Ray Davison, age 78, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Broadway Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Stephens and Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Ray was born on Oct. 10, 1933, in Fisher County, Texas to Travis Elbert and Opal (Rowell) Davison. He married Alseon Miller on March 31, 1956 in Sweetwater, Texas. He was a longtime member of Broadway Baptist Church serving as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was also a member of the
Gideons. He owned and operated Davison Sign Company for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Alseon Davison of Sweetwater, Texas; one daughter, Charlotte Stephenson of Lake Peekskill, New York; two sons, Mark Davison and wife Rosie of Denton, Texas and Terry Davison and wife Dolores of Sweetwater, Texas; three sisters, Jean Miller of Sweetwater, Texas, Peggy
Perez of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Joy Hobson and husband Gary of Jal, New Mexico; three brothers, Richard Davison, Bobby Davison and Loy Davison, all
of Sweetwater, Texas; three grandchildren, Dana Ray Stephenson, Trinety and Kayden Davison.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Travis Elbert and Opal Davison; and one brother, Clarence Davison.
Pallbearers will be Ervin Lehrmann, Clyde Wagner, James Baker, Lester Cavitt, Basil Staggs and Tony Palma.