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Gilliland Howe Funeral Home

110 East North Street, Greensburg, IN

OBITUARY

Roger M. Davis

March 6, 1947March 8, 2020
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Roger M. Davis, 73 of Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on March 8th, 2020 from health complications while under hospice care at Miller’s Merry Manor. Roger was born on March 6th, 1947 in Buchanan County, Virginia and was the son of Hayes and Ines Davis and brother to Tyrone (Cleofoe) Davis, Rita (Enrique) Davis, and Gary (Vickie) Davis. He married Miriam Miranda Caballero on October 28th, 1967 in Dolega, Chiriqui, Rep. of Panama. From his first marriage he and Miriam had 3 daughters, Jannie (Curtis) Combs Jr. of Greensburg, Indiana, Patricia (Douglas) Bowlby of Newark, Ohio and Angelica (Hanoi) Davis of Miami, Florida. He later had 2 other daughters Leidy Nunez of La Concepcion, Chiriqui, Rep. of Panama and Tonya Cisneros of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He had 10 grandchildren including Jeanine Dale of Greensburg, Indiana, Angelica (Luis) Ledezma of Miami, Florida, Maria, Curtis III and Victor Combs of Greensburg, Indiana, Katherine, George and Abner Rivera of La Concepcion, Chiriqui, Rep. of Panama, and Elijah and Damion Martinez of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He had 4 great-grandchildren Alexis Dale, Sebastian and baby Ledezma on the way, Geovanni Rivera and 2 step-daughters Araceli and Alondra Santana of Mexico Much later Roger remarried his current wife Teofila Ayala Regalado in East Palatka, Florida on September 9th, 2010. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, his brother Verlee Davis, his sister Diana Shultz, his son baby Matthew Davis, his grandson Jordan Dale and his great-grandson Micah Dale. Roger enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from October 1965 to October 1972 during the Vietnam War Era where he had been honorably discharge. Later he then attended Colorado Community College where he obtained an Associate’s Degree in welding. He worked in welding for many years at various companies such as Unifacs, and Kaiser Aluminum of Heath, Ohio; Hardin County in Kenton, Ohio; General Dynamics of Lima, Ohio; Armor Group Inc. of Madison, Indiana; Atlas LLC Holdings of Columbus, Ohio; PDM Bridge, LLC of Palatka, Florida and Caterpillar of Athens, Georgia. While working at many of these places Roger worked very hard and took pride in his work at each job where he made various machinery pieces, ATM machines, roller coasters and bridges among other creative inventions. This allowed him to grow and develop into an outstanding welding supervisor and engineer. When Roger wasn’t working he enjoyed inventing a machinery parts cleaner that later he had patented. He enjoyed working on cars, camping, fishing, boating, grilling, helping out neighbors, but most of all enjoyed spending time with his family. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 12:00 noon until the time of the Funeral at 1:00 pm. Rev. David Little will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison, Indiana with Military Honors. Memorial contributions can be made to the Family. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com

  • FAMILY

  • Hayes Davis, Father (deceased)
  • Ines Davis, Mother (deceased)
  • Miriam Miranda Caballero, First Wife
  • Jannie (Curtis) Combs, Jr., Daughter
  • Patricia (Douglas) Bowlby, Daughter
  • Angelica (Hanoi) Davis, Daughter
  • Leidy Nunez, Daughter
  • Tonya Cisneros, Daughter
  • Jeanine Dale, Grandchild
  • Angelica (Luis) Ledezma, Grandchild
  • Maria Combs, Grandchild
  • Curtis Combs III, Grandchild
  • Victor Combs, Grandchild
  • Abner Rivera, Grandchild
  • Elijah Martinez, Grandchild
  • Damion Martinez, Grandchild
  • Alexis Dale, Great Grandchild
  • Sebastian Rivera, Great Grandchild
  • Baby Ledezma Rivera, Great Grandchild
  • Geovanni Rivera, Great Grandchild
  • Araceli Santana, Step-Daughter
  • Alondra Santana, Step-Daughter
  • Teofila Ayala Regalado, Wife
  • Matthew Davis, Infant Son (deceased)
  • Jordan Dale, Grandson (deceased)
  • Micah Dale, Great Grandson (deceased)
  • DONATIONS

  • To the Davis Family

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 12, 2020

Memories

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Maye (Clyde) Ratliff

March 13, 2020

We send our condolence in the pass -ing of Roger. Haze was Half brother to Clyde. May the Lord give you peace and comfort during this time of loss and sorrow.
Sending love hugs and prayers.

Aunt Maye Ratliff / daughters Jackie and Kathy

Rod Rodriguez

March 10, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family. Roger was a good friend of mine here in Georgia. He would show off his Spanish and tell me stories upon stories about his family and how much he missed them. Roger was a kind hearted soul who would do anything for you. Thank you for your service Roger both for our country and then for us. You will be missed.

Teneka Ransom

March 10, 2020

If I could explain with words how much of an impact you made on so many people here at Caterpillar. We became family, and as much as you spoke about your family, they became family too. You have been missed since you left the plant. You helped sooo many. Let me just say Thanks for being you! You will be missed. Your legacy still lives.

Gordon Burgess

March 9, 2020

Thank you for your service. May God bless your family.

Katherine Rivera

March 9, 2020

Finally I could not know you closely, however I always heard from you, the father that my mother wanted to know, since I was a child I always called you grandfather without even knowing you, I thank life for having put you in our way in one way or another and I hope God welcome you and allow you to rest.

Kathy & John Niese

March 9, 2020

John & Kathy Niese, and family from Dayton, Ohio send their condolences along with prayers for the family and friends. May God be with one and all now and days to come during their loss of their loved one.

Nikki Neece

March 9, 2020

Where do I start I'm lost for words he was like a grandfather to me we went fishing all the time he even came to west Virginia to get me when my best friend Jeanine had surgery he will be missed so much it was an honor to know him

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Alexis Dale and Great Grandpa Roger Davis

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