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Richard Karl Davis
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1924
Death: Dec. 27, 2011

Richard Karl Davis, 87, lieutenant colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, passed away peacefully Dec. 27, 2011.

He was born July 10, 1924 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Karl and Florence Sheehan Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents. He married Harriet McCarr on May 28, 1949. She survives

He is also survived by eight children, Michael (Doreen) Davis, Brooksville, Florida; Mary Schoneman, Bloomington; Elizabeth (Greg) Rackauskas, Bloomington; Theresa (Rick) Kerwin, Antioch; Patrick (Elizabeth) Davis, Overland Park, Kansas; Kelly (Debbie) Davis, Overland Park, Kansas; Casey (Jeanne) Davis, Hayesville, N.C. and Kathleen (Eric) Barr, Kansas City, Mo.; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; his sister, Nancy Davis, St. Paul, Minnesota and five nephews and nieces.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and sent to the South Pacific, where he served as a Marine aviator in a Marine special operations squadron during World War II, flying bombers, fighters and observation aircraft.

Following the war, he reverted to the USMC Reserve, only to be recalled to active duty during the Korean War and serving in an air defense squadron at Cherry Point, N.C. Following the tour of active duty, Richard returned to the USMC Reserve, where he continued in various capacities as an aviator and air controller with USMC Reserve units in Minnesota and Illinois. He completed his military service as the commanding officer of the Air Control Squadron, Glenview Naval and Marine Air Base, Illinois.

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  Casey Karl Davis (1960 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Resurrection Catholic Cemetery
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
Record added: Jan 04, 2012
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Richard Karl Davis
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 Added: Jan. 4, 2012

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