A Celebration of Life service was Monday at Yukon’s Trinity Baptist Church for a Yukon businessman and veteran who was killed when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a semi-truck.
Ray Lee Davis, 73, died from injuries sustained in a traffic collision at about 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24 near the Banner Road and Highway 66 intersection west of Yukon.
Oklahoma City’s Donald Biffle, 26, was driving a semi-truck northbound on Banner Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign at Highway 66, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Davis, who did not have a stop sign, crashed into the driver’s side of the semi-truck. He was wearing a helmet.
Davis was pronounced dead at the scene due to blunt force trauma, according to a state trooper’s report.
Biffle, the semi-truck driver, was not injured. He was booked into the Canadian County Jail on complaints of causing a fatality accident without a valid driver’s license, negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended/revoked license.
Davis, who owned Davis Carpet on Yukon’s Main Street, was a United States Navy veteran.
Scott Kinney, associate pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, had known Davis for more than 30 years.
“He’s always been a very good friend,” Kinney said. “He loved Trinity Baptist Church and he loved to study the Bible. He and I had many great conversations on the subject of prophecy.”
Just a week before his death, Davis had blessed two widows by buying their breakfast at the church.
“Ray was just that kind of person,” Kinney said. “He was a very kind a thoughtful man.”
Funeral arrangements for Davis were the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon. To leave online condolences visit www.yandafuneral.com.