James L. Davis

November 27, 2012

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.

Survived by:

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

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by son, Tom Davis, grandson, Anderson Davis, son-in-law, Dick Sheets and brother, John N. Davis.


7 Condolences for “James L. Davis”

  1. Jack & Connie Scheid November 28, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    So sad about loosing our long time friend Jim. He was a Super guy and a great friend. Connie and I send our love and prayers to the family…God Bless, Jack and Connie Scheid (from Florida)

  2. Tim, Lisa & Kyle Brown November 28, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Beth our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Your dad was a great guy and we enjoyed his company each time that we met him. Sending our love to you and your family. Tim, Lisa & Kyle Brown

  3. Zora B. Walling November 29, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Megan, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your dad. It’s never easy, know that I am praying for you and your family. May the peace that passes all understanding surround you during this difficult time…God Bless you, Zora, Max & Spencer

  4. Terri Dean November 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Megan and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jim, he was a great man, he taught me a lot about a lot of things, he will be greatly missed by all of your family, cherish your memories, you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days. Rick & Terri Dean

  5. Diane Walsh Carter November 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Megan, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Sending love and prayers to you.

  6. Chris Risse December 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    To Russell, I am very sad to hear of the passing of your grandfather. I do enjoy recalling the times we spent at the State House as Pages to Representative Davis. I still hold the flags we received during our time there. More recently, I was delighted to be in his presence as a Clinton County Councilman, though he may not have recalled me. Your grandfather was a great man to our community and will be sadly missed.

  7. Michael A. Harring December 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Beth & Family:
    All of us in the John Deere Global Law Services Group are sorry to learn of your father’s passing and out thoughts and best wishes are with you at this time.
    In deepest sympathy,
    Mike Harring

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