Charles F. Davis


Charles F. Davis, 73, of Greenfield, passed away at 9:02 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2015, at home, surrounded by his family. After a courageous battle with cancer, he is now at peace with the Lord. Charles was born on March 23, 1942, in Indianapolis as the son of Virginia Beck.

He graduated from Lawrence-Central High School in 1960. Charles attended Purdue University and earned his Associate of Applied Science degree in Architectural Engineering Technology in 1963. He proudly served his country in the Army.

Charles worked for Tousley-Bixler Construction Co. as Vice President of Operations for 18 years and then served The Skillman Corporation as Senior-Vice President of Construction for 22 years before retiring in 2007.

Charles was a devoted husband to Norma L. Davis for 52 years, a loving father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He loved spending time with family and friends; trap shooting, hunting, traveling, reading, playing cards, and snowmobiling. He was a life-time member of the NRA and he attended New Palestine United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Norma L. Davis; children, Kim (Teresa) Davis, Jennifer (Ellen) Riley-Davis and Chad (Shannon) Davis; four grandchildren, Christopher Johnson, Jaimie Beck, Kelsie (Trey) Hornberger and Kayla Jacob; one great- grandchild, Braedon Beck; beloved sister-in-law, Marietta Christ; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Beck; stepfather, Russell Beck; uncle, William Mead (better known as “Uncle Joe”) and grandparents, Charles F. and Elsie J. Mead.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, also at the mortuary.  Pastor Mark Wesler will be officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklandon Cemetery in Oaklandon.

Memorial contributions may mailed directly to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123, or envelopes will be available at the mortuary.

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