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July 14, 2013

Thomas Leo Davis

TERRE HAUTE — Thomas Leo Davis, of Terre Haute, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Born in Hart County, Ky., on Sept. 19, 1925, to Chester and Bernice Davis. Tom grew up in Indiana-polis, graduating from Washington High in 1943. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

He married Bettie Jean Klebusch of Greencastle in 1949. Upon graduation from Indiana State Teachers College in 1951, he taught in Cloverdale before moving to Terre Haute in 1956, where he taught math for over 35 years at Sarah Scott Jr. High. He retired in 1988 to tend his garden and read. He was a member of Central Christian Church for almost 50 years.

Tom is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bettie; his sons, Bruce (Denice) and Tom (Marty); grandsons, Dustin, Dylan, and Zane; his brother, Chester Allen (Barbara); and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Claudene Shelton, Emogene Fiddler, and Bernice Davis.

Visitation is 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Gothic Chapel at Crown Hill Cemetery, 700 West 38th St., in Indianapolis. Service at 11 a.m. The family kindly requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made at:  crownhill.org.

 

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