Ivan “Spike” Davis, Jr.

September 27, 2018

Ivan “Spike” Davis, Jr., age 87 of Clare, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Pioneer Golden Estates Assisted Living Facility of 9-28-18 OBIT Davis PICClare.  On December 8, 1930, Ivan was born the eldest of five children to Ivan and Ruth (Steenson) Davis, Sr. in Almont, MI.  Ivan was united in marriage to Dorothy Freudenthal in Ocala, Fl. in 1981, and the couple has enjoyed thirty-seven years of marriage.  Ivan was a proud veteran of the US Army during the Korean War Era and also a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in education.  Ivan spent the majority of his working career teaching mathematics and coaching basketball at Clare High School until his retirement in the mid 80’s.

Ivan is survived by his wife Dorothy, his children Ivan “Brad” Davis III, Neal Davis, Sanders (John Goodworth) Davis, and Tina (Douglas) Riley; the mother of his children Vivette E. Davis; his siblings Mae Jean Allen, Pamela Bafs, and David Davis, and his care companion Jane Vershave.  He was preceded in death by his parents Ivan Sr. and Ruth Davis and his sister Amy Cook.

A funeral service in honor of Ivan will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Clare Chapel of the Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home at 1:00 P.M.  with Pastor Tim Fall officiating.  Visitation will also take place on Thursday from 11:00 A.M. to the time of service at 1:00 P.M. and burial will follow in the Cherry Grove Cemetery of Clare.  Memorial contributions in honor of Ivan may be directed to the Clare High School Sports Boosters.  For those unable to attend, online condolences may be shared at www.stephenson-wyman.com

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