Richard Davis

Richard D. Davis

KANNAPOLIS - Richard Dean Davis, 70, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord following a short illness.

Richard was born Sept. 21, 1943, in Cabarrus County, a son of the late Thomas Drew Davis and the late Gladys Irene Rivers Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Dean Davis, Jr.; and a brother, Kenneth Dale Davis.

Richard was of the Baptist faith and was a truck driver for 34 years. He loved to fish, shop and collect antiques.

Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam where he received the Purple Heart with two clusters.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Black Davis of the home; one daughter, Jennifer LeTourneau (Raymond) of Birmingham, Ala.; one grandson, Jacob Davis; two granddaughters, Brittnay and Kayla Davis of Rockwell. He is also survived by one sister, Valta D. Wensil of Kannapolis; brother Tommy Davis and wife Ann of Davidson; and sister-in-law Kathy Wilson Davis of Birmingham, Ala. A niece, Jessicia Hopkins, and nephew, Joshua Dale Davis, also survive.

Arrangements: Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Mike Hubbard. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park with military graveside rites conducted by the U.S. Army and the Patriot Guard. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Whitley's Funeral Home. At other times, they will be at the residence.

Online condolences may be sent to

Funeral Home

Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd Kannapolis, NC 28083
(704) 933-2222

Published in Salisbury Post on Feb. 5, 2014