Davis, Raymond "Gene"  1928-2019

SAVANNAH, Mo. - Raymond "Gene" Davis, 91, Savannah, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Gene was born on the family farm, 59 Highway, Savannah, the son of Lawrence and Gladys (White) Davis, March 24, 1928.

Zeke, as he was known to his high school friends, graduated from Savannah High School, class of 1946.

He was a farmer, often saying farming was the very best job. After retiring, he spent his winters in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife of 61 years, Nancy (Whitney) Davis.

Gene proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War, from 1955 to 1956, spending 16 months in Germany.

He married his wife, Nancy, Aug. 16, 1958.

Gene served on the FHA board and was president of the R3 Water District for 16 years, from the very beginning to its successful operation.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include: his wife, Nancy; sons, Whitney (Doris) and Douglas (Catherine); grandsons, Thadd (Courtney), Blair, Andy and Tyler Davis; great-grandchildren, Emma, Aubrey and Tripp Davis.

Farewell Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Interment: Savannah Cemetery.

The family will gather with friends 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Flowers are appreciated, and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family suggests they be made to: American Legion Post 287, or Andrew County Senior Center.

Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.