James L. Davis 84, of Frankfort, IN, died at 11:40 p.m. November 27, 2012 at Wesley Manor. Born July 28, 1928 in Frankfort, IN to Lloyd E. & Florence M. (Norris) Davis. He married Barbara A. Scott on January 24, 1953 in West Lafayette and she preceded him in death on July 23, 2009. Mr. Davis was a 1946 graduate of Kirklin High School. A veteran of the U.S. Marines, he served from 1946-1948 during WWII and from 1950-1951 during the Korean War. In 1953 he graduated from Purdue University and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Jim was a farmer for 30 years, State Representative for 16 years, was on the Citizens Majority Caucus, Chairman Agriculture & Rural Development Committee and was the State Alcoholic Beverage Commissioner for 6 years, retiring in 2004 to become a member of the Clinton County Council, where he served until his death. His memberships include; First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Lions Club, Marine Corps League, American Legion, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, Clinton Masonic Lodge, and had received the Indiana Businessman Award. Jim will be remembered as a well respected leader, community servant and a statesman. A loving and caring husband, father and grandfather, Jim’s life will leave a lasting legacy on the community.
Visitation and Services
Memorial Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton St., Frankfort, IN. The family will received friends following the memorial service in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Private family entombment will be in Green Lawn Mausoleum. The family asks in lieu of flowers that memorial donations may be made to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church or Marine Corps League.
2 Daughters: Megan Sheets of Frankfort and Beth (Chris) Bolinger of Auburn
1 Son: Bill (Sarah) Davis of Lafayette
Sister-in-Law: Fran Davis of Atlanta, GA
8 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by son, Tom Davis, grandson, Anderson Davis, son-in-law, Dick Sheets and brother, John N. Davis.