OBITUARY: Daniel Ray Davis Sr.

Daniel Ray Davis Sr., 61, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita.

He was born Aug. 4, 1957, at Grandfield, Okla., to James R. and Eva L, (Riley) Davis.

Formerly of Halstead, he was a resident of Peck for the last 10 years.

He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Wichita, and was always very active in his churches and community. He was a former trustee and taught children’s church at Halstead Baptist Church for 28 years. He was a Cubmaster for Cub Scouts, taught hunter safety, coached soccer and baseball and softball, as well as played softball himself until two years ago.

He also served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and Air National Guard.

He was a conductor for BNSF railway.

On April 4, 1980, he married Glenda J. Fields at Camp, Ark., she survives of the home.

Other survivors include son: Heath (Art Mendez) Weesner of Temecula, Calif., Danny (Aeneva) Davis Jr., Olathe, and Paul (Katie) Davis, Hoyt; daughters Stacey (Jonathan) Day, Valley Center, and Barbara (William) White, Clarksville, Tenn.; mother Eva Davis, Camp, Ark.; brothers James (Anna) Davis, Rogers, Ark., and John Davis, Camp, Ark.; sisters Ellen (Ray Gene) Harris, Jordan, Ark., and Carol (Gene) McBroom, Salem, Ark.; and 10 grandchildren.

Friends may call from 2 to 8: p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Kaufman Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Halstead Baptist Church with Pastor Jon Swope officiating.

Burial will follow at Halstead Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Halstead Baptist Church, Bethel Baptist Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Inpatient Unit in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

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