Roy Eugene Davis

Roy Eugene Davis, 94 years old, of Nelsonville, passed away April 4, 2022, at his residence.

He was born October 3, 1927, in Nelsonville, Ohio to Roy and Annabelle Dewhurst Davis. Roy was a 1945 graduate of Nelsonville High School, he then attended Ohio University before deciding to join the US Army. Roy was a past owner of S. Davis Grocery and was a partner of R & R Rentals, both of Nelsonville. He served as President of the Athens County Savings and Loan and also on the Nelsonville Parade of the Hills committee. Additionally, he was a 72 year member of the Masonic Lodge. Roy attended Nelsonville Wesleyan Church and served as the Vice President of the Men’s Sunday School class. In 2016, Roy was awarded the York Township Nelsonville Community Member of the Year Award for his various contributions to the Nelsonville Community, including his donation of space to the Nelsonville Food pantry.

Roy is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Patton Davis; children, Stefan Davis (Indianapolis, IN), Joyce (Jim) Bladel (Prescott, AZ), Jennifer (Mark) Lowe (Athens), and Roy (Sarah) Davis II (Nelsonville); grandchildren, Kaitlyn Weinkauf, Jordan Jones, Lyndsie (Jordan) Wharton, Chelsea (Joshua) Holley, Taylor Davis, Mackenzie Lowe, Casey Davis, and Emily Davis; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Holley, Eli and Coleson Wharton; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Becky Figgins (Logan) and Jim and Brenda Ballinger (Nelsonville); and nephews and nieces, Steve, Jeff and Jim Figgins, Roger and Donald Davis, Brandi Blair and many others.

He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph “Chub” and Ellen Davis and brother-in-law, Keith “Pooch” Figgins.

Funeral services were held Thursday April 7, 2022, at 11 am at the Warren-Brown Funeral Home in Nelsonville, Ohio, with Rev. Mike Thomas officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville, Ohio.

Calling hours were Wednesday, 4-7 pm, at the funeral home. A Masonic service was held at 7 pm, Wednesday, at the funeral home.

If you wish to make a donation in Roy’s memory, the family suggests donations to the Nelsonville High School Scholarship fund, or to the Wesleyan Church Food Pantry.