|Birth: ||Jan. 15, 1923|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 2004|
Eldon Paul Davis
Jan. 15, 1923-Aug. 8, 2004
Eldon Paul Davis, 81, of 7984 N. 700 West, Culver, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth. He was born on Jan. 15, 1923, in Culver, the son of Guy and Fredona (Rinehart) Davis.
On June 30, 1945, he married Elisabeth Zechiel, who survives. He is also survived by a son, Paul (Cathy) Davis, Culver; a daughter, Eldonna (Michael) Risner, Knox; grandchildren, Justin Davis, Culver, Brandon (Jamie) Davis, Muncie, Clint, Brent, Keith, and Kurt Risner, Knox; and one great-grandchild, Matthew Davis, Muncie.
He spent his entire life working on the family farm as a dairyman and raising hogs. Even though he had a busy work life, he found time to be involved in community activities, with his family being most important. He enjoyed watching and attending all the activities of his children and grandchildren, and always looked forward to family get-togethers.
His favorite hobby was collecting antique tractors, with his favorite being a Titan like the one his father owned. He liked to show them by participating in various parades. He graduated from Culver High School in 1941, and he attended agricultural short courses at Purdue University in 1942 and 1943. While attending Purdue, he sang in the Glee Club with Al Stewart, who was the first full-time director there. He played the trombone in the school band.
He was Aubbeenaubbee Township Trustee from 1962-1970; a member of the Aubbeenaubbee Township Improvement Corporation; member of the Marshall County Dairy Association, Marshall County Humane Society, Fulton County Historical Society and 55-year member of the Culver Lions Club. He was serving his 23rd consecutive year on the Culver Community School Board and he was a member of the Aubbeenaubbee High School construction holding corporation.
He was a member of the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday school superintendent for 18 years, a class teacher, a trustee and janitor. Being gifted with a good voice, he also sang at many church services, weddings and a few funerals. He also led the singing of the many singspirations held at local churches, and played the violin in the church orchestra.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Barbara; and brothers, Donald Davis, Culver, and Harold Davis, Columbus, Ohio.
Services entrusted to Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver.
Guy B Davis (1894 - 1968)
Fredona Rinehart Davis (1899 - 1988)
Donald A Davis (1920 - 1969)*
Eldon Paul Davis (1923 - 2004)
Harold Allen Davis (1925 - 1994)*
Created by: William Taber
Record added: Jan 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24237445
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