Richard Alan Davis, 53, Collierville, died Thursday evening, June 11, 2020 at his mother’s home in Lakeland. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, June 15, at St. Patrick Presbyterian Church, 710 West White Road in Collierville with Reverend Jim Holland officiating. Burial followed at 5 p.m. at the Milledgeville Cemetery in Milledgeville. The family received friends at St. Patrick’s from noon until 2 p.m. on Monday.
He was born Dec. 30, 1966 in Memphis, son of Betty Evans Davis and the late Roy R. Davis. He graduated from White Station High School in 1985 and then received both a Bachelors and a Master’s Degree from the University of Memphis.
From 1985 to 1999, he was a police officer with the Memphis Police Department. He was an auditor for Shelby County government until his illness. He was Officer of the Year for his precinct in 1994. He enjoyed bowling, bowling in the Cordova Bowling League, and he also enjoyed deer hunting. He had a special love for his daughter Olivia.
He is survived by his mother, Betty J. Davis of Lakeland; a daughter, Olivia R. Davis of Collierville; one brother, John R. Davis of Collierville; and his girlfriend J. Lynn Combs of Adamsville.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy R. Davis.