Ralph Albert Davis

July 1, 1944 - May 14, 2018

Ralph Albert Davis, 73, Tipton, Tyrone, died Monday at his residence.

He was born in State College, son of the late Joe and Adelaide (Lightner) Davis and his stepfather, Kelsey Confer. On June 28, 1965, he married Virginia (Focht) DeGol in Warriors Mark.

Surviving are his wife; five children: Diana DeGol (Bill) Rabold, Pamela DeGol (Dennis) Nisewonger, Richard “Rick” DeGol (Crystal) Riggleman, Rhonda Davis and Cindy Davis; nine grandchildren: Ashley Battisti, Billy (Sarah) Rabold, Brian Nisewonger, Kendall Gardner, Matthew (Alexandria) Johnson, Jenna Mattern, Zane Ledesky, Mersaydeze Ledesky and McCory Ledesky; four great-grandchildren: Alexis Battisti, Liam Rabold, Hannah Rabold and Remie Johnson; a brother, Donald (Judy) Davis; two sisters: Shirley (Harry) Biddle and Jo King, all in North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Davis; and a brother-in-law, Bill King.

Ralph was a graduate of State College High School. He worked in the coal mines and retired from DeTech, a fiber optics firm.

He enjoyed going to hunting camp with his cousins, riding his Harley and working in the garage with Rick. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, and most of all, he was very proud of his great-grandchildren.

Ralph will truly be missed by his family, extended family and many friends.

Friends will be received from 10:30 until the 11 a.m. celebration of life service on Friday, May 18, 2018, at Faith Alliance Church, 188 McFarland Road, Fuoss Mills, Pastor Timothy McGarvey officiating. Arrangements are by Derman Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone.