Leonard Davis Obituary

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Leonard R. Davis

October 1, 1925 - November 29, 2013
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Leonard R Davis, 88, of Richmond, died early Friday morning, November 29, 2013, in the comfort of his own home, after a period of declining health. He was born at the Four Corners in Richmond, NH, on October 1, 1925, to Adelbert W. and Effie R. (Kimball) Davis, and was a lifelong Richmond resident. He began working in the logging industry with local friends after he completed his schooling. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Oklahoma City. After an Honorable Discharge, he returned to Richmond and began working for Lawrence Leathers. After the close of the plant, he started working for the Town of...
Leonard R Davis, 88, of Richmond, died early Friday morning, November 29, 2013, in the comfort of his own home, after a period of declining health.

He was born at the Four Corners in Richmond, NH, on October 1, 1925, to Adelbert W. and Effie R. (Kimball) Davis, and was a lifelong Richmond resident.

He began working in the logging industry with local friends after he completed his schooling. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Oklahoma City. After an Honorable Discharge, he returned to Richmond and began working for Lawrence Leathers. After the close of the plant, he started working for the Town of Richmond road crew. In time he became the Road Agent, his retirement from the town in 2006 only allowed him to pursue another career selling bait.

He married Valma E LaBelle on June 10, 1948, in a ceremony in W. Swanzey. They celebrated 57 years of marriage before her passing in August 2005.

He was a member of the Winchester VFW, Post # 3968, a former member of the Richmond Volunteer Fire Department and had attended the United Church of Christ of Keene.

He had a love of fishing, gardening and tending to his peach trees. He found companionship in the dogs he owned over the years, most recently his dog Iza. His love of dogs extended to his jobs of Road Agent and while he worked a trash collection route in town, he always had a stash of dog biscuits to share with the dogs along his travels, and they came to know his route and would seemingly be waiting for his arrival. Although he had a strong work ethic, formed by years of various jobs, his down time included work around the home, and an enjoyment of watching and cheering on the Red Sox and the Patriots.

He is survived by his two daughters: Lynn Adams and her husband Chip of Richmond and Wendy Payne and her husband Dwayne of Lubbock, TX; two sons: Joseph Davis and his wife Cathy of Richmond and Gary Davis of Fairbanks, AL; 20 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as a special friend Rose Rhoades. He was predeceased by his wife: Valma E Davis, a son: Gordon Davis, two grandchildren: Theresa Davis and Michael Davis, a sister: Ethel Pasno Morse; and two brothers: Louis Pasno and Albert William Davis.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00. Services will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 11:00 at the Fletcher Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made, in Mr. Leonard R Davis's name, to: The Richmond Fire & Rescue, c/o Ed Atkins, 17 Winchester Rd, Richmond, NH 03470 or to HCS Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services (www.hcsservices.org), PO Box 564, 312 Marlboro St, Keene NH 03431

Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services (www.fletcherfuneralhome.com), 33 Marlboro St, Keene, NH 03431 has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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