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Richard Wylie Davis
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1932
Beadle County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 2008
Clark County
South Dakota, USA

Richard W. Davis, age 75, of rural Carpenter, died Saturday, April 5, 2008.

Richard Wylie Davis was born on December 1, 1932, to Wylie and Anna (Bartels) Davis at Wessington, SD. He attended Sand Creek School and Wessington High School.

He served in the United States Army from 1953 until his honorable discharge in 1955.

On October 22, 1955, Richard married Macy Piper. They made their home at rural Frankfort for 30 years and then rural Carpenter where he has lived since that time. He farmed for several years and a few years of custom farming before he was employed by Donavon Construction.

He is survived by his wife, Macy Davis of rural Carpenter; 2 sons, Richard Davis of Cavour, and Todd (Carmen) Davis of Coldwater, KS; 1 daughter, Beth (Tim) Lueck of Carpenter, SD; 1 daughter-in-law, Tricia Davis of Huron; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Edrie Wiand of Huron, Doris Meier of Rapid City and Neda Fenski of Huron; 1 brother-in-law, Don Koch of Rapid City; 1 sister-in-law, Betty Davis of Cullman, AL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Brad Davis, one brother, Rollas and one sister, Arlene Koch.

His funeral Mass will be Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish with Father Terry Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.

Arrangements by Welter Funeral Home.

Richard Wylie Davis was the youngest of the six children born to Wylie and Anna (Bartels) Davis. His mother's parents, cousins both with the last name of Bartels, immigrated from Meerbeck, Germany, staying first in Illinois and then followed family to Saline County, Nebraska. They left Nebraska in 1906 to re-settle in South Dakota.

Family links: 
  Wylie Davis (1893 - 1974)
  Anna Marie Bartels Davis (1895 - 1977)
  Doris Ione Davis Meier (1925 - 2009)*
  Neda Joyce Davis Fenske (1930 - 2009)*
  Richard Wylie Davis (1932 - 2008)
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
Beadle County
South Dakota, USA
Maintained by: Ruth Ellen Bartels
Originally Created by: L Davenport
Record added: Apr 10, 2008
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Richard Wylie Davis
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