Richard Lee “Rick” Davis, 74, of Lumberport, WV, went to be with the Lord, Friday, October 8, 2021 at Mon General Hospital. Rick was born in Clarksburg, WV on November 12, 1946 to the late William and Mary Ellen (Garrett) Davis.
He was married to his high school sweetheart, Carolyne (Cottrell) Davis for 55 years. They have three sons: Stephen Davis and wife, Ann, of Greensboro, NC; Brian Davis and wife, Tracy, of Cove City, NC; and Nathan Davis of Lumberport, WV.
Rick was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. The first ship he proudly served on was the USS Saratoga CV-60 and then later served on the USS John F. Kennedy CV-67. He displayed his pride by wearing his hat emblazoned with the USS John F. Kennedy logo. Rick was retired from the Harrison Power Station after 32 years of service.
In addition to his wife and sons, Rick is survived by his brother, Guy Davis and wife Elsa of Bridgeport, WV; Judy (Davis) Tichenor and husband Skip of Enterprise, WV; Joyce (Davis) Coffey of Lumberport, WV; Brenda (Davis) Stark and husband Don of Lumberport, WV; and Kim (Davis) Nay and husband Joe of Huntsville, AL; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and one he had yet to meet, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by one son, Rodney Allen Riffle.
Rick was a kind and gentle man who loved his family. He loved life and enjoyed hunting, fishing and could fix just about anything. Rick will leave a legacy of helping others and his meticulous love of gardening and sharing his abundance with others. He knew most everyone and never met a stranger. Other than his family, few things meant more to him than his word. He was the definition of a best friend and instilled in his sons that to be a best friend, you have to be a best friend.
He will be greatly missed by many.
Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 2pm-8pm at Dorsey Funeral, 701 S. Pike St., Shinnston, WV. Service will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 1pm with Pastor Josh Carlisle officiating, of Hampton Road Baptist Church of Barrackville, where Rick attended. Interment to follow at Lumberport Lions Club Cemetery.
Full Military Honors will be provided by the United States Navy and Harrison County Honor Guard.
Dorsey Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Davis family.
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