Ralph E. Davis, age 76, of Lewisville, Ohio passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio after a brief battle with lung cancer.
He was born November 27, 1946, in Lewisville, Ohio to John and Nellie (Fieber) Davis.
He graduated in 1964 from the former Skyvue School, Stafford, Ohio. He served 2 years in the U.S. Army, 18 months of which he served in Germany.
On May 25, 1968, he and Nadine (Long) Davis were united in marriage at the Orrville Baptist Church in Orrville, Ohio.
Ralph worked at the former Orrville Products in Orrville, Ohio; Watt Car & Wheel in Barnesville, Ohio; and retired from Ormet in Hannibal, Ohio in 2012. He was a proud member of the Monroe County Republican Party.
Ralph enjoyed farming, bluegrass music, and spending time with family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Norma Jean Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Nadine (Long) Davis, of 53 years and his children, Beverly (Bob) Piatt of Lewisville and Shawna (Don) Morton of Woodsfield. He was the proud Pap-Paw of Vince Palombi; Haley (Taylor) Harless; Devin, Parker, and Chloe Seymour; Gage, Jonah, Jaylyn, Carter, Willow, Penelope “Nellie” Morton, and baby Morton due in March 2023. He is survived by one great-granddaughter, London Harless.
He is survived by his siblings, Shirley (Jim) Saffle of Woodsfield, Janet Davis of Marietta, and Carl (Susan) Davis of Lewisville.
Family and friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home 37501 State Route 78, Woodsfield, Ohio on Sunday, December 18, 2022, from 2:00-6:00 P.M. where funeral services will be held Monday, December 19, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Joe Hise officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville, Ohio.
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