Richard O. Davies
01/04/1951 - 12/02/2020
Longtime Sarasota resident Rick Davies, passed peacefully on December 2, 2020, with his daughter by his side.
Rick was born in Pittsburgh, PA on January 4, 1951 to the late Marion and Owen T. Davies. The family eventually settled in Reisterstown, MD where in 1969 Rick graduated from Franklin Senior High School. In 1970 he joined the Army National Guard. Rick’s only child, Kimberly, was born in November 1970 to his late first wife Laura M. Younker of Reisterstown, MD. A few years later the couple moved to Florida and made this area home. In 1976 Rick was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard.
Rick was happiest when he was on the water boating and fishing or under the water scuba diving. Over the years, many amazing memories were made vacationing in the Florida Keys and Bahamas with his grandson, daughter, and son-in-law. These memories we hold dear to our hearts and have made a lasting impression on his grandson Koy, who shares his grandfather’s passion for the ocean. One of Rick’s greatest adventures was landing a massive blue marlin on a boat trip from Key West to Cuba with his late friend Windsor. We never tired of hearing about their outrageous adventures together.
In 2016 with over 25 years of employment, Rick retired from the Sarasota County Utilities Department.
Rick is survived by his grandson Koy, daughter Kimberly, and son-in-law Wendall Jacobsen. He also considered Brittney Hill his granddaughter and helped raise her. Rick was extremely proud of his two grandchildren. Koy will continue his high school internship at Mote Marine, his advanced SCUBA certifications and after graduation study marine biology. Brittney is graduating with her AA and will pursue a degree in physics. He is also survived by two sisters and a brother, Christine Davies and Vincent Davies of South Carolina and Linda Shreck of Maryland.
This kind, funny, quiet and gentle soul will be deeply be missed.
“the sea’s in my veins, my tradition remains” -Jimmy Buffett
A Service with Honors will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery.