Richard Davis

Richard E. Davis

BELLVILLE: Richard E. Davis, age 74, of Bellville passed away Friday evening, February 22, 2013 in Hospice House of Ashland following complications from open heart surgery.

He was born April 18, 1938 in Mansfield the son of Edward and Ruth (Boyle) Davis and was graduated from St. Peter's High School in 1956.

For 56 years, Richard worked as an electrician for IBEW serving many businesses in the Richland County area. He retired in 2001.

On June 20, 1959 he married Judith A. Rancinger with whom he celebrated 53 years of marriage.

A lifelong Richland County resident, Richard raised quarter horses on his rural Bellville farm. He was also a NASCAR fan and enjoyed reading.

In addition to his wife Judy, he is survived by four children Richard J. (Carol) Davis of Bellville, Jeffery E. Davis of Mansfield, Randall J. (Melanie) Davis of Mansfield, and Jennifer M. Leech of Lexington; seven grandchildren Demi Leech, Brad (Danya) Davis, Adam (Courtney) Davis, Zachariah Davis, Lydia Davis, Hunter Powers and Alex McDonald; a great grandson Wade Davis; siblings Pat Cody, Sondra Davis, Jerri (Virg) Shafer, Rosemary (Jerry) Wilson, Ed (Mary) Davis and Ruth Moser; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

In addition to his parents, Richard is reunited with his son Bradley Davis who preceded him in death in 1976.

Friends may call Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 4-7 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service will follow at 7 pm. The Rev. Father Tom McQuillen will officiate. Private interment will be in Bellville Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions to Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

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Published in the News Journal on Feb. 25, 2013