Richard Curtis Davis

Published 12:01 pm Thursday, January 18, 2024

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Mr. Richard Curtis Davis, 79, of Mocksville, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 at NC State Veterans Home in Salisbury.

He was born Jan. 29, 1944 in Salinas, Calif. to the late Ezra Eugene and Rosella Florence Shaffer Davis.

Richard followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted in the military shortly after graduating high school and made a career of it, serving 20 years proudly. During his time, he served two tours in Vietnam and had been stationed at bases in Germany, Hawaii, Texas, Virginia, Georgia, and Alaska. He worked as an aircraft mechanic early in his career and later found a passion for computer programming and followed it. After retiring as a highly decorated Army veteran, he continued his passion of working on computers by working for Grey Engineering doing surveying and computer work.

Richard was known for his love of photography, traveling, and U.S. Military History. Throughout his house you would find photo albums full of airplanes, landmarks, and monuments from around the United States. He also enjoyed repairing and building computers and cars.

Survivors include: his wife, Linda Gail Davis; children, Randy Davis (Melissa), Crystal Davis, and Wayne Davis; daughter-in-law, Brandy Bjorklund; brother, Ted Davis (Gail); grandchildren, Ashleigh Freeman (Jonathan), Lyndsay Davis, Brett Davis, Matthew Davis, and Connor Davis; and great-grandchildren, Gracie Freeman, Maddie Freeman, and Barrett Freeman.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Michael McDaniel and Rev. Kevin Hobson officiating. The family invites friends to visit from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18 at Lambert Funeral Home. The service will be available to view on the funeral home website. Interment will follow in Calvary Baptist Church cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at the NC State Veterans Home in Salisbury for their loving care for Mr. Davis during his time there.

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