Richard Davis

Richard (Dick) G Davis, 87, of Grimes, formerly of Jefferson, Iowa died on December 21, 2023. Richard was the son of Rose Mary Gibbons Davis and Raymond C. Davis. Dick was born on January 30, 1936 at St. Anthony’s hospital in Carroll, Iowa. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1955. Immediately following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and spent 3 years serving his country. After his discharge, Dick went to work for the United States Post office where he was employed for 35 years. On June 4, 1960 he married Janet A. Scharfenkamp of Carroll, Iowa. To this marriage two sons were born, Thomas Richard and Timothy William. In his free time, Dick enjoyed travel, being with friends and family and attending sporting events, especially Iowa State University football and basketball games. Dick was a very caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Janet; son:, Tom (Paula) of Grimes, Iowa and Tim (Gina) of Prosper, Texas; grandchildren: Teresa (Andy) Pope of Ankeny, Iowa and Christina of Montreal Canada; great-grandchildren Colton and Madelyn; sister Mary Rae Bragg; and brother Ronald (Hank) Davis. Dick is preceded in death by his parents. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson. Interment was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Jefferson, Iowa with Military Honors. A Rosary Prayer Service, visitation, and Elk’s Service were all held at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences may be left at

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