2009-04-16 / Obituaries

Ronald L. Davis

Harrisburg, 72

Ronald Lawrence Davis, 72, Harrisburg, died Sunday, April 5, 2009.

He was born October 22, 1936, in Mercersburg, the son of the late Florence Geneive Davis and the late David Alan Lane.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country faithfully with his honorable discharge on June 8, 1963. During his working career, he was a Harrisburg city police officer for 25 years, a construction worker for Laborer's Local #1180, from where he retired, and later became the manager of H&J's Place.

He united with the membership of Camp Curtin Memorial Mitchell United Methodist Church, Harrisburg. In the community he was a member of Ephraim Slaughter American Legion Post 733 for 20 years.

"Chuck," "Dr. Soul" or "Baby Cakes," as he was affectionately called by family and friends, was known for his impeccable flash and style, always dressed to impress; his love of Western novels, cars and playing the numbers; his ability to spin a tall tale; and his love for his Lincoln Continentals.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters: Dottie Spriggs, Patricia Moore and Linda Burke and brothers: Jackie, Terry and Williams Spriggs.

Surviving are his wife, Cornelia Bullett-Davis; their children: Tarita Davis Cross and her husband, John Cross Jr.; grandchildren: Vernice, Talyn and Tavon; great-grandchild Za- 'Niyah, all of Browns Mills, N.J.; and Gregory Davis, Harrisburg; his daughters: Debbie Jones, Mc- Connellsburg; Anita Darlene Ashe, Maureen Davis, Kimberly Davis, Tracey Sloan, and Penny Beechum, all of Harrisburg; Lisa Davis-Leake, Virginia; Pamela Brown, Georgia; Angelique Davis-Huerta, Hawaii; his sons: Timothy Davis, Cove Gap; Christopher Davis, Chambersburg; Demetrius Davis, Ronald "Frosty" Sutton and James D. Flemister, all of Harrisburg; his sisters: Janet Harris and Beverly Spriggs, both of McCon-nellsburg; Dorothy Austin, Kennesaw, Ga.; Marilyn Jackson, Harrisburg; his brothers: Allen Mosten and Dennis Spriggs, both of Harrisburg; Larry Spriggs, Mt. Union; and Donald Spriggs, Mc- Connellsburg; and numerous children, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and friends.

He was highly respected and well known by those young and old and will be greatly missed by family and friends and all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 10, at 10:00 a.m., at Camp Curtin Memorial Mitchell United Methodist Church, Harrisburg. Rev. Andrew Bradley and Rev. Diane L. Jefferson officiated. Burial was made in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa.

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