Ronald (Ronnie) Thomas Davis, 69, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.
Born in Asheville, NC on November 7, 1954, he was the son of the late Tommy and June Davis.
He attended and graduated from Parker High School in Greenville, SC.
Ronnie had a passion for cars, trucks, and motorcycles. He turned this passion into work that allowed him to be around various parts of the automotive industry. He had a 34-year career at Michelin North America. He worked his way from the production line to become a buyer for the US-1 plant. He also worked at parts houses-Napa and AutoZone prior to his Michelin career and after his retirement. He greatly enjoyed talking shop with mechanics from the area repair shops.
Although his kids never understood it, he loved the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and would passionately watch all of their football games. He was a proud Furman dad since both of his children attended and graduated from there. Surprisingly, he picked up a love of Hallmark movies in recent years, calling them his “soaps.” He always appreciated a good joke, played pranks on his friends and family, and would cry when he laughed.
Ronnie was an active member of San Souci Church. He was a longtime member and past master of Monaghan #251 Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed playing golf with his buddies and riding his motorcycle with his brother and sister-in-law.
He is survived by his daughter, Kelly Davis McCauley (Bryan); son, Adam Davis (Taryn); sisters, Carolyn Lane (James) and Joy Tucker (Newel); and a brother, Michael Davis (Jan). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Davis.
A visitation will be held on Friday, December 22, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Sans Souci Church, with the memorial service to celebrate his life at 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. The burial with Masonic Rites to follow at Graceland Cemetery West.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Smile Train, a nonprofit organization and charity that provides corrective surgery for children with cleft lips and palates. https://donate.smiletrain.org.
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