Ronald Davis
1934 - 2021

Ronald Davis

Sept. 15, 1934 - Mar. 16, 2021

HIGHLAND - Ronald Davis, 86, of Highland, IL, died Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at home with his family by his side.

Ron was born September 15, 1934 to Robert and Lorraine (nee Pierron) Davis, in Cicero, IL. On May 7, 1977, he married Rosalie Schnaare in Carbondale, IL.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Pierron, and a former member of the Knights of Columbus and VFW Post 5694.

Ron was a kind, gentle, caring man, who believed everyone had equal opportunity in this world. He volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, handed out food, and assisted at Church. In his youth, he was a good baseball player, and he always enjoyed watching sports on TV. He enjoyed reading, and was an avid Tennis player later in life, playing in a few tournaments; even winning trophies.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lorraine Davis.

Ronald is survived by his loving wife, Rosalie Davis, Highland, IL; children: Joseph Davis, Highland, IL, Christopher Davis, Highland, IL, Timothy (Mandie) Davis, DuQuoin, IL, Carmen (significant other, Calvin Hinton) Kohout, Sparta, IL; grandchildren: Caleb, Carson, Sophie, and Ella.

Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Church.

Visitation: Friday, March 19, 2021, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., at Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL.

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m., Immaculate Conception Church, Pierron, IL.

Clergy: Fr. Paul Bonk, Pastor.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Pierron, IL.

Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL.

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Published by The Southern Illinoisan on Mar. 19, 2021.
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Rose - I am so sorry for the loss of your Ron, my Ronnie D and the guy who friends with everyone he touched in life. I left Murphysboro in 1976 but Ron never left me and I am eternally grateful to the both of you for helping me out during the lowest point in my life. I was thrilled to see Jim Bdrezow comments and I would to echo Jim's thoughts that it was truly an honor to know Ron, to have him as a buddy, guide and mentor the early part of my life and yes, what a tennis partner and opponent. I'm don't think I've said this many times but I truly loved the guy and admired what he stood for as a man. Ron, take care and thank you for being around when I needed it. Lou Kropf Lakewood Ranch FL [email protected]
Lou Kropf
April 29, 2021
So sorry, Rosie. What a wonderful man. It was my honor to play so many wonderful matches of tennis with, Ron.
Jim Berezow
March 20, 2021