Raymond C. Davis Sr.

Published 1:34 pm Monday, April 3, 2023

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COURTLAND – Raymond Clyde Davis Sr., 90, departed this life on April 1, 2023 with his beloved family by his side. He was born July 31, 1932 to the late Susie Miles and Elisha Davis. He was also predeceased by many beloved brothers and sisters. Raymond also missed his precious pet, Happy Cat.

Raymond C. Davis Sr.

Raymond was born and raised in Branchville on Davis Lane and graduated from Boykins High School. In 1957, he moved to Courtland and bought his first farm and began raising his family. He was a member of Courtland Baptist Church.

Raymond was a self-made man who was the owner, founder and president of Davis and Sons Inc. One of his favorite hobbies was managing bands with his sons. Also, he and Peggy loved traveling to Atlantic City to play Black Jack.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 50 years, Peggy Lowe Davis; sons, Raymond Clyde Davis Jr. and wife, Debbie, Jeff Davis and wife, Lou Anne; daughters Ginnie Carr and husband, Merrell, Garnet Gilmore and husband, Gary, Velvet White and husband, Jim and Melissa Rose and husband, Jerry, six grandchildren, Patricia Davis (Mary Ann), Elizabeth McCoy (Adam), Sarah Vaughan (Bret), Sonny Davis (Marisa), Adam Gilmore and Amber Rae Alcaraz and five great-grandchildren, Jackson Railey, Lillian Davis, Staton Davis, Brylie Vaughan and Maisy Davis.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held at Wright Funeral Home on Thursday, April 6 at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Courtland. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 5 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Donations can be made to Courtland Volunteer Fire Department or Courtland Volunteer Rescue Squad in his memory. The family wishes to thank the caring competent staff at East Pavilion for their care and concern.