Robert G. ‘Bob’ Davis, age 85, passed away on Monday evening, September 24, 2018 at the Garden Villa of Bloomington, resulting from a recent stroke in April. He was a resident of Bloomington and a former resident of Brown County and Morgantown.
Bob will be remembered as a wonderful son, brother, husband and father. He was a Christian and throughout his life he displayed high moral and ethical character. Bob was a stable influence for all of those around him.
Bob was born March 12, 1933, in Maryville, TN, to the late Edgar and Rose Eller (Gredicks) Davis. He was raised on a large working farm with four brothers. One of the many funny stories that he will be remembered for is how, as a young man, he would leave the farm fields and come to the dinner table and eat a whole fried chicken and half of a pan of biscuits and boast that he never weighed more than 145 lbs. He attended school in Maryville, TN and went on to serve as a Specialist Third Class in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He married Della “Virginia” (Abrams) Davis on March 27, 1953 in Richmond, Indiana. Their courtship began while living in adjacent apartment buildings. Each evening they would swing on their separate porch swings and Bob would send a wink or two over to Virginia and 8 months later they were married and began their life journey together. She lovingly survives after 65 devoted years of marriage. Together they raised two daughters, Katherine Sue ‘Susie’ Rejko of Destin, FL and Marlene ‘Marti’ (Bob) Reynolds of Bloomington on a forty-acre farm and home Bob built in Brown County. Bob is also survived by a brother, Danny (Donna) Davis of Crossville, TN; grandchildren, Alexandra Nicole Reynolds and Madalyn Rose Reynolds, both of Bloomington; and great granddaughter, Briley Turner of Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by siblings, James, William and Charles Davis; child Robin Gina Davis and grandchild Christin Michelle Turner.
Bob was a master carpenter. He helped build and supervise construction of many commercial structures in the state of Indiana. The last structure was the fire department in Bloomington on 4th and Lincoln before retiring. He was favored by his Captain and was asked many times to build or repair structures on his base in the Army. He retired from AE Pitcher Construction in 1987, where he was the President and Co-Founder. After retirement, he continued working in construction for Driftwood Builders and Bob Davis Construction. Bob enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and traveling with his wife in their RV. Bob and Virginia were snow birds every November, driving down to Florida for the winter months. Bob will be remembered for his heart as big as the open sea. His generosity overflowed and he extended a helping hand to so many friends and family members over the years. Bob will be remembered for his devotion to the Lord and how reading the King James Version Bible meant so much to him.
The Rev. Edward Law will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 am Saturday September 29, at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call on Friday, September 28th from 4 to 8 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Brown County with military rites presented by the Brown County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Bob to the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Ste. 200, Indpls, IN 46278 or the American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway Dr., Ste. 114, Indpls, IN 46250.
Condolences to the family can be made at www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670
Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 10:30 am