John Richard Davis, age 85, of Grove City, passed away March 18, 2016, at Mt. Carmel West Hospital.
He was a 1948 graduate of Scioto Township High School in Commercial Point. He served his country during the Korean War.
He worked for Columbia Gas in the corrosion department for 43 years.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hilltop Sportsman Club, volunteered making coffee at the VA in Grove City and was a member of the Honor Guard for VFW Post 8198 and the American Legion Post 164 in Grove City for 18 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Mary Davis; sisters and brothers-in-law, Stella (John) Richardson, Peggy (Emery) Fannin and Esther (Robert) O’Connor.
Richard is survived by his wife of 62 years, Vi (Ranke) Davis; daughter, Valerie Lynn (Doug) Moore; son, Jeffrey Richard (Donna) Davis; grandchildren, Charles Richard (Brittany) Graul, Eric Michael (Mindy Woodruff) Graul and Sara Nicole Davis; great-grandchildren, Madison Shea Graul and Caleb Richard Graul; and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
Friends may visit from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at the Schoedinger Grove City Chapel, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, with a final salute by the VFW and American Legion at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday March 23, 2016, at the funeral home with Pastor Don Allman officiating. Interment will be at Beckett Cemetery in Commercial Point with military honors provided by the VFW and American Legion Honor Guard he so proudly served.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church Organ Fund or the American Legion Post 164 College Scholarship fund.
Please visit www.schoedinger.com to sign Richard’s online guestbook or to leave a special memory or photo.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal