He was born Oct. 25, 1930, in Parentown, Ohio, to the late Oscar and Effie Newman Davis. He was retired from Marting’s, and was a Korean War Army veteran and a member of First Church of God in New Boston.
Along with his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois Jane Frump Davis; a brother, Oscar Jr.; four sisters, Mary Alice Barlow, Christine Throckmorton, Barbara Kay Davis and Betty Ann Davis; a granddaughter, Amy Frazier.
Robert is survived by his wife, Dorothy Stiles Davis, who he married on April 27, 1991; a son, Ronnie (Cathy) Davis of McDermott; a daughter, Linda (Larry) Fritz of Lucasville; two sisters, Margie Evans of McDermott and Charlene Ramsey of northern Ohio; three grandchildren, Amy (Mike) Biggs, Nathan Davis and Christopher (Ragina) Fritz; two great-granddaughters, Brooklyn and Kalyn Biggs; four nieces he raised, Garnet (Joe) Nelson, Paula Lawless, Barb Lewis and Betty Lawless; one stepson, Larry (Brenda) Stiles of Bath, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Marsha (Don) Venturino of Lucasville and Lori (Ray) Frazier of Lewis Center, Ohio; three stepgrandsons and five stepgranddaughters along with three stepgreat- granddaughters, Bailee, Rylie and Kirsten.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at the First Church of God in New Boston, with Acy Gibson officiating, and interment in Odle Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from noon until the funeral hour. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth.
Condolences may be sent to www.rogerwdavisfuneralhome.com.