Funeral services for Richard L. “Dick” Davis, 84, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2013 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow at Clinton Cemetery.
Mr. Davis died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at his home.
He was born October 10, 1928, in Lawrence, the son of Joseph Robert and Mabel Josephine Mitchell Davis. He attended Pinkney Elementary School, graduated from Liberty Memorial High School (1948) and then graduated from Clark’s School of Business in Topeka.
Mr. Davis served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart. He retired from the State of Kansas Department of Corrections as a comptroller in 1991 after 36 years of service. After retirement he raised Paint horses, Classic Shetland ponies, enjoyed his family, and coffee time with friends.
He married Joyce Herschell on April 8, 1956 in Lawrence. They recently celebrated their 57th anniversary. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include children, Julie and Hal Jensen, Scott and Gayle Davis, Marcia and George Hersh, Ellen and Kent Townsend, Steve and Gisela Davis; grandchildren, Kelly (Randy), Katie (Jerrod), Stacy (Justin), Abby (Matt), Jenny (Matthew), Becky (Jesse), Jessica (Tom), Jamie (Drew), Mark, Leslie (Mack), Steven, Melissa, Luke, Natalie, and Jacob, 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings; Al, Ed, Dutch, Jane, Spec, Peg, Leonard, Lila, Vada, and twin brother Bob.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to the charity of donor’s choice or Clinton Presbyterian Church in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.