June 8, 1927 - Dec. 12, 2013
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MISHAWAKA - James W. Davis, 86 years old, residing in Mishawaka, IN, passed away at 11:43 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the Hospice House, South Bend. Mr. Davis was born on June 8, 1927 in South Bend to the late William G. and Grace (Kelly) Davis. He has remained a lifelong resident. On November 28, 1964 in Michigan City, IN, he married Geraldine A. Ames who preceded in death on June 25, 2013. One grandson, Mitchell Davis; step-son, Robert Tuszynski; and two sisters, Helen Custard and Rita Benford, all preceded in death. Mr. Davis is survived by his daughter, Brenda (Dennis) Ingleright of Mishawaka; two sons, Larry J. Davis of Ft. Myers, FL and William A. (Pamela Williams) Davis of Mishawaka; step-son, Richard (Sandra) Tuszynski of Garvin, MN and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Davis is also survived by his two sisters, Mardell Goralczyk of South Bend and Jean (Elmo) Vernasco of Granger; and brother, Donald Davis of San Diego, CA. Mr. Davis retired in 1972 after over 30 years of employment in frozen food sales for Redi-Froze. He honorably served his country with the United States Navy during WWII. He was a loving husband and father. Mr. Davis was an avid bowler and will miss bowling with the Golden Gang. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, Notre Dame football and was an avid Detroit Tigers fan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the St. Therese, Little Flower Catholic Church, 54191 Ironwood Road, South Bend. A private burial will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery, Salisbury, MO. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to services in the church on Monday. Palmer Funeral Home-Hickey Chapel, South Bend is assisting the family. Contributions in memory of James W. Davis may be donated to the Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Palmer Funeral Homes - Hickey Chapel
17131 Cleveland Rd. South Bend, IN 46635
Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 14, 2013