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Ronald L. Davis, 62, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at his home of respiratory failure.
He was self-employed. He had been a fireman, mayor and board member of the village of Dahlgren and a chef for Burnt Hill Bar-B-Q.
He was born on January 28, 1938 in Jefferson County, a son of Lee Raymond and Beulah (Roney) Davis. On November 28, 1957 in Dahlgren, he married Marilyn Karcher Davis and she survives.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a woodworker.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn (Karcher); two daughters, Ann Metzger of Dahlgren and Janet Birkner of McLeansboro; two sons, Gary of McLeansboro and Dan of Christopher; a brother, Joe of Springfield, Missouri; and seven grandchildren, Tyler Davies, Travis Avery, Whitney and Ryan Metzger and Nathan, Aimee and Kristin Birkner.
Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at St. John Catholic Church. Rev. Joseph Lawler officiated. Burial was in the St. Johnís Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Kenneth and one sister, Mildred Cox.
Harre Funeral Home was in charge of handling all arrangements.