Richard Stover — Former Davie Fire Chief dies

Stover, Richard Leon, 80, of Davie, FL passed away peacefully, at his home, on January 21, 2013. Richard was Fire Chief for the Town of Davie Volunteer Fire Department from 1969-1988. He also spent 30 years as a truck driver for Amoco Oil Co. Richard is survived by his sister Shirley, five children Mitzi, Richard, Tracy, Vicky and Steve, three nieces, five grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren1

The Davie Volunteer Fire Department, which was chartered on October 6, 1952. The roots extend even prior to that when a group of people banded together to fight fires (no dates available). This volunteer department serviced Davie, as well as the majority of SW Broward’s unincorporated areas and surrounding communities. The first Fire Chief was Cecil Achemire, followed in succession by; Carroll Anderson, Cecil Achemire, William Griffin, Robert Biggs, Earl Mount, Larry Landers, Joe Ryan, Frank Wiess, Clyde Nash, Richard Stover, Joe Ryan, Richard Stover, Frank Buchert, and Richard Christensen.2

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  1. Grow up in Davie and was a junior fire fighter. Remember well Joe ,Clyde,frank and Richard. Can you tell me if Joe Ryan is still alive. I would love to go see him. I was around when the station burnt in the early 60s

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