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Richard C. Davis, 79, of Lafayette, passed away at 6:55 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Mulberry Health and Retirement Community. Born March 18, 1935 in Lafayette, he was the son of the late William C. and Sylvia M. (Yost) Davis. He was a 1951 graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and attended Purdue University. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a self employed contractor and homebuilder for 35 years.
Richard married Lucille M. Engle on January 27, 1978 in Las Vegas, NV and she survives. He was a member of the American Legion Post #81 and enjoyed reading, woodworking, hunting, traveling and wintering in Destin, FL.
Surviving with his wife are his children, Robert Davis of Lafayette, Roy Davis (wife, Kelly) of Clarks Hill, and Diana Jewell (husband, Jeff) of Lafayette; three step-sons, Gary, James, and Kevin Port all of Lafayette; his sister, Fay Killian of Lafayette; sister-in-law, Margaret Bishop of Lafayette; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, 2 sisters and 2 brothers.
Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Mausoleum with Rev. Dr. Clayton Kendall officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinsons Association. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at