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Richard "Dick" A. Davis

February 6th, 1953 – April 29th, 2018

Richard “Dick” A. Davis, 65, of Astoria, IL, passed away at 9:48 am on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at his home. He was born on Thursday, February 6, 1953 in Canton, IL, the son of Whitney and Norma (Siler) Davis. Dick married Jody Fisher-Welker on October 26, 1996 at their home in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his 3 sons, Brandon L. Welker, Whitney J. (and wife Jordyn) Davis and Chase R. (and fiancée Lyndsey) Davis, all of Astoria, his daughter, Brandy Welker of Astoria, 10 grandchildren, Tyson McGinnis, Addeline McGinnis, Keltyn Foster, Aleah McGinnis, Donnie Welker, Emma Welker, Aubri Welker, Paisley Davis, Pyper Davis and Jessa Davis, 2 brothers, Mike (and wife Peg) Davis of Rushville, IL and Jon Davis of Florida, and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded by his parents and sister, Jill Elliott.

Dick worked at International Harvester for 10 years. He then worked construction and became a Union Carpenter. As a carpenter, Dick became a Carpenter Superintendent for River City Construction, where he proudly worked for 26 years and retired from in 2012.

Dick enjoyed car shows, camping, his garden, riding his Harley, bowling, mushrooming and all of his family and friends.

A service will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Ben Murray will be officiating. A visitation will be held 4 to 7 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the funeral home in Astoria. Cremation rites will be accorded after the service on Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Astoria Fire and Rescue Squad.

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April 30th, 2018

So sorry he was a great gentleman

April 30th, 2018

it's been many years, but the memories of the times I shared with Dick will always be a bright spot in my mind.
RIP my old friend.

April 30th, 2018

So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Linda and Dave Shaw

April 30th, 2018

I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy. Don & Julie Anderson

April 30th, 2018

You are in my heart and prayers. Melissa Meadows, River City Construction

April 30th, 2018

My condolences to all

April 30th, 2018

Another classmate gone too soon. Rest now, Dick. I'm sorry for the loss of a great guy. JoEllen

April 30th, 2018

We are so very sorry for your loss. Dick was an amazing person and will be dearly missed. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Kevin & Michele Beal and Family

April 30th, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Sheila Ogden Shilling

April 30th, 2018

Sorry for your loss Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Dick was a wonderful man he will be missed. Dan and Chris Wilson

April 30th, 2018

Prayers for the family. Went to school with Dick and his brothers and sister.
Met my wife on a double date with Dick 1972!
Good friend🙏🏼

April 30th, 2018

Quentin Wickert

April 30th, 2018

Jody and family so sorry for the families loss of this special man, praying you during this difficult time. Love You, Bob and Susie Bucher

April 30th, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all the family. Bill and Dee Jones

April 30th, 2018

Our hugs and sympathy to you, Jody, and all of your family. May all your wonderful memories help you through the tough times. He is one of Garth's first football players and he said he will never forget him.

April 30th, 2018

Jody and Family so sad to hear of Dick’s passing. What a great guy! So sorry for the loss! Your all in our thoughts and prayers! Hugs! Tim & Mary Driscoll and his the

April 30th, 2018

Sorry for your loss, Jody. Dick was a terrific classmate and close friend. I'll remember him always. Kerry Welker

April 30th, 2018

So sorry for your loss, will keep you in our prayers!

April 30th, 2018

So sorry for you’re loss. You have our sympathies. Pete & Dee Egleton

April 30th, 2018

So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He was a kind man. Mark & Mary S Clayton

April 30th, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God keep you in His arms and give you the strength you need to get through the days a head. Jerry and Denis Barnes

April 30th, 2018

There are certain people in the world who leave a mark. My friend and classmate, Dick Davis, was a man such as this. A friend to all and stranger to none, he will be fondly remembered for his sharp wit, compassion, sense of humor and love of life. The grief process will not be easy for you Jody but rest assured you have our hearts in prayer. Linda Curless

April 30th, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Darryl and Beckie Naff

April 30th, 2018

Thinking of you and your family, Jody. So sorry. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Joe & Letha

April 30th, 2018

Thinking of all of Dick's family who loved him so much. He was a good man. Wendell & Alice Clanin

April 30th, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers for you Jody and all families
The Taylor's, Gary, Bev, Miranda

April 30th, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Jean Estes

May 1st, 2018

RIP my friend. Crow

May 1st, 2018

Jody and family, I grieve for you today at the passing of Dick. I'll always remember his kindness to me as an awkward teenage girl, his great sense of humor, and his love for life. Prayers to you all, Rhonda Price Barfield

May 1st, 2018

We are sorry for your family loss, I was holding my huggy from the 2013 benefit and thinking Dick. Russ Chambers,Altorfer Rents

May 1st, 2018

Dick was such a loving guy. He will be greatly missed and loved by all. Jody, you and all the family are my second family I love you all. Prayers for comfort at this time.
Gary Nichols and Shaunea Thomas

May 1st, 2018

I worked with Dick on several different projects over the years, he was always a pleasure to work with! He will be missed by all who knew him!! AC Jones

May 1st, 2018

Great person prayers n thoughts to Jody n family RIP BRO

May 1st, 2018

Dick was a lot of fun and a great school mate he was great in football basketball and track. Always see friend and full of good times Jim Cornn

May 1st, 2018

So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. I remember all his unselfish help remodelling the Legion in Ipava. Condolences to his family. Doug & Cheryl Martindale

May 3rd, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Barb Rodda

May 3rd, 2018

So sorry to hear that Dick had passed. I worked on several projects with him at river city. He was a great boss and a pleasure to work for. He was also a very close friend that never forgot about you. I’ll miss his calls out of the blue to catch up on our families. And to just say hi and ask if I’d been riding much.
Don & Julie Wilson

May 3rd, 2018

We've had alot of fun and some great rides with Jody and Dick over the years. We later had the privilege of sharing our granddaughters with them. He will forever be in our lives and we promise to always keep his memories alive for the girls.Until we meet again! All our love Jimmy and Debbie Derry

May 4th, 2018

Rick and I just visited with Dick about 5 weeks back when in Astoria. He was a friend since we were teens going to neighboring high schools. Dick lit up when I brought up about memories of his Mom and her floral business. They talked football years of 70,71,72. He will be missed!

May 8th, 2018

Dick was THE coolest guy in our class. Without even trying, it just came naturally to him. I am very sorry to hear that his joy of life was cut short. May he have always an adventurous ride.
Anita tarr

May 16th, 2018

One of my very favorite student band memories in my 18 years at Astoria. A great pereson and a terrific talent with whom to work with for eight schools years in AGS and AHL / Wilbur Carlton, Band Directo

May 16th, 2018

Sorry to hear of Dick's passing. I was a classmate of his all through School at Astoria. Always considered him a friend. He had great sense of humor and always made you feel wecome. My sympathies to Jody and the rest of his family. David Wilson