Chelsea, MI, formerly of Bradenton, FL, Belleville, MI, and Franklin, PA, died on June 23, 2021, age 78, in Chelsea. He was born September 26, 1942 in Franklin, PA, the son of Clair & Jessie (Heffernan) Davis. Dick worked at Chicago Pneumatic Tool (CPT), Franklin, PA, Luxaire in Elyria, OH as a Supervisor of Industrial Engineering for several years then in 1975 worked for Ford Motor Company at the Cleveland Stamping Plant and transferred in 1980 to Ford Rouge Plant and later to EEE building in Dearborn, MI as an Industrial Engineer and retired after 26-1/2 years of service.
Dick is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ileen (Schultz) Davis married on October 26, 1990. Other survivors include Beth (Daniel) Schrock of Birmingham, MI, Gregg (Krista) Davis of Whitehouse, OH, Kathleen (Brian) Pierce of Dover, NH, Michael (Danielle) McLennan and Gregory (Courtney) McLennan of Manchester, sisters, Janice (Truman) Switzer, Cranberry, PA, Kay (Jay) Huff, Strasburg, OH; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Eugene (Linda) Davis, Thomas (Barb) Davis, and a sister, Shirley (Ray) McLaughlin.
A memorial service with military honors will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021, 10:00 am visitation, 11:00 am service at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Chelsea, MI with Rev. Eric Stricklin officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Dick's name may be made to Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, American Diabetes Association, 300 Galleria Officentre, Suite 111, Southfield, MI 48034, American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Il 60674, or Alzheimer's Association, 564 South Main Street, Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. A private burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Chelsea at a later date.
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#7 Amy Woodring 2021-07-25 23:42
Dick was a great brother-in-law. Always kind and ready to listen. He was always willing to help me out when needed. My children adored him and loved to talk with him. He is thought of often and will always be in our hearts. Ileen, Beth, Gregg and families I am so sorry for your loss. May you fine comfort and peace through Jesus.
#6 Tanya & Frank Jaindl 2021-07-23 20:27
Uncle Dick was someone special who was kind and warm hearted. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Aunt Ileen, and our cousins as the honor and remember Uncle Dick. Our hearts are with you. He will be missed.
#5 Van Miller 2021-07-20 10:12
My sincerest condolences, thoughts and prayers for your entire family.
#4 Ted and Tammi Davis 2021-07-03 14:11
Aunt Ileen, Greg, Beth and family,

We are so saddened at the loss of Uncle Dick. He was truly special and will be missed. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
#3 Sue and Gary Gates 2021-06-30 20:34
No one could ask for a nicer, kinder brother-in-law than Dick. He was a great father to Beth and Gregg, and we know his nieces, nephews and grandchildren loved him a lot. Dick and I (Gary) had many great talks about Ford Motor Co, since they both worked there their whole career. I (Sue) got a chance to golf with him at Peridia in Bradenton. Fun times! Dick will surely be missed. RIP, dear brother.
#2 I1527a 2021-06-30 20:31
Kathy and Richard Schultz
So sorry for your loss. Your in our prayers.
#1 Ron and Judy Wygonik 2021-06-30 12:07
Ilene, Greg, Beth and family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Ron and Judy Wygonik

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