Richard (Rick) Allen Davis, of Odessa, passed away at home with family by his side, on Saturday, July 8, 2023, in Odessa, Texas.
Visitation will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, 6801 E. Business 20, 79762.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, July 14, 2023, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Jimmy Braswell, Home Hospice Chaplain, officiating. A burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens cemetery. Arrangements are by Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.
Rick was born in Gorman, TX to Imogene and James Richard Davis on June 18, 1949. He graduated from Permian High School in 1967. He married Vicki Lynn Chelette Davis on October 25, 1968, in Odessa, TX. He was a manual machinist for 52 years. Rick enjoyed working as a carpenter for Work Steps. He enjoyed volunteering for the special needs rodeo. Rick also played guitar with a Christian group. He spent many hours on the baseball diamond coaching and watching his sons and grandsons play. Softball was also a big part of his life, and he would tell many stories about his experiences on the softball field with family and friends. Dad was very competitive and loved the thrill of playing sports. Rick was also world renowned for his batches of peanut brittle and patties. He would bake them and give them away to all who would ask. He enjoyed his Sunday school class at Crescent Park and enjoyed the friendships that he made there. Dad was a very protective and loving person. He loved getting together with his family every chance he could get. He loved sharing his knowledge of carpentry, machining, and his Faith.
His parents, Imogene Davis and JR Davis preceded him in death.
Rick is survived by his wife, Vicki Davis; and his four children, Raye Lynn White (Scott), Julie Payne (David), Rich Davis (Roslen), and Brad Davis (Shawndee); one sister, Barbara Kaye Weeks; eighteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The pallbearers will be Deagan White, Dalton White, Dustin Payne, Tanner Payne, Ari Davis, and Ross Schwarz.
The Davis Family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Bajaj and staff, MCH 5th floor staff, Crescent Park Baptist Church, friends, family, Home Hospice, Percheron MFG, and everyone who has reached out to my dad in support during this time.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that any memorials be made to the Special Needs Rodeo. Rick thoroughly enjoyed working with the children and staff at this rodeo event and would love to support them. If you would like to donate, please make a check to Christian Youth Night and mail it to 218 West 46th Street, Odessa, TX, 79764. Please write on the check-in memory of Rick Davis – Special Needs Kids.