Claude A. Davis Jr., 95, a Princeton resident for the past 60 years, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at The Waters of Princeton.
He was born June 22, 1921 in Corydon, Indiana to the late Claude A. Davis Sr. and Anna Mae (Walk) Davis.
He was a graduate of Purdue University in 1943 and then served his country from February 1943 – August 1946 in the U. S. Army, serving in the Philippines. He was employed as a Cooperative Extension Agent for 35 years (1946-1981) in Jennings and Gibson Counties. He served on the Gibson County Council for 16 years and served on the Gibson County Fair Board in the years after retiring as an Extension Agent. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Princeton since 1956 and served as an Elder and on many committees over the years. He was a member of Princeton Kiwanis since 1957 with a life membership in this organization. He was also a Masonic member of Prince Lodge No. 231 F & AM and Golden Fleece Chapter No. 176 Order of Eastern Star. He also did farming, woodworking, mechanical work and lawn mowing for many years. Claude was very proud of receiving the Sagamore of the Wabash award on December 12, 1989.
Claude is survived by his children, Bruce H. Davis of Princeton, Claudia Pear (Dan) of Peru, IN and Suzanne Rudman (Rich) of West Lafayette, IN; a son-in-law, Lynn Sebring of Angola, IN; a special friend, Joanne Robb of Princeton; grandchildren, Karen McCrumb, Amy McMillen (Dave), Kathryn Zeck (Kevin), Jason Pear (Elizabeth), Kate Morgan (J B), Emily Curry (Joshua) and Drew Rudman; 12 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; a brother, Velmar Davis (LaVerne) of Virginia; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Harris; and also nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nelle (Harris) Davis on November 24, 2004, they were married August 15, 1943; a daughter, Linda Sebring in 2011; a brother, Donald Davis; and 1 great granddaughter.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. (CST) Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Jarmon Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. (CST) Tuesday at Colvin Funeral Home. Military rites will be provided by Retired Military Veterans.