Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel & Elmwood Cemetery & Mausoleum
800 Dennison Ave Sw, Birmingham, AL
Richard Lee Davis Sr.
April 13, 1934 – November 22, 2019
Richard Lee Davis, Sr., age 85, of Homewood, Alabama, passed from this world to reside with our heavenly father and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, November 22, 2019, at The Oaks on Parkwood. He was born in Trussville, Alabama, on April 13, 1934, the youngest of seven children, to Merritt Davis and Vallee Virginia Armstrong and was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers (James, Oscar, John, Troy, Larry) and one sister (Martha Jean). Mr. Davis was also preceded in death by his second wife, Jean Carol, of McCalla, in June 2019. He leaves behind his four children: Richard L. Davis, Jr., James D. Davis, Janice K. Davis and Leesa M. Davis, of Homewood and Hoover, and step-sons, Michael Cargile (Allison) of Tuscaloosa and Jeffrey Cargile (Susan) of Trussville, along with four step-grandchildren. Mr. Davis was employed for most of his life in the trucking industry, having worked with Mercury Freight Lines in Birmingham, Coker Trucking of Demopolis and eventually retired from over 30 years working as President of Service Express, Inc., In Tuscaloosa at age 65 in 1999. He was an avid Alabama football fan and golfer, having enjoyed many years as a member of the Tuscaloosa Country Club. The family would like to thank long-term caretakers from: A Touch of Love, Comfort Care Hospice and the staff at The Orchard and The Highlands of The Oaks on Parkwood. Graveside services will be private with interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
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