Donald Eugene Davis “Donnie”, 71, of Princeton passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at IU Health Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis after a four-month battle with Severe Acute Pancreatitis.


He was born Dec. 12, 1940. He was the former owner of Crickett’s Lunch Room and The Palace, both in Princeton.


Donnie enjoyed spending time with his family and grandkids, cooking, drinking coffee with friends and driving his Willy’s Jeep around town. His contagious laugh, humor and pranks were enjoyed by all.


He is survived by his wife of 7 years, Sandy Davis. They were married Nov. 25, 2005. Surviving along with his wife are two daughters, Kelly Davis of Evansville, Trish Haan (husband Doug) of Lafayette, two stepsons, Willie Ingle of Hazleton and Josh Ingle of Princeton, five grandchildren, Jensen, Kory, Nathan, Kamren and Kendyl; brother Charlie Davis (wife Gail), sisters, Betty Ward, Marge Lanman (husband Jim), Carrol Brown (husband Bud), Darlene Lutz (husband Mike) and brother-in-law, Alan Douglas. He also had 11 nieces and nephews, 21 great nieces and nephews and several great great nieces and nephews.


He is preceded in death by his parents Russell “Crickett” and Mary Davis, sister Brenda Douglas, brother in law Bill Ward and granddaughter Janessa Kempf 


Funeral services will he held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Fort Branch, with military rites. 


Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at Colvin Funeral Home.