Faithful man of God and longtime Grove Oklahoma resident Ralph E Davis
journeyed home to Heaven on Friday, March 5
th, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Born in Chelsea Oklahoma, Ralph
grew up in the Chelsea/Alluwe area, married Donna Jean (Boley) Davis February
18, 1960 and was an oil field worker for Phillip Milam Oil Company. After
moving the family to Kansas City, Kansas, Ralph went to work for the Ford
Motor Company retiring after thirty two and a half years of service.
Ralph was a long standing member and leader in the Nazarene church after
being saved at the church in Kansas City. God used him in a variety of
areas as he drove a bus, led Sunday school classes, was the youth leader,
and coached the basketball team. Ralph encouraged other men in Christ
as he led the men’s prayer breakfasts in Kansas City and also at
Grove Nazarene after his retirement.
At Grove he taught the adult Sunday school class for 20 years and was also
a board member. Willing to serve, he helped complete construction on the
church and mowed the lawn. Outside of church, Ralph was dedicated to helping
friends and neighbors by mowing lawns or transporting them to various
appointments. Ralph love to immerse himself in God’s word and could
often be found studying his Bible. Avid fishermen, hunter, and golfer
he enjoyed being outdoors.
Ralph was preceded in death by twin infant sons, Dwight Avery and Dwayne
Anthony, daughter Janet Elaine, parents Harold and Irene (Burchett) Davis,
sister Melva (Davis) Davis, and bothers Joe and Leroy Davis.
Ralph is survived by his spouse, Donna Davis of the home, sister, Wanda
(Davis) Payton of Pryor Oklahoma, sons Stephen and wife Carol of Dewey,
Oklahoma and Michael and wife Jamie of Orlando, Florida. Grand children
include Klynn, Geoffrey, Kelsey, and Lottie Davis, Amber (Davis) Hailings
and one great-grandchild Emberlynn Whitman.
Memorial service to be held, 1pm, Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Faith Church
of Grove 63401 E 290 Road on Highway 10 on the East side of Grove.