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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Complete Obituary
Richard Davis
  Richard Keith Davis, 80, Rockford, died at 3:45 a.m. Oct. 23, 2012, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
He was born Nov. 14, 1931, to Orval "Jack" and Evelyn Counterman Davis. On March 20, 1955, he married Mary Ada Everett Sheets, who died Sept. 26, 1993.
Surviving are two sons, Rick (Kathy) Davis and Steven (Crystal) Sheets, Rockford; a daughter, Dawn (Doug) Coffey, Powell; a sister, Sharon Ames, Fort Wayne, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Also deceased is a brother, Melvin Davis.
He owned Davis Hay & Straw, Rockford, and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He belonged to the Rockford United Methodist Church, Rockford F&AM 377 and Rockford American Legion Post 508.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, Rev. Chip Steffy officiant. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, with military rites by the Rockford American Legion.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.
Condolences may be left at www.ketchamripley.com.
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