03/06/12 — RONNIE E. DAVIS SR.

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Died March 3, 2012

KERNERSVILLE -- Ronnie Earl Davis Sr., 64, went home to be with his Lord as he was surrounded by his family March 3, 2012.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday March 6, 2012, at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home chapel, with bishop Keith Lee officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday March 8, 2012, at Fairview Cemetery in LaGrange.

A native of Kinston, Ronnie was the son of Helen Louise Tyndall and Joseph Hyrum Davis, and both survive.

He graduated from North Lenoir High School in 1966, and later attended Brigham Young University.

He worked for Southern Bell in Raleigh in 1968.

He then joined the United States Air Force the next year, and was stationed at Incerlik Air Base in Adana, Turkey. He later was transferred to Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, La., where he received the Award for Distinguished Assistance to the 2nd Bomb Wing.

After his discharge, he immediately returned to his position with Southern Bell in Goldsboro.

While in Goldsboro he attained his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Leo College.

In 1979, he was promoted, and was transferred to Greensboro, and later Winston-Salem, where he retired in 2003 after 33 years of service.

A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Ronnie loved spending time with his family. He taught his grandchildren to fish and how to paint on canvas.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Kernersville Ward.

He served as the scoutmaster of Troop 122, and loved to camp with the Scouts, see them grow in life and particularly seeing them advance to Eagle Scout.

Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Denise Hardy Davis of the home; daughters, Maria Davis Haymore and husband, Shane, of Newland and Michelle Davis Lewis and her husband, David, of Kernersville; son, Ronnie Earl Davis Jr. and his wife, Gaby, of Kernersville; grandchildren, Jacob Bradley Morphonios, Joseph Hyrum Morphonios, Sarah Ellen Morphonios, Rebekah Ava Haymore, Wesley Harrison Lewis and Madeline Jane Haymore; parents, Louise and Joseph Davis of Deep Run; brother, Charles Davis and his wife, Bonnie, of Utah; sisters, Wanda Davis Orr and her husband, Randy, and Peggy Davis Johnson all of Deep Run; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

The family will visit with friends immediately following the service Tuesday at the funeral home in Kernersville, and from 9:30 a.m. until time for the service Thursday at Rouse Funeral Home in LaGrange.

Friends and family may sign and view the guest book at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com.

Memorials are asked to be directed to Boy Scouts of America Troop 123, c/o Church of Jesus Christ, 5808 Kingsway Lane, Kernersville, N.C., 27284, or Kate B. Reynolds Hospice, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103.

Local arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home of LaGrange.


Published in Obituaries on March 6, 2012 1:49 PM