Ralph Rowland Davis
Sep 23, 2013
Ralph Rowland Davis
Sept. 23, 2013
Ralph Rowland Davis, 80, of Englewood, died on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at his residence.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Englewood and a member of the Gospelaires Quartet. He retired from the U.S. Post Office as a postmaster.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on the USS Eldorado.
He was a son of the late Robert and Vesta Davis.
He was preceded in death by one son, Rickey Wilson; parents, listed above; two brothers-in-law, Rutherford Davis and Howard Lovingood; and niece, Jane Phemister.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Davis of Englewood; children and spouses, Carol Davis and Larry Buckner of Cookeville, Randy Davis of Athens, Beth and David Truelove of Englewood, and J.J. Murrey of Athens; grandchildren and spouses, Shelly and Keith Hembree, Ashley and David Sims, Zachary and Bethany Buckner, Kyle Buckner, Cody Biggam, Morgan Biggam, Jessie Truelove and Abbie Truelove; great-grandchildren, Kayla Miller, Kayli Hembree, Bella Buckner, Bessie Buckner, Betty Buckner, Anna Kate Sims, Raylen Hembree and Zayne Buckner; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold Davis of Athens, Boyd and Wilma Davis of Englewood, Glen and Linda Davis of Cleveland, Jimmy and Bobbie Davis of Cookeville, Tommy and Gayle Davis of Athens, and Gene and Nancy Davis of Athens; sisters and brothers-in-law, Juanita Davis-Lovingood of Englewood, Margaret and Joe Pardue of Cleveland, Betty and Pat Torbett of Englewood, Ruth and Sherman Patterson of Knoxville, and Trula and Ray Patterson of Athens; and sisters-in-law, Betty Mayfield of Etowah, Bobbie Mayfield of Maryville, Dean Pickens of Athens, and Elizabeth Mayfield of Chattanooga.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at First Baptist Church of Englewood with Pastor Russ Maples officiating.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church prior to the service.
Family and friends will assemble at McMinn Memory Gardens Thursday, Sept. 26, for the 11 a.m. committal service with military honors.
Brothers will serve as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kenny Dixon, Kendall Armstrong, Gene Carter, Jerome Reid, Doyle Barnett and David Crabtree.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Englewood Youth, P.O. Box 185, Englewood, TN 37329.
If you are unable to attend, you may sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com
Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.