Raymond A. “ Ray” Davis, 73, 612 S. Michigan St., a Plymouth resident since 1999, coming from Riverside, Calif., died, following an illness, at 8:36 a.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Dec. 21, 1928, Ray was the son of Arch R. and Lorena M. Joyce Davis. He attended Indianapolis schools, earning his G.E.D. while a member of the United States Marine Corp. Ray served his country as a Marine during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a member of the Plymouth V.F.W., #1162. On Feb. 25, 1951, in Barstow, Calif., Ray and Nancy A. O’Dell were married. After his retirement from the service, he was a cross-country truck driver and the owner/operator of the business. His family was his biggest love. An avid reader, he was also a gun collector. Ray is survived by Nancy, his wife of 51 years, and their son, Scott and his wife, An, and his father-in-law Leonard O’Dell, all of Plymouth. A granddaughter, Nicole Davis, Plymouth, and two grandsons, Raymond J. Davis, of Plymouth, and Joshua and Jamie Davis and their daughters, Hannah and Rose, all of San Diego, Calif., also survive. A daughter-in-law, Ruth B. Davis of Hemet, Calif., two nephews, Robert and Toni Tolbert, Plymouth, and Roland Jordan, Davenport, Iowa, and a niece, Janice Meredith, Plymouth, survive as well. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Josephine Jordan, and two sons, Arch and Timothy Davis. Friends may visit with Ray’s family from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2002, at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral service in the funeral home will follow visitation at 11 a.m. Pastor Paul Spasic, of the Plymouth Christ Fellowship of which Ray was a member, will officiate. Military graveside services by Engineer Company B, 6th Engineer Support Battalion of South Bend will take place at the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth, Ind. Memorial gifts may be made in Ray’s memory to the Disabled American Veterans.