Morris W. "Mo" Davis
82, of Franklin, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014 at his residence. He was born May 26, 1932 in Westport, Indiana to Harry E. Davis and Eunice ( Morris ) Davis. He married Sue V. (Miller) Davis on August 11, 1956 in Morgantown, IN., she survives. He was a 1950 graduate of Sand Creek High School in Westport and later graduated from Franklin College in 1957. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, later serving for 25 years as head of the house advisory council. In 1984 he received the National Order of Merit Award, the Fraternity's highest recognition. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Franklin where he had served two terms as church elder, trustee and fifteen years as church auditor. Mr. Davis retired in 1989 from L.S. Ayers and Company in Indianapolis as Vice President and Treasurer after 34 years of service. He then served as auditor for Howard Schultz and Associates for twelve years. He enjoyed participating in various sports and was an avid Pacers, Colts, and Indiana University Basketball fan. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife Sue V. (Miller) Davis of Franklin; children, Amy J. Gartner (Tim) of Crystal Lake, IL. And Robert M. Davis (Nancy) of Kildeer, IL; grandchildren, Abby Gartner and Patrick Gartner both of Crystal Lake, IL., Hanna Davis and Ben Davis both of Kildeer, IL; two nieces, Virginia Allen (Greg) and Merrilynn Hamilton (Bob) both of Westport, IN; and a nephew, James Ponsler (Mary) of Westport. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Will Gartner on October 8, 2001; his parents, and a sister, Lila Ponsler. The Reverend Peter Jessen will conduct a service at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church in Franklin 100 East Madison Street Franklin. Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center , 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin. Burial with military honors will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, attention Ministry of the Youth, 100 East Madison Street Franklin, Indiana 46131. Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.swartzmortuary.com. Information 317-738-0202.