“Duane” Davis, 87, entered heaven peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Jan. 22, 2020, following a heroic battle with cancer. Born May 31, 1932, at the family home in Johnson County, Kan., he spent his early years in Martin City, working the family dairy farm. He was a Korean War veteran and worked as a truck driver while raising his family in Raymore until his retirement in 1996.
He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Marilyn June Davis of the home, his son, Jimmy Duane Davis, daughter, Doris June Clutter (Robert “Duce” Clutter), seven grandsons, three granddaughters, a multitude of greats and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Remley Davis and Elta May Davis, his brother, William Reinsch Davis, and infant grandson Trent Davis.
Duane was a true country boy and loved the outdoors, driving his tractor and his ATV. Animals loved him, and he loved all animals. His main love outside was clearing brush.
Thanks to Duane, there wasn’t a thistle left in Cass County. He especially enjoyed fishing with his family. An exceptionally calm and patient soul, Duane never raised his voice to anyone and his patience never ran out. A loving husband and supportive father, “Gramps” was a friend to everyone he met and will be deeply missed by all.
At his request, graveside services were held Tuesday at the Freeman Cemetery in Freeman.
Arrangements: Complete Cremation & Funeral Service, Harrisonville