William Ralph “Duppie” Davis, 84, of Stuttgart went to be with Lord on Sunday, February 21, 2021 while at his home.
Duppie was born May 14, 1936 in Stuttgart, AR. He was the oldest of four children. He grew up in Stuttgart and was a graduate of Stuttgart High School, where he was an avid athlete participating in many Ricebird sports. He served in the Army National Guard, was a member of Euclid Lodge #130, member of Ulm Hunting Club, a faithful member of Lodge Corner Methodist Church until its closing; as well as the church’s prison ministry. Upon the closing of Lodge Corner Methodist Church, he moved his membership to First United Methodist Church-Stuttgart.
He married his high school sweetheart and raised his family in his hometown. He was a retired farmer who loved being in the field raising rice and beans. His passion was deer hunting and absolutely loved being outdoors in the woods. He will be remembered for his smile and joking around with his family and friends. He was a loving husband and father.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Sue Davis; daughter, Nansi Brown (John) of Stuttgart; son, Kevin Davis (Gwenn) of Austin; grandchildren, Sarah Brown of Stuttgart, Madyson and Mallory Davis of Cabot, Tina Alexander (Nick) of Conway, Dakota Hampton (Jacie) of Conway and Brady Sowell of Arlington, TX; and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Sandra Scherm (Eugene) of Stuttgart and Judy Bornhoft (Mike) of Jonesboro; brother Bill Davis (Bessie) of Jacksonville; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents William Duppie and Nona Davis of Stuttgart.
The family is eternally grateful to Dr. Eddy Hord for his primary care for the past 24 years as well as his cardiologist Dr. Charles Clogston and Dr. Thomas W. Wallace.
A memorial service will be Thursday, February 25, at Lone Tree Cemetery Chapel at 2 p.m. Friends, church and community members are invited. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, masking and social distancing will be in place.
Memorials may be made to The Methodist Family Health Foundation P.O. Box 56050 Little Rock AR 72215 or on their website at methodistfamily.org; or to Team Red, White and Blue Inc., P.O. Box 744947 Atlanta, GA 30374-4947 or on their website https://www.teamrwb.org/donate-today/
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