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Monday, October 24, 2016

Obituary - Ronald J. Davis

Ronald J. Davis
The graveside service for Ronnie will be held at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Taberville, MO (south off B Hwy.) on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Visitation will be held between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the First Christian Church in Appleton City, Missouri.

The family suggests any memorial donations be given to Mt. Zion Cemetery and may be left at Hill & Son Funeral Home or brought to the visitation or service.

The service will be under the direction of Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Missouri.

Ronald J. Davis was born on May 30, 1944 to Charles J and Mildred (Dorward) Davis in Appleton City, Missouri. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the age of 72. He died at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, following complications from open heart surgery.

After graduating high school at Appleton City in 1962, Ronnie was recruited into the military service spending two years with the United States Marine Corps and four years with the National Guard.

On May 5, 1975, he was united in marriage to Marla Kay Hinshaw at the Davis Ranch. They were blessed with four children.

Preceding his death, were his parents, Charles J. Davis and Mildred (Dorward) Davis Bitner. In addition to his wife, Marla Kay, left to honor and remember Ronnie are his four children: Jodie McNeley, husband John, and four children, Morgan, Myles, Logan and Lane; Jayson Davis, wife Shawnda and two children, Jared and Wyatt; Brandon Davis, wife Erin and two children, Brodie and Grant; and Jayme Belisle, husband Regin and three children, Brynn, Josie, and Sadie; and a sister, Mrs. Connie Oehring.

Ronnie will be remembered for his ability to do anything he set his mind to and the tough love he showed to those he held closest to his heart. He was a man of few words but we always knew where he stood. A true cowboy, who cherished his farm, freedom, and family.