Drayton Davis

Member of The Church in Silver Lake

Waveland Drayton Davis, 83, died Dec. 17, 2012.

He was born on Jan. 21, 1929, the son of Waveland and Iva Davis.

Mr. Davis graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, and later received a master's degree in polymer chemistry from The University of Akron. With 40 years of service, he retired from The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in 1991.

His professional affiliations include membership in the International Working Toxicology Committee for Rubber Chemical Manufacturing Association and the Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers.

He was a member of The Church in Silver Lake.

Mr. Davis is survived by his wife of 55 years, Maryelyn Yount Davis; son Stephen (Elizabeth) Davis of Cuyahoga Falls; daughters Carolyn (Jim) Weybrecht of Arizona and Julie Saccogna of Hudson; grandchildren Stefan Davis, Ryan Weybrecht, Clifford Weybrecht, Jillian Saccogna and Bethany Saccogna; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Pearlmarie and J.D. Goddard; nephew Darren (Vanessa) Whitford; and niece Melody (Matt) Hunter.

Visitation took place at Redmon Funeral Home with service and burial at Chestnut Hill Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Summa, 444 N. Main Street, Akron 44310 or to The Church in Silver Lake, 2951 Kent Road, Silver Lake 44224.