Donald R. “Red” Davis, 77, of Penfield Township, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014, at the Elms Retirement Village in Wellington, following a brief illness. He was born March 30, 1936 in Avon and was a LaGrange resident for most of his life.
Red served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the owner/operator of the Davis Milk Transport Company for 35 years, retiring in 1998. He formerly worked as a barber in LaGrange for many years, was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed showing horses with his family at the Lorain County Fair.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann (nee Myers); sons, Timothy Davis and Mark (Julie) Davis, both of Wellington; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Lynn Davis; sisters, Rea Copeland and Ruth Lepi; and a brother, Bob Davis.
The family will receive friends Friday, January 31, 2014, from 4 to 7 P.M., at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. Services will be Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 10:30 A.M., in the funeral home. The Rev. Chuck Behrens, Chaplain of Hospice of the Western Reserve, will officiate. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to any charity affiliated with the Lorain County Fair.