JONESBORO — Ronald Lee Davis passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center.

Born March 19, 1937, to the late Julius and Marjorie Snodgrass Davis in Hagerstown, Ind., he was the eldest of three sons. Brothers, Jack Davis and Phil Davis preceded Ron in death.

Ronald graduated from Hagerstown High School, attended Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.

An educator by profession, he taught science and history for 38 years in Muncie, retiring in 1999.

During his teaching years, he was active in the teacher’s union and in school athletics.

Ron fathered Tim Davis of Franklin, Ind., Tom Davis of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Tamisa Davis Lush of Noblesville, Ind., and Kelli McGuffey of Springfield, Tenn.

He also was a grandfather to seven and had many relatives in the Hagerstown area.

He was residing with his life partner, companion and dearest friend, Velmar Richmond.

He was stepfather to Deryle Richmond of College Station, Texas, and Reche’ Drakeford of Pocahontas.

Ron was blessed to have many friends in Jonesboro with whom he discussed politics, dined and golfed.

He served 10 years in the Army Reserves where he graduated from officer candidate school in Fort Benning, Ga., in 1957. He retired in 1965 as a first lieutenant.

He also was a longtime member of the American Legion and served as a security guard for 10 years, employed by Securitas.

A memorial visitation to celebrate his life will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

All attendees must wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines.