Richard Henry Davis died at his home in Willow Park on December 15, 2021.
Richard was born to Vern E. Davis and Floe Williams Davis in San Angelo on January 12, 1941. He is a graduate of Big Lake High School, Texas Christian University and a fellow of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Richard married Kay Ward, a native of Fort Worth, on December 19, 1963, and they were married for 57 years. They have lived in Willow Park for over 40 years, although they have both worked in Fort Worth most of their lives.
He served on Willow Park Planning and Zoning as well as Willow Park City Council for two separate periods ten years apart.
Richard was a former employee of State Farm Insurance and his knowledge was broadened by first being a claims adjuster for five years before becoming an agent for another 30 years. He was in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War and served in Germany as an intelligence and security officer. He was demobilized as a captain and always felt lucky to have served in Europe.
Richard enjoyed hunting until he was 50 when he started playing golf. He was an avid player and proud of his two holes in one. He was a former member of the Ridglea Country Club, the Steeplechase Men’s Club, and was a Methodist and Mason. He was proud of his five-generation Texan heritage.
He is survived by his wife Kay; her daughter Deborah Bailey and her husband, Clint; two granddaughters, Hailey Bailey of California and Madison Bailey of Dallas; his brother, Bill Davis and his wife Charlene of San Angelo; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be scheduled after the New Year.
December 24, 2021