Raymond Davis

Raymond Davis


Raymond Lee Davis, 83, long-time resident of Clinton passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Visitation is 12 noon Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Lakewood Funeral Home in Clinton. A memorial service will be at 2pm Saturday in Lakewood Chapel with interment to follow in Lakewood Memorial Park.

Mr. Davis was born in Virginia in 1930 to Henry R. Davis and Pearl Royal Davis. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After military service, he moved to Florida and started his own construction company. In 1969, he then moved to El Paso, TX for 2 years, followed by a move to Gadsden, AL for 11 years. He later moved to the Jackson, MS area where he owned Raymond Davis Construction. He provided more than 30 years of construction services to Baptist Medical Center and was still actively working until a couple of years ago.

Mr. Davis was a member of St. Richard's Catholic Church in Jackson. He is remembered by many as a dedicated, kind, honest, genuine, loving, generous person with an exceptional love for life, family and friends. He was always thinking of others before himself. He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Betsy Reardon and Virginia Holstein, his son in law Larry Clark, and his first wife, Gloria Odell Davis. He leaves behind his children and their spouses; Raymond F. Davis (Maggie) of El Paso, Texas, Dianne L. Burns (Eddie) of Virginia, Karen Davis Clark of Clinton, MS, Richard F. Davis (Scottie) of Boaz, AL, Nancy Bolyard of Hoover, AL, and Angie White (Todd) of Memphis, TN; nine grandchildren: Adam (Jennifer) Burns, Justin Davis, Jeremiah Davis, Samantha Davis (Keith), Katy Davis, Christopher Davis, Shane Lightsey, Julie White and David White; a brother: David Davis of Winston OR; two sisters: Betty Maxey of Farmville, VA, and Pearl Scarboro of Richardson, TX; and good friend and former wife Wilma Davis of Memphis, TN.


Published in Clarion Ledger on Dec. 5, 2013