Roger Duane Davis, age 74, passed away Friday, March 29th, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in Robinson, Illinois on October 21st, 1944 to Duane Frederick Davis and Rayetta Wilson Davis.

Roger was the beloved husband of Judy Woodward Davis for more than 52 years and they built an incredible legacy together. Roger was the father of three children: Laura Davis (Jamie McMaster), Amy Davis Wells, and Grant Davis (Jaime Metzger). Through his children, he was the incredibly proud Papa of six amazing grandchildren: Sammi (Brenden), Davis (Brendon), Mackenzie, Abby, Shea, and Sydney. His life’s passion was to spend as much time as possible with his children and grandchildren serving as a wise and constant supporter of everything they loved. Roger was the eldest of three siblings. His sister Karen Davis Vackert and brother Greg Davis still survive.

Roger valued education. After graduating from high school he worked full-time and took classes in the evenings and weekends until he earned his B.A. in Business from Findlay College in June 1973. He spent his business career guiding others as a Human Resources Manager at Cooper Tire and Rubber Company. Roger also was devoted to developing not only his family but also the community. He spent several years working with the Hancock Soccer Association and was deeply proud of his involvement with the Hancock County Mental Health Clinic serving as a member of the Board of Directors from 1978-1985. He served as the President of this board from 1981-1983. One of his proudest accomplishments, during his time with the board, was when they revamped the old children’s home on North Main Street and transformed it into a facility to provide mental health services to the community.

Roger was a passionate photographer, an avid reader, loved traveling, and sharing Michigan sunsets with his family.

The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, April 3rd from 3 to 7 pm and then a celebration of life will be hosted by his family and the Reverend Virginia Geaman on Thursday beginning at 11:30. They will additionally receive visitors an hour before the celebration. Both events will be held at Hufford Family Funeral Home in Findlay.

To honor Roger’s life, a scholarship will be established in his name in conjunction with the Hancock County Community Foundation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Roger D. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund. Checks can be made out to the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation (with a memo Roger D. Davis Scholarship Fund), 101 W. Sandusky Street, Suite 207 Findlay, Ohio 45840.

Hufford Funeral Home

9 thoughts on “Roger D. Davis

  1. Judy….I’m so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I have always loved the pictures and posts you share on Facebook…..they have always demonstrated the strong family ties and the love that you and your family have for one another.

  2. Dear Judy and family,
    You have all been on my heart and mind since Roger’s passing and before. This was a beautiful testimony/eulogy describing Roger’s contributions and legacy. Such a good team you have all made – lovingly supporting Roger and each other. God bless you on your forward life journeys.
    Love to all,
    Scott and Sarah (Davis- no relation!) Hugus in Florida.

    1. Thank you Hal and Marcia for your Sympathy. It was such a pleasure seeing Erin yesterday. She was very special to us. She radiates happiness of her life with her hubby and their beautiful daughters😊It has been so touching hearing from many friends from long ago. Blessings to you all.

  3. Amy, I know exactly how you are feeling. My Dad was one of two of the best men in my life. He went to his forever home 1 1/2yrs
    ago. Don’t let anybody say time will heal, it never does. It just gets different. There is not a day goes by that I don’t think or talk to him. From reading his obituary it sound like a very special man. You should be proud of the legacy he left for your forever memories. Blessings of Comfort for your entire family and finding Peace for the future.

  4. Love and hugs to all of you. Roger ‘ s agony is over and I pray yours may be softened by the many pleasant memories of him as a husband, father and grandfather, Joan and I always enjoyed chatting with him on our visits. He was always sharp and perceptive. I cannot yet do 8 hours driving in one day so Dee will be representing the Smiths on Thursday. Thanks for the opportunity to remember him with a scholarship fund. Love you.

    1. Dear Don, Thank you for your kind words and Love. I was totally surprised and delighted to see Dee. I didn’t see this till now which is 10:30 Thursday .

    1. Thank you Karen and Rick, so nice to hear from old friends. Hoping that you are both well and Dustin too. He and Grant shared some nice times as young guys🙂

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