Author Ray Davis

November 08, 2023

Author Ray Davis, 80, passed away November 2, 2023.  He was born August 5, 1943, in Marvell to John Allen and Lela Morgan Davis.

  Ray loved to garden and loved his grandkids very much.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Enola Davis; sons Jason and Ashley Davis; three brothers Benny, Bud, and Son; and sisters Shirley, Ernestine, and Sue.

  Ray is survived by his children Danielle Mannis (Steve), Randall Davis, Anita Powell (Lewis); seven grandchildren Haley Hendricks, Bailey Mannis, Justin Gibson, Kayla Hynum, Amie Davis, Briley Davis, and Kyra Davis; six great grandchildren Zac, Bella, Jase, Ellie, Brooklyn, and Grayson; and sister Barbara Fortenberry.

  A memorial service was November 5 at Essex Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central Arkansas Chapter of Alzheimer Association, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205.  Cremation arrangements by Essex Funeral Home.