To view Ricky's Celebration of Life, Click Here. James Richard 'Ricky' Davis was born on March 6, 1950 to John and Ernestine Davis. He was raised in Topeka, Kansas with his four siblings. He went to Parkdale Elementary School which was one of the first integrated elementary schools in the state of Kansas. Rick enjoyed playing sports throughout Junior High and High School and lettered in Junior High track, breaking several state records. After High School he joined the Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. After getting out of the military he went to school to certify as a Psychiatric aide and worked at Kansas Neurological Institute and also at the Meninger Foundation. While working he attended Washburn University, majoring in Criminal Justice. In 1977, pursuing his career goals he applied at the Youth Center at Topeka and began working for the State of Kansas Department of Corrections and continued this career until 1986. He often voiced how much he enjoyed working with young people. In 1976, he met his future wife Debra, they then married in 1980. They began their lives together and soon brought their first daughter Erica into the world in 1985. Shortly after, they left Topeka in 1986 and moved to Tucson, Arizona with aspirations of Rick furthering his correctional career. In 1988, their second daughter Jessica was born. Rick retired in 1996 due to his health, and then focused on raising his two daughters. He was very grateful for the opportunity to reunite with his oldest daughter Sonjiah these past ten years. Rick will always be remembered for his listening and advice giving qualities. If a friend or family member had a problem, he was always willing to sit down and help them solve it if he could. He possessed many amazing qualities that one could ever ask for in a brother, friend, husband, or father. He will be missed by many of the lives he touched, and his legacy will live on through those that love him. A Memorial Service will be held at Vistoso Memorial Chapel on Saturday, Feburary 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM. (2285 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd. Oro Valley, AZ) A reception for friends and family will be held at the Davis Residence at 4:00 PM Feb, 25th 2012. A future service will be held at Topeka, Ks. for Rick's family and friends. Arrangements are still pending and will be announced as soon as possible.