Roger Wilson Davis

Born: Tue., Nov. 29, 1927
Died: Fri., Jul. 12, 2019


5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 18, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 20, 2019
Location: Weathers Funeral Home

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Roger Wilson Davis, 91, of Trabuco Canyon CA died Friday, July 12, 2019 at Magnolia Center in Robinson, IL after years of declining health.

Roger was born November 29, 1927 in Louisville, Kentucky to James Hubert and Anna Wilson Bell Davis. He grew up on the family farm in Washington County, Indiana near Livonia graduating from Salem High School in 1945. He was raised by his grandparents, James Willam and Cordella Gilstrap Davis with invaluable contributions by his four Aunts, Ruby, Margie, Blanche and Mattie. He worked a survey crew for the state of Indiana after graduation, laying out what would become Interstate 65, from one end of the state to the opposite. He married Thelma Lyttle in 1950 and they had two children, Mike and Suzie. He joined the United States Air Force In 1952 and was honorably discharged December 1955. He then attended college at Tri-State University, now known as Trine University, in Angola IN, graduating with a degree in engineering in 1958. He was hired by Marathon Oil Company in 1958 and moved to Robinson IL. In 1971, he changed employment to Flour Construction and Engineering Co., and relocated to Orange County CA.  In April 1973 he married Donna Sue Glenn Fox and with daughters Susan and Jamie they built a life together in southern California.
As a project manager for both employers, Roger enjoyed success on many multi-dimensional assignments in countries all over the world including Germany, Venezuela, South Africa, South Korea and the United States.
An avid golfer, Roger was said to have had a single digit handicap at one time. He shot three hole in ones.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, four aunts and step granddaughter. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna Sue, son Michael “Mike” (Beth), daughters Suzanne “Suzie” Davis (Larry Nickell), Susan Theodorou (Paul Platamone), Jamie (Scott) Casey. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, both biological and acquired.

A visitation will be held Thursday July 18, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM CDT at Pulliam Funeral home in Robinson IL. Funeral services will be held Saturday July 20, 2019 at Weathers Funeral Home, Salem IN at 11:00 AM EDT following a one-hour visitation beginning at 10:00 AM EDT. Interment will be conducted at Kansas Church Cemetery, rural Salem IN immediately following.

Memorial donations may be made to Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, PO Box 940, St. Ignatius, MT 59865-0940.  Envelopes will be available at Pulliam Funeral Home.

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Eleanor Mallory-Gaddis
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
Donna Sue, I am so sorry for your great loss. My prayers are with you. Would love to see you sometime but don't get to Robinson very often. My daughter Jill Parkhurst and her husband Greg and children Justin and Patrick and their wives Keshia, friend Megan Acord and grandchildren Chloe Parkhurst and Finlely Parkhurst live there too.

God bless you and take care of yourself and happy you found such true love.

Sincerely, Eleanor (Reeder) Mallory-Gaddis

Devan Webb
   Posted Wed July 17, 2019

PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Southwest Airlines Inflight Operations.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. LUV, Sonya Lacore and your Southwest Airlines Inflight Operations Family

Robert & Wanda Chlebda
   Posted Thu July 18, 2019
Dearest Donna Sue,
Our hearts break for you and your family. Please be comforted in knowing that it is only through passing that we are all then able to enter our eternal and everlasting lives and love with all our loved ones forever.
Love always, Bob & Wanda Chlebda

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