Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:00 pm
Richard “Dick” Davies, 76, of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 25, 2012.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Community Church of Tellico Village, with the Rev. Martin Singley officiating.
Full military honors will be conferred by the Loudon County Veterans Honor Guard.
A reception will follow in the church Christian Life Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Church of Tellico Village or the Child Advocacy Center, 887 Hwy. 70 West, Lenoir City, TN 37771.
Click Funeral Home and Cremations Tellico Village Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Dick was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pa. He graduated from Louisiana State University, where he was a member of the basketball team. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Dick was awarded the Gold Medal as a member of the United States basketball team in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
He is a member of the Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Olympic Sports Halls of Fame.
He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. after 32 years service, during which time he served as Union City plant manager
Dick served as a member of the University of Tennessee Development Council.
He also served as chairman of the Baptist Hospital Foundation Board, the Mercy Hospital Foundation Board and as a member of the Trinity Foundation Board, East Tennessee Foundation Board and the Helen Ross McNabb Foundation Board.
Dick was an avid tennis player, winning numerous state championships. He was a member of the Community Church of Tellico Village.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edris and Esther Davies; and three brothers: Robert Davies, Thomas Davies and Edris Davies.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Davies; his children, Robin Beiswenger and husband Robert, Robert Davies and wife Jennifer, Richard Davies and wife Sharon and Dawn Idom and husband Charles; his grandchildren, Ashlei and Robert Beiswenger, Olivia, Emily and Charles Idom and Cami Davies; his sister-in-law, Mary Davies; his brother, Ray Davies and wife Dale; his sister-in-law, Edith Davies; his sister, Bettye Frierson and husband Edward; and many nieces and nephews. Published in The Messenger 2.28.12