Vernon L. "Pete" Davis
1931 - 2019
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Vernon L. "Pete" Davis

Cammack - Vernon L. "Pete" Davis, 87, of Cammack, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Pete was born on July 16, 1931 in Delaware County, Indiana to the late Frank and Florence (Plummer) Davis. He was a 1949 graduate of Yorktown High School. Pete served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954 as an Airman First Class. He was stationed in Japan among other places during his service. Pete was known by many as the Mayor of Cammack. He owned and operated Pete's Grocery in Cammack for 46 years before selling in 2005. Pete was a member of the Cammack United Methodist Church, The Masonic Lodge #433 of Muncie, Shrine Club, Murat Shrine Club, Scottish Rite, Moose Lodge, and the American Legion where he was past commander.

Pete is survived by two children, Joe Hall (wife Susie) and Annie Hall; three grandchildren, Robin Hall (wife Christy), Mike Hall (Wife Marianne), and Teri Lewellen (husband Scott); five grandchildren, Kyle and Parker Lewellen, and Brock, Joey, and William Hall; and 10 nieces and nephews, Denny, Tom, and Larry Davis, Shirley Doughty, Norma Jean Miller, Diana Reynolds, Barbara Jones, Debbie Capua, Becky Hayes, and Rodney Davis.

Pete was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Mary (Brown) Davis; a granddaughter, Tami Cornett; 5 siblings, Homer Davis, Mary Miller, Jean Dragoo, Benny Davis, and Bill Davis; and a nephew, Bobby Davis.

A funeral service to celebrate Pete's life will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, May 17, 2019 at Cammack United Methodist Church, 1901 N. Cammack St., Muncie, IN 47304. Pastor Jerry Thomas will officiate and Masonic Rites will be held. Burial will follow in Hawk Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the Veterans of Delaware County Honor Guard.

Friends and family may gather to share and remember from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM Friday at Cammack United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Cammack United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

Share a memory of Pete and leave your condolences at www.gantfuneralhomes.com

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gant Funeral Homes. The Gant and Miller families are honored to celebrate Pete's life with his family and community.




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Published in The Star Press on May 15, 2019.
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May 21, 2019
Mr. Pete was a staple of many fond childhood memories for too many children of rural Delaware County to count. What a wonderful man he was. Very fond memories of picking out my candy or Hostess Cherry pies among the dusty shelves and knowing it would be better than from any other place because it came from Pete. May God bless his family.
Amy Steck
May 15, 2019
I'll never forget trips to Pete's Grocery growing up. Riding our bikes over. Mini Bikes when we were a bit older. Sadly I had some friends that were slick fingered, but anytime I found out they'd taken candy, I'd come back and pay up. It was nonsense. Pete appreciated my honesty and I appreciated him. Last I saw him was while shooting the film Return In Red with Tyler Tharpe. Good Ol' Pete. Never a bad memory of this amazing man.
Jen Winslow
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May 15, 2019
I knew Pete from when I was Dr. Suer's nurse. What a great guy! Funny, personable, & kind! My condolences to the family in your loss!

Carol Richards. RN
Carol Richards
May 15, 2019
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May 15, 2019
Rest in Peace Uncle Pete! You are in some of my fondest childhood memories. You always had a smile on your face and great advice when I needed it.

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Angie Davis-Dobney
Angie Davis- Dobney
May 15, 2019
R.I.P. PEETE HAVE A COLD BEER WAITING WHEN I GET THERE. AND WE'LL TALK AND SWAP WAR STORIES AND THE GROWTH AND PROGRESS YOU SAW WITH THE CHANGES THAT CAMMACK WENT THRU OVER THE YEARS
RANDY BROWN
May 14, 2019
I will never forget Pete. All the memories of riding my pony or bike from Reed Station to Commack, for a pop and a bag of penny candy. My sister and I must have ridden a million miles in the summertime. We we're blessed to know him.
Tana Pittsford
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