Ronald Lee Davis

Ronald Lee Davis, 75, of Promise City passed away Jan. 15, 2019 at his home in Promise City.

Ron was born on March 28, 1943, in Sherburn, Minn., to Marvin and Evelyn (Mathwig) Davis.  On Nov. 15, 1959, Ron was united in marriage to Betty Maxine Shelton at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Ceylon, Minn.

Ron grew up on a farm and spent many years working on the farm. He did work for a time selling real estate. Ron enjoyed watching western shows, going to flea markets, camping and his winters spent with Betty in New Mexico and Arizona. Ron was truly at peace out on the farm with the cattle and horses driving his tractor and later years with his dog, “Pepper”.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; children: Dar (Bill) Ellis, Patty (Larry) Warren, Cherie Trude, Kathy (Mark) McClain, Dale (Chris) Davis and Jenny Ripperger (Randy); 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great- great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by sister Bev (Terry) Schermerhorn; sister-in-law, Connie Davis; nephew, Jared Davis (who shared a birthday with Ron); and great-grandson, Fisher Anderson.

Funeral service were held Jan. 21 at Thomas Funeral Home in Corydon. Interment followed at Promise City Cemetery.

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