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Richard L. Davis, 74, of Elnora, entered eternal rest peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Evansville. He was born on Jan. 23, 1943, in Daviess County, to Carl O. and Genevieve D. (McCarter) Davis. Richard was united in marriage to Barbara A. (Moulden) Davis on April 21, 1962, and they had two children.
Richard was a member of the Elnora United Methodist Church and was the Past Master of Elnora Masonic Lodge 616 F&AM. He was a graduate of Odon High School Class of 1961. He worked at Crane Naval Base for a few years and then started working as a rural mail carrier in Elnora, retiring in 2001. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Davis of Elnora; son Kent (Tammy) Davis of Bruceville; daughter Heather Davis of Elnora; two grandchildren, Brandon Davis, Brandi (David) Wright; great-grandchildren Skylar and Kamber; and sister Betty Jo Davis of Odon.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents and his brother.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Meng Family Funeral Home, 616 E. Elnora St., Odon, with Rev. Debbie Payne officiating. Richard will be laid to rest in Elnora Fairview Cemetery in Elnora.
Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of the funeral service on Thursday. A Masonic memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
All arrangements have been entrusted to James W. Meng Jr. and Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Online condolences may be sent to www.mengfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 30, 2017
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