TRIBUTES have been paid to a former council boss who died earlier this month.
Grandfather-of-four Roger Davies, of Mold, who was chief executive of Clwyd County Council from 1992, died after a four year battle with non-hodgkin lymphoma.
His daughter Angharad Davies, 44, said: “He will be missed a great deal.”
Mr Davies died on October 10 in Swansea after moving away from Flintshire after falling ill to be close to his family.
He had been a well respected long-serving council officer and retired shortly before Clwyd County Council split into Flintshire, Wrexham, Denbighshire and Conwy Councils in 1996.
Mrs Davies said her father will be remembered as a ‘very modest, unassuming man’.
“He had to come to Swansea because he was poorly during his treatment,” she said.
“He has died after a long illness.”
She said her father was also close to his grandchildren.
“They will all miss him greatly,” she added.
Mr Davies, whose wife of 42 years, Catryn, died in 2007, also had another daughter, Mererid Davies, 43.
During his career working for Clwyd Council he was director of legal services, county secretary, deputy chief executive, before landing the top job of chief executive in 1992.
Mervyn Phillips, Mr Davies’ predecessor as chief executive, praised his commitment to the community.
He said: “He gave great service to Clwyd County Council and the people of Clwyd and helped to see the development of county services will great skill and thoughtfulness.
“He was careful and friendly in his advice to all.”
Mr Davies was also heavily involved in Mold Rotary Club and many other community groups, as well as a trustee of Nightingale Hospice in Wrexham.