Ronald Dale Davis, 55, Gas, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at the Allen County Hospital, Iola.
He was born Feb. 28, 1954, at Lucas to John W. and Renata Wacker Davis. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1972.
He began working part-time with the Soil Conservation Service while in high school. He continued with the SCS at Washington, Kansas and Iola. At the time of his death he was employed as a civil engineer technician with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service out of Chanute. He also worked part-time for the city of Gas for 25 years.
He married Debbie S. Jones in Iola on Sept. 8, 1979. She survives.
He was a member of the Humboldt United Methodist Church. He has coached girl’s basketball at the Chanute Christian Academy. He enjoyed watching his daughter, Kori, play basketball, making limestone fence posts, woodworking, hunting and fishing.
Other survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Valecia and Mitchell Kanak, Leavenworth, and Kori Davis, Gas; his father, John W. Davis, Lincoln; his father-in-law, Donald E. Jones, Gas; a sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Harold Schwinn, Emporia; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Glen and Joy Davis, Pratt, and his twin Donald and Jeanine Davis, Topeka; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Renata Davis.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Humboldt United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Iola under the direction of Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel, Iola.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Humboldt United Methodist Church or Chanute Christian Academy in care of the funeral home.