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Harold Roy Davis
August 19, 1938 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Roy Davis - world traveler, reader of books, and mower of lawns - passed away quietly surrounded by family on Oct 26 after a brief illness.
A long-time resident of Coventry Township, Roy was born in Akron, Ohio to Ola Idora and Harold Pierce Davis in 1938. After graduating from Garfield High School, Roy spent time in California, where he attended and played baseball at Monterey Peninsula College. Roy and his wife Judi lived briefly in Arizona before returning to Akron, where they've spent the remainder of their years.
Roy loved to travel both near and far. His trips included visits to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, boating on the Amazon River, walks through New Zealand, trips to New England, and numerous adventures with friends and family at national parks across the United States.
Roy was a ferocious reader and an even-more ferocious mower of lawns. He never met a lawn he didn't want to mow or a leaf he didn't want to rake. Roy also loved gardening and - after decades delivering packages for the United Parcel Service - created a second career as a gardener and landscaper at the Akron Zoo.
Roy is survived by his wife Judi; his sons Mike (Bridget) and Chris (Joan); his two favorite turkeys, Phoenix and Griffin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Roy was pre-deceased by his parents, his daughter Meg, his sisters Lenessa and Honey, and his older brother Harry.
Per his wishes, Roy has been cremated. A remembrance ceremony in his honor will be held at 2 p.m. on November 18, 2023 at the Vine Fellowship Hall located at 3676 Community Lane, Copley, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his name to one of his favorite organizations, including the World Wildlife Foundation, the Ocean Conservancy, or The Nature Conservancy.