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Richard Carroll Davies

Richard Carroll “Dick” Davies, 73, of Milan passed away at 5 p.m., Sunday, January 26, 2020 at his home. He was born at the Whitlatch Clinic in Milan on October 12, 1946 the son of Dale and Helen Stamper Davies. He was married to Sandy Johnson on September 12, 1963 and his wife of 56 years survives.

Other survivors include two sons Richard (Jackie) Davies of Danville, Virginia, and Jeffery (Patricia) Davies of Osgood; one daughter Teresa Davies Sparkman of Milan; grandchildren Carol An Poythress, Dylan and Kyle Sparkman, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Hanna, and Andrew Davies, and seven great grandchildren; one brother William (Martha) Davies of Scipio; one sister Jean (Victor) McClure of Milan. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his great-granddaughter Kimberly Dawson.

Mr. Davies was a 39 year employee of Delta Faucet in Greensburg where he worked as a maintenance supervisor, retiring in 2006. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending time with his dog “Pickles”, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. Dick also raised and trained horses and had shown grand champions at the Indiana State Fair. He was a member of the NRA, NMLRA at Friendship, and attended the Bear Creek Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 30 at 11 a.m. at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery in Elrod. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home. Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles was entrusted with the arrangements.