SHELBURN — Wendell “Chick” Davis, 74, of Shelburn, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. He was born in Sullivan County, on March 15, 1939, to Harry and Effie Robertson Davis. He was a 1957 graduate of Union High School, was employed at Quaker Maid and B & G Home Improvements in Shelburn, and he was a member of the Sullivan Eastern Stars and Sullivan Masonic Lodge Free & Accepted Masons 263.
Preceding him in death are his parents; four brothers, Elmer “Bill” Davis, Harold O. “Peanut” Davis, Claude K. “Jiggs” Davis, and Donald G. “Pod” Davis; sisters, Edith L. Lewellyn (Lewis), Catherine E. “Kate” Arnett (Orval), Mildred “Phrone” Padgett (Beryl), Doris A. Davis, and Lois Saucerman (M. Wayne); and a sister-in-law, Betty Davis.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ellen Henderson Davis; a son, Gerald Davis of Farmersburg; a daughter, Marsha Boes of Terre Haute; a sister, Eva Mae Meyer (Dave); three brothers, M.R. “Dick” Davis of Sullivan, Loren D. Davis and his wife Verne of Shelburn, and Robert D. Davis and his wife Ruthanna of Sullivan; three grandchildren. Amanda Wheeler and her husband William “Billy”, Jonathan Boes, and Jenny Davis; and a great-grandchild, Laylah Wheeler.
Services for “Chick” will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, at Holmes Memorial Chapel, in Sullivan, with the Rev. Norman Santus officiating. Visitation will be Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. with Eastern Star services at 6:30 p.m. and Masonic services at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Center Ridge Cemetery.