Raymond Arthur Davis Jr. (1930 - 2018)

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Raymond Arthur Davis Jr.

February 9, 1930 -

August 24, 2018

Raymond Arthur Davis Jr., 88, a longtime resident of Eugene, Oregon, currently of Tigard, passed away on Friday evening, August 24, 2018 at his care center.

A Celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at The Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center; 527 E Main Street in Hillsboro OR.

Ray was born on February 9, 1930 in Hoquiam, WA. He was one of three children born to Raymond A. Sr. and Ethel L. (Smith) Davis. He was raised in Hoquiam and attended Hoquiam High School. He then attended University of Washington. Receiving a degree as a logging engineer.

He enlisted into the US Army in 1954 and served his country for one year having been honorably discharged in 1955 as a Specialist 3.

Ray met his future wife, Joyce Brown at a dance. They soon began dating and they married on December 12, 1954 in Hoquiam, WA. In 1960 they moved to Coquille, OR and then in 1963 they moved to Eugene, OR. They made their home here and raised two children: Norman and Corrine. In 2014 they moved to Hillsboro to be closer to their daughter. On January 8, 2017 Joyce passed away.

Ray worked for the Oregon State highway department. His official title was a bridge/materials inspector and this took him all over the State of Oregon. He retired in 1992.

Ray enjoyed woodworking, wine making and gardening in his rose garden and vegetable garden and many other hobbies. He liked to tinker and knew who to call if the job got too big. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. Ray was a very social person, he enjoyed gatherings with family and friends. Ray and Joyce enjoyed music and dancing and their social activities centered around this. He volunteered at, St Paul Catholic Church, as a maintenance manager. Ray and Joyce traveled all across the US with their RV, visited Europe and the Middle East. Ray's nick name was "Papa" to his grandchildren whom he loved very much.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Joyce; his parents, and a brother, Roger.

He is survived by his two children and their spouses: Norman and Jill Davis of Oakton, VA; Corrine and Chris Parks of Forest Grove OR; and his younger twin brother, and his wife, Ron and Sue Davis; sister-in-law, Donna Davis, and his four grandchildren: Emily, Karoline, Jeanna and Mario.

Services provided by Duyck & VanDeHey Funeral Home 503-357-8749. Online obit at dvfuneralhome.com.

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Duyck & VanDeHey Funeral Home - Forest Grove
9456 NW Roy Rd.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Sept. 3, 2018
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