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Richard A. Davis, November 13, 1937 — February 19, 2021

Richard A. Davis (Dick)passed away peacefully on February 19, 2021 at “Our House” in Sisters.

He was born November 13, 1937, in Eugene.

He was known in Sisters for 40-plus years as the owner of Davis Tire & Towing.

Dick and Eleanor moved to Sisters in 1962, with all their worldly possessions in a VW Bug and a half-ton pickup. They leased the Hancock Gas Station (now Space Age). In 1964, they bought the Silver Spur Motel (adjacent to Space Age). In the 1970s, Dick built a gas station downtown (now the Sinclair). In 1991 he moved the tire store to the industrial park.

He retired from all of his business in 2003.

Dick was a hard-working man, but in his retirement years he found a lot of joy riding a side-by-side in the desert of Southern California. He enjoyed the thrill of making Eleanor scream going over dunes and going way too fast. In retirement, he also tinkered with auto sales, tow truck driving, and advice giving. Lots of advice giving.

He is survived by his wife of almost 61 years, Eleanor Davis; two children, Art Davis (wife Kathleen) and Joan Jacobson; six grandkids, Mandy Terrill (husband Mark), Shannon Kromm (husband John), Keith Schnider, Kassie Tippett (husband Eric), KC Laubsch (wife Sara), Jaycee Jacobson, and, of course, his 11 great-grandkids.

He will be greatly missed by his family.

Graveside services will be held March 12 at 11 a.m. at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.


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