|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1921|
|Death: ||Sep. 25, 2008|
Another member of the "greatest generation" is gone. Raymond Preston Davis, 87, passed away September 25, 2008, at Renown Regional Medical Center, South Meadows.
A native of Reno he was born January 7, 1921, to Raymond (Hoppe) and Lois Davis. Raymond attended Southside Grammar School, the old Billinghurst Junior High and Reno High School. He later attended and graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Davis enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. There were very few locations in Nevada that he had not explored. Early jobs found him working in Tonopah, Belmont, Manhattan and Contact, NV.
He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served with the 63rd Infantry Div. In January, 1945 he was commissioned as an Infantry Lt. and was sent to the Philippines. Later he helped restore the port in Puzon, Korea prior to the Korean War. Other assignments were officer in charge of all rail operations to and from Berlin, Germany during the Cold War. After a tour of duty as Battalion Commander in Korea, he was sent to European Command Headquarters where he directed U.S. assistance to Turkey.
LTC Davis attended several Army Transportation schools plus the College of Advanced Traffic in Chicago, the Navy Strategic Intelligence School, US Army Management School, Naval Nuclear Weapons School and was a graduate of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS. LTC Davis received the American Defense Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Korea Defense Medal and the Army Commendation Medal with cluster. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and the Theta Xi fraternity.
LTC Davis was married to Louise Young for 61 years. She was originally from Clarksville, TX.
Surviving LTC Davis are his son, Raymond of Portland, OR; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, James of Reno.
Preceding him in death besides his wife, Louise, were his second son, Garry and his daughter, Linda.
A graveside funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, September 29, 2008, at Mountain View Cemetery. The burial will be with full military honors. Flowers should be sent to Mountain View Cemetery.
Eddie Louise Young Davis (1921 - 2008)*
Linda Earl Davis (1943 - 2007)*
Garry Evans Davis (1951 - 1971)*
Mountain View Cemetery
Created by: Janice Prichard
Record added: Sep 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30196929