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In loving memory of
William Ray Davis, Jr.
  • September 18, 1948
  • -
  • November 22, 2019

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William Ray Davis Jr was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 18, 1948 and passed in his home in Matlacha, Florida on November 22, 2019. Ray’s family moved to Montgomery, Alabama when he was nine years old. He and his younger brothers and sisters were raised there. Ray grew up learning the game of golf from his father at Bonnie Crest Country Club in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1975 Ray married the love of his life and wife of almost 45 years, Babs. Only a few months after they were married, they moved to Florida for Ray to pursue a career in the game he loved. His lifelong career as a golf pro included several mini tours, country clubs, and instruction. His greatest joy for the game came from helping others learn to play and love the game of golf. Ray was a Player Development Teacher at Florida Gulf Coast University where he was passionate about helping people follow their mutual passion. In addition to his love for golf, Ray was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish the waters of Matlacha, hunt, and travel.

Ray is survived by his loving wife, Babs; three siblings Chris (Wanda) Davis, Debbie (Terry) Powell, and Cindy (Roger) Lashley. They have 11 nieces and nephews and 9 great nieces and nephews. They also have been adherents at Church of the Highlands for the last 10 years.
The memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 8 at 12PM at The Club at The Strand in Naples, Florida. (5840 Strand Blvd, Naples). In lieu of flowers, Babs is requesting donations be made to Moffitt Cancer Center for their advanced research program.

Family and friends may sign the guest register by visitinig www.baldwincremation.com.

Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers is honored to serve the Davis family during this difficult time.


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  1. 08 Dec 2019
    Bill and Pam lit a candle:
    Lit since December 8, 2019 at 12:26:27 PM

  2. 08 Dec 2019
    Bill and Pam says:
    We so enjoyed our days with him and his sharing different experiences of his life. First and foremost, he loved his wife and his faith and his dogs And his Porsches. Way too young . . .

  3. 08 Dec 2019
    John Kacoyanis says:
    I will miss my friend.

  4. 07 Dec 2019
    Judy Salverson says:
    Ray left a beautiful legacy of love to all of us, his final gift to cherish. We shall remember him with joy and gratitude for having been blessed with him in our lives. Heaven gained another angel. We shall miss him dearly. Love to you Ray from Judy and Jesus.

  5. 07 Dec 2019
    Judy Salverson says:
    Ray left a legacy of love that touched the hearts of many. A kind, caring man who had compassion for all. His life a beautiful testimony to God's love for all of us. We shall miss him more than words can say. Heaven gets another angel as we say " until we meet again." We love you Ray
    Judy, Jesus and Jay

  6. 03 Dec 2019
    Donald Clements says:
    A great companion, teacher and an all around classy gentleman
    A twenty-three year friendship that I shall always cherish.

  7. 30 Nov 2019
    Judy & Lee lit a candle:
    Lit since November 30, 2019 at 11:01:18 PM

  8. 30 Nov 2019
    Judy & Lee says:
    Wonderful friend and neighbor. Miss you very much.

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