Charles Robert "Bob" Davis, 87, of Bloomfield, passed away Thursday May 8, 2014, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Shelby County, Ind., to Charles Arnold and Dorothy Means Arnold. Shortly after birth he came to know James and Rose Davis as his adoptive parents.
Bob, as he was widely known to family and friends, spent his professional career as a carpenter, residential building contractor and owner along with his wife, Deldora, of a mobile home park in New Mexico. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy at the conclusion of World War II. He was always known as an avid gardener, outdoorsman, conversationalist and a self-educated individual.
Bob is survived by son James A. Davis and wife Beverly of Albuquerque; daughter Sharon McKeen and husband Dr. Charles McKeen M.D., of Bloomington, Ind.; grandchildren Charles E. McKeen and wife Kathryn, Erin Johnston and husband Andrew, Regan Redstone and husband Josh, Laura Riddle and husband Mark, Kerry Fuentes and husband Jose; seven great-grandchildren; sister Ruby Moon Vandeveer; brother-in-law Donald Nelson. He was preceded in death by both his biological parents and adoptive parents; brothers, Jack Arnold and Jerry Davis; and sisters, Sharon K. Arnold and Carol Sue Rogers Bobella.
Graveside services will be held later this week in Memory Gardens of Farmington, where he will be laid to rest next to his wife Deldora, who preceded him in death in 2013.
Allen Funeral Home 4155 S. Old Highway 37, Bloomington, Ind., and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhom.org.
Allen Funeral Home
4155 S Old State Road 37 Bloomington, IN 47401-7483
Published in Farmington Daily Times from May 13 to May 23, 2014