Richard Davies

Richard E. "Rich" Davies

Saturday, September 23rd, 1933 - Saturday, April 4th, 2020
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Richard E. “Rich” Davies, age 86 of Redwood Street, Grafton, WV passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Rosewood Healthcare Center in Grafton.
He was born September 23, 1933 in Cassville, WV a son of the late William Arthur and Arettia (Hart) Davies.

He is survived by three children, Richard E. Davies, II of Thornton, Terry L. Jones (Mike) of Orange Park, FL, and Allison M. Simmons of Flemington; seven grandchildren, Chelsey L. Jones of Orange Park, FL, William R. Davies of Flemington, Jennifer R. Weaver (Anthony) of Grafton, Lydea Holman (Stephen) of Vinton, VA, Mackenzie R. Simmons of Flemington, Kassidy L. Simmons of Flemington, and Merrick D. Simmons, also of Flemington; five great-grandchildren, Aiden C. Ketterman, Destiny M. Davies, Jasmine N. Lynn, Samuel D. Weaver, and Natalie B. Weaver; two brothers, Donald Davies (Wanda) of Kettering, OH and Gary Davies (Helen) of Morgantown; one sister, Judith Smith (Gerald) of Youngstown, OH; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Lula Alice (Miller) Davies who passed away February 19, 2018 and one sister, Deloris McGettigan and her husband, Earl.

Rich graduated from University High School then served in the US Army from 1953-1955 during the Korean Conflict.
He was the manager of Thorofare Stores for 31 years and then was co/owner with his wife, Alice of Davies IGA Store for 11 years.
He was a member of the Grafton Lions Club and the Haymond Community Center.
He enjoyed his family, hunting, fishing and watching basketball.

The family will have a private visitation and interment will follow at the WV National Cemetery in Pruntytown.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton will be handling the arrangements for the Davies family.
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    WV National Cemetery
    42 Veterans Memorial Lane
    GRAFTON, WV 26354
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A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Kathy Amari

Posted at 02:11am
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Rich. He will be remembered for his kindness and the smile on his face. I will always remember the week I spent with your family when I was a kid. I am sorry we can't come to his service due to Covid19. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ricky, Terry, Allison, & their families. A donation was made in memory of Richard to the Alzheimer's Association. Love and hugs, Kathy and Keith

Carl and Cynthia Steenstra

Posted at 11:22pm
Rich was a good neighbor and friend. Please accept our condolences.

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