OBITUARY

Warren Ray Davis

May 25, 1954February 26, 2018

Warren R Davis. 63, of Crawfordsville, Indiana passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 26, 2018. Warren was the son of Ray Henry and Goldena (Froedge) Davis, born May 25, 1954 in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1972 and attended both Purdue and Taylor Universities. Warren was also part of the Spokesman Bicycle Group, one time riding his bike from Denver, Colorado back to Indiana. Throughout his life, Warren had a tireless work ethic beginning at the age of eight when he worked his first paper route for the Journal Review. He was also the proud owner of his former Coast to Coast Hardware Store in Baraboo, WI, later moving to Denver, CO to work at the corporate office. He returned to Crawfordsville in 1989 and started working at RR Donnelley (now LLC) until his time of death. Known for a personality full of laughter and his genuine interest in the lives of his family and friends, Warren was regarded as a personable and loving confidant to all of those in his life. Warren married the love of his life, Julie (Finch) Davis on June 17, 1978 in Grantsburg, WI. Warren and Julie would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this June. He supported her dream of running the Davis Photography Studio for nine years. They have had the time of their lives in the last two years traveling in their Airstream camper and finding new adventures, the greatest of which has been visiting their children’s homes and investing in the lives of their grandchildren. Warren is survived by his three children Joshua (Hannah) Davis in Crystal Lake, IL, Joel (Cyndi) Davis in Crawfordsville, IN, and Jenny (Win) Fox in Columbus, OH; grandson, Jayden and granddaughter Norah Davis; sisters, Barbara (Stephen) Johnson and Dorothy (Mark Allen) Davis; brother-in-law, Jeff (Tracey) Finch, Joel (Kris) Finch, Kelly (Rick Leffelman) Finch and his mother-in-law, Bev Finch; and he is survived by nine nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Mark Finch, father-in-law Darrell Finch; parents, Henry and Goldena Davis; maternal grandparents, John and Ann Froedge; and paternal grandparents, Raymond and Marie Davis. The family invites you to Celebrate Warren’s life with them between 1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018 at their home 410 East Wabash, Crawfordsville, Indiana. There is parking at the Wilson Elementary School. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Family of Warren Davis to be designated at a later time.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Warren Ray Davis

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Patti Branstetter West

March 8, 2018

My memories of Warren are mostly tied to the many hours we spent together as part of the MYF group at Trinity United Methodist. Warren was always smiling and friendly and was kind to me at a time when I was facing a lot of teasing and felt like an outsider. One of my favorite memories is when he got a group of us to go on a long bike ride through the country out to the airport and back. I thought my legs were going to fall off, but we had a lot of fun. My condolences to his family. He is gone way too soon.

Leisa Prasser

March 6, 2018

My first memory of Warren was double dating with him and my now husband, John. It was only our second date. John and Warren had been childhood friends and Warren’s Dad, Ray Henry, gave John guitar lessons. Later, when John and I moved back to Crawfordsville, we hung out as young couples with Warren and Julie both at our place and their house on Country Club Road. I remember the two large picture windows that made it possible to see straight through the house! I also remember what a knack Warren had for always remembering a person’s name after only meeting them one time. It was quite a gift! You will be missed, Warren. Sorry for your loss, Julie.

Mike Beck

March 6, 2018

If I was not in Florida, I would have been at his "Celebration of Life" Service. I have no doubt that Warren is in Heaven today, and we will see Him again. It is not how long we live, but how WELL we live. Warren lived his life with love for his family and a desire to serve others. My prayers are with the family and all those who will miss the joy of being with him.

Donita Froedge Patton

March 6, 2018

Warren was just that guy. Not only my wonderful cousin, but the one who could make you feel like the most important person in a room of crowded people. He was loving, kind, and had a smile a mile wide. He was a devoted family man spending every minute he could with wife, Julie, children, and grands. When he brought Julie home to meet the family, we knew she was the one for him. Together they built a life of of wonderful memories. Even though Warren's life here on earth was cut short, he lived everyday as if it were his last! You will be missed by many but thank you for giving us so much with which to remember you by. Rest in Peace and Fly Hi, cousin!

Debbie Page

March 6, 2018

My first memory of Warren was of him working as a lifeguard at The Sportsman’s Club and him hitching a ride from my my mom while I was in the car. How fun it was later when my daughter Jennifer would become very close friends with his daughter Jenny! I have witnessed what a wonderful family man he was and how he extended that love to my daughter as well. His kindness towards me and my family will never be forgotten. I love you all and we will miss Warren too. I’m so thankful for the beautiful life he lived. He blessed us all. Praying for you all during this very difficult time. Debbie and Mike Page

Paul & Dee Jump

March 5, 2018

Just heard of our young friend's untimely passing. Warren was a strong youth leader in the 1970s when we first knew him, and a great "big brother" type friend to our son Steve. Our love to Julie and all the family! Paul & Dee Jump (Franklin IN)

FROM THE FAMILY