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The Unsung Hero

22 January 2018

Southend United Football Club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ray Davy, who has been an unbelievable servant to the club for 63 years.

Ray started his association with Blues at the age of 25, back in August 1955 and has been a stalwart member of the Club ever since.

He was also an integral part in the community as a local Councillor and previously the Chairman of the England Supporter’s Club, organising trips across the world for thousands.

The list of jobs Ray undertook at Southend United is endless, including running the Roots Hall market three times a week when it was in its prime, organising Roots Hall Stadium tours for local schools, dealing with charity requests, running the car park on match days and greeting fans and guests with his unique sense of humour and bright smile just to name a few.

A previous quote from Ray himself emphasised his love for the Club: “I love Southend United and that is pretty obvious because of the length of time I have been here.”

His commitment to Southend United is one that you simply could not fault; whatever job was put in front of him, Ray completed it without question and to the letter. He will be sorely missed by everyone at the Club.

Southend United will be holding a minute's applause ahead of Blues’ fixture against Scunthorpe United on Saturday 27th January at Roots Hall to remember a true gent; Ray Davy.

If you would like to send a personal tribute, please email and your comments will be included in a dedicated web story.

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