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Dick Davison

June 14, 1934 — November 22, 2021

RICHARD "DICK" DAVISON, of Ogallala, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021, at his home.

Dick was born June 14, 1934, at Ogallala, Nebraska, to Herb and Mary (Wright) Davison.

Dick entered the US Airforce on March 4, 1952, where he served over twenty years. His service would take him to England, where he eventually met and married Mona McCarthy on August 4, 1956, at Reading. Their union was blessed with a son, Michael.

Dick continued to serve in the Airforce, eventually reaching the rank of Technical Sergeant. While he was always very humble about his time spent in the military, his service had garnered a litany of honors, as he'd fought in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Following his honorable discharge in 1972, the family moved to Ogallala, where Dick worked at Arnold Engineering for many years as a machinist.

Despite all that he'd been through in life, Dick always had a positive and easy-going outlook. What might have made others swell with pride, Dick shrugged off as nothing.

Dick found great joy in his grandkids and their friends who would come around the house; all would inevitably and affectionately call him "Gramps." The greatest pride Dick would come to show in life was repeatedly stirred from a place of family.

Dick enjoyed hunting and fishing. In his more youthful days, he served in the volunteer fire department. Perhaps one of his fondest pastimes was taking a cruise around the lake or out to the countryside, which he did weekly with his niece, Shelia. Dick loved to have a good time, telling stories, sharing laughs, and cold drinks with family and friends.

Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Mona; son, Mike; his parents; and brothers-in-law, Mel Dunn and Jack Green.

Survivors include his three grandchildren, Jessica, Jordan, and Blake Davison, all of Ogallala; 2 great-grandchildren, Kelbey and Myles; daughter-in-law, Peg Davison of Ogallala; brother, Herbie (Sunnee) Davison of Lincoln; sisters, Karen Green and Carol Dunn, both of Ogallala; along with many other relatives and friends.

A memorial has been established in his memory. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com.

A Celebration of Life open house will be on Monday, November 29, 2021, from 2-3 pm at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala. Interment with military honors will be in the Ogallala Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Sunday, from 2 pm until 4 pm, at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dick Davison, please visit our flower store.

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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602 N Spruce St, Ogallala, NE 69153

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