Address
    Waverly Road
    Williamstown, WV 26187
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  • Reception

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
    Address
    319 Pike St.
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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    Following the Service and Burial

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robert smith

Posted at 10:04pm
Ronnie will surely be missed, in the years, that I have known Ronnie, he has taught me a lot, about the way things work, at the VFW # 5108. My condolences to his family, and wilda, who stuck by him, through thick, and thin, she is the BEST.

ROBERT SMITH
CHAIRMAN OF VFW # 5108 HOUSE COMMITTEE
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Your Comrades at VFW Post 6069, D-4 Ohio

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Posted at 07:11am
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Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-state Millitary Museum

Posted at 06:04am
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Ronnie William Davis, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
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US Navy Veteran, Ronnie William Davis, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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